EHE in Action
HHS and partner agencies have been working with Phase I EHE jurisdictions to lay the foundation for EHE success and jumpstart efforts towards ending the HIV epidemic at the local, and ultimately national, level.
Local Ending the HIV Epidemic Plans
Ending the national HIV epidemic in the United States starts with innovative, community-driven solutions. As part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, the 57 EHE priority areas developed community plans that address local needs and HIV-related health disparities. Each community plan considers local HIV data, risk factors, exposure, the immediate and long-term needs of impacted populations, and how best to implement prevention and treatment activities based on those needs.
Community engagement is critical to the success of these plans and requires ongoing insight and collaboration from key stakeholders working together to maximize resources and increase coordination of HIV programs across jurisdictions. HHS will continue working with priority areas to meet the HIV prevention, treatment, and care needs of their communities and address current service delivery challenges.
BUDGETING FOR SUCCESS
Funding the EHE Initiative
Beginning with funding to support preliminary Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative activities in 2019, several HHS agencies have received and distributed additional funds each year specifically to expand and accelerate national efforts to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030.
REACHING THOSE IN NEED
Free HIV Prevention for Americans without Prescription Insurance
Although more than one million people who are at risk for HIV in the United States could benefit from PrEP medications, only a small fraction receive it. Ready, Set, PrEP launched in December 2019, and provides free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to those who qualify.
Blazing a Trail to Guide
National HIV Efforts
Funded through the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund, three jurisdictions were awarded funds to jumpstart activities to further reduce the number of new HIV transmissions: DeKalb County, GA; Baltimore City, MD; and East Baton Rouge, LA. In addition, the Indian Health Service (IHS) awarded pilot project funds to the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. Click the buttons below to learn more.