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Apply for Bridge’s Emergency Department Screening Program

Bridge is now accepting applications for its new Emergency Department Syphilis/HIV/HCV Screening Program (EDSP). The organization invites all California hospitals with emergency departments (EDs) to apply. 

In partnership with the California Department of Public Health, EDSP will provide EDs funding and technical assistance to establish or grow routine opt-out testing, treatment and navigator linkage to care for syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

EDSP builds on Bridge’s health equity model of identifying and treating people where they are. The program aims to reach those who are disproportionately impacted, while reducing morbidity and mortality statewide. Funded hospitals will receive a base amount of $375,000 over 2.5 years and may qualify for additional navigator funding.

To learn more about how to apply, join an informational webinar on Friday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Register for the webinar here.  

EDSP applications are due Sept. 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.