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.

EHE COO Harold Phillips on a virtual PACHA meeting

Putting a Plan in Motion

FY20 Budget Allocation

Congress appropriated $267 million specifically for EHE activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. This fiscal support includes new funding for the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, additional funding for Health Resources and Services Administration’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Prevention program and continued funding for HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the National Institutes of Health.

These funds will allow for new and expanded efforts in to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Learn more about total federal funding for the EHE initiative and how it has been spent.

FY20 Budget Allocation pie chart
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$140 Million
in new funding for the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
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$70 Million
in additional funding for HRSA’s RWHAP to expand access to HIV treatment
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$50 Million
in continued funding for HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care

FY21 Budget Request

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$371 Million
for CDC to reduce new HIV transmissions
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$302 Million
for HRSA to deliver care through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
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$27 Million
to the Indian Health Service to tackle the epidemic in Native communities
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$10 Million
for NIH to evaluate activities and identify treatment and prevention interventions

The FY2021 budget proposal includes $716 million for the second year of the multiyear initiative. If allocated by Congress, this funding will support vital new and expanded work by several agencies, including CDC, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

To read more about how these funds would be allocated, click here.

Checking Our Progress in Person

Prevention through Active Community Engagement—or PACE—officers work collaboratively with HHS leadership to develop targeted, public health interventions in the Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; and Atlanta, GA metro areas.

CDC and HHS Representatives meet with state health departments, community health centers and community partners

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; September 2019

During a visit to one of the 4 “Jumpstart sites,” representatives from CDC and HHS met with leaders from the state health department, two community health centers, and a variety of community partners engaged in the initiative, including representatives from local hospitals, federally qualified health centers, the Department of Corrections, community-based organizations, the HOPWA program, and staff of both the mayor and governor. They shared details about how they had tailored and were implementing actions tailored to the community’s needs and circumstances that are aligned with each of the initiative’s pillars. HHS Awards Pilot Funds to Three Jurisdictions to Jumpstart Federal Initiative to End HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

PACHA members and HHS officials meet to discuss the EHE initiative in Florida and Puerto Rico

Miami, Florida; October 21 and 22, 2019

During the October 2019 meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), the members and HHS agency officials heard updates on HIV in the Latinx community and the EHE initiative in Florida and Puerto Rico and how EHE is addressing the unique needs of the seven Florida counties and San Juan, Puerto Rico, prioritized in Phase I. Watch Livestream of PACHA Meeting from Miami on October 21 & 22

PACE officers visit RAO Community Health to discuss the Ready, Set, PrEP program

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; January 31, 2020

Mecklenburg County, NC. January 2020. Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE) officers visit to Rosedale Assistance & Opportunities (RAO) Community Health to review innovative implementation of the Ready, Set, PrEP program.

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.

Learn more about Ready, Set, PrEP

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