Ending the HIV Epidemic
A Plan for America
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.
The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030.
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) leverages critical scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response by coordinating the highly successful programs, resources, and infrastructure of many HHS agencies and offices and providing a targeted infusion of new resources and support to the jurisdictions most heavily impacted.
- Transgender Status-Neutral Community-to-Clinic Models to End the HIV Epidemic Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control – NCHHSTP Grant. In the proposed demonstration project, TG clinics and TG CBOs will work collaboratively to develop holistic models to provide health care and well-being services for Transgender (TG) men and women that include co-located HIV prevention and care, gender-affirming services including hormone therapy and other procedures, STI testing, hepatitis testing, preventive health care, and chronic disease care, and to ensure access to mental health and substance use disorder services and social support services. These services will be developed with trans-specific cultural awareness to ensure that TG persons feel welcomed, heard, and cared for. The recipients will also participate in a national learning collaborative to share lessons learned and best practices for TG clinic and TG CBO partnerships to provide status-neutral, community-to-clinic services for TG persons. Estimated Application Due Date: Dec 30, 2021
- EHE Community Engagement Funding Notice The purpose of this announcement is to notify the community of recent funding awarded to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for the competitive application process of the EHE Community Engagement Funding Opportunity. The Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) is a national initiative that supports areas across the US which face high rates of new HIV cases. This initiative, led locally by the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade (DOH-MD) and the Miami-Dade Ryan White Part A Program, will help significantly reduce HIV rates across the county. The goal of EHE is to reduce new HIV cases by 75% in 5 years, and by 90% in 10 years.
- HRSA Shares First Look at Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative Data* (March 24, 2021) Over the last year, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has implemented the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative effort by funding Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B jurisdictions. Recipients used innovative strategies to link people who are either newly diagnosed with HIV, or diagnosed but currently not in care, to essential HIV care, treatment, and support services. These services help people with HIV access care and treatment in order reach HIV viral suppression and reduce transmission. HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has collected data about these efforts.
- New CDC Resource: HIV Prevention in the United States: Mobilizing to End the Epidemic* (HIV.gov) This resource provides an overview of the HIV epidemic in the United States, CDC’s vision for HIV prevention, and how the agency is working to mobilize efforts to end the HIV epidemic.
- Just Released! HIV National Strategic Plan A Roadmap to End the Epidemic for the United States | 2021–2025 (HIV.gov) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Report: The HIV Plan lays out a clear vision: The United States will be a place where new HIV infections are prevented, every person knows their status, and every person with HIV has high-quality care and treatment and lives free from stigma and discrimination. This vision includes all people, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, geographic location, or socioeconomic circumstance. Click here to read the HIV.gov announcement.
- We’re getting ahead of HIV* America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) graphically visualizes data on the six indicators used to track progress towards ending the HIV epidemic (EHE) in America. By tracking progress, jurisdictions, communities, and stakeholders will be able to monitor movement towards reducing new HIV transmissions by at least 90% by 2030. This tool is envisioned to be an asset that will provide the most up to date information available about EHE progress to help inform national and jurisdictional decision-making.
- NLAAD 2020 Webinar Presentations “Advancing the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative During COVID 19” Click here for English. Click here for Spanish.
- IHS Adds HIV Prevention & STI Services in an ER to Help End the HIV Epidemic in Phoenix* (HIV.gov) Ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030 is a goal of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its operational divisions, including the Indian Health Service (IHS). To assist in achieving this goal, the IHS Phoenix Indian Medical Center’s (PIMC) HIV Center of Excellence—a primary care HIV clinic—has created an innovative, customer-focused initiative to provide HIV and sexually transmitted infection services through the PIMC Emergency Department.
- CDC Communication Resources* (HIV.gov) “CDC released a suite of communication tools and resources that support our ongoing efforts to prevent HIV and help people with HIV stay healthy. The new and revised tools also support the work of the proposed HHS initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.” (Posted September 26, 2020)
- What You Need to Know About the 6 EHE Indicators: The AHEAD Dashboard* (HIV.gov) America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) will display data on the six EHE indicators used by the federal government to track progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in America. By tracking progress, we will be able to monitor movement towards reducing new HIV transmissions by at least 90% by 2030. (Posted July 16, 2020)
- Albertsons Companies and Walmart Donate Their Dispensing Services to HHS to Support the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative* (HIV.gov) The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will further expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV prevention medications by adding donated dispensing services from Albertsons Companies and Walmart to the Ready, Set, PrEP program beginning no later than July 30, 2020. The program allows uninsured patients to fill their prescriptions at no cost. (Posted July 18, 2020)
- HHS Awards $117 Million to End the HIV Epidemic in the United States* (HHS) February 26 Press Release. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $117 million to expand access to HIV care, treatment, medication, and prevention services. This investment is a critical component of the Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative, which aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030. (Posted March 5, 2020)
Ending the HIV Epidemic in Miami-Dade County Accelerating Local and State HIV Planning to End the Epidemic Prepared by the Health Council of South Florida, in collaboration with FDOH-MDC