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.
BUDGETING FOR SUCCESS
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.
in new funding for the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
in additional funding for HRSA’s RWHAP to expand access to HIV treatment
in continued funding for HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care
FY21 Budget Request
for CDC to reduce new HIV transmissions
for HRSA to deliver care through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
to the Indian Health Service to tackle the epidemic in Native communities
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).
Blazing a Trail to Guide
National HIV Efforts
EHE ON THE ROAD
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
FEBRUARY 5, 2019State of the Union
In the 2019 State of the Union address, the President announced a new initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, with the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030.
HHS leaders publish an editorial in the online edition of JAMA that provides details about Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. CDC released areport confirming the dramatic decline in annual HIV transmissions has stopped and progress in HIV prevention has stalled— stating their support to end the HIV epidemic in America. JAMA online editorial published by HHS leaders on Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America
CDC Data Confirm: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled
JULY 3, 2019
HHS awards pilot funds to three jurisdictions and the Cherokee Nation to jumpstart activities to further reduce the number of new HIV transmissions. Each of the jurisdictions—DeKalb County, Georgia; Baltimore City, Maryland; and East Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the Cherokee Nation—receives $1.5 million from the MHAF for this purpose.
JULY 8, 2019
The Assistant Secretary for Health announces that a team of U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers will provide regional support for Ending the HIV Epidemic initiatives in Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles. As part of the Corps’ Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE) program, the officers will develop health interventions to targeted communities.
AUGUST 2, 2019
HHS representatives meet with state and local health officials in Indianapolis, IN, about the work being done in Indiana to end the HIV epidemic, as part of ongoing efforts by HHS officials to visit the jurisdictions prioritized in Phase I of the initiative.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
Representatives from most of the 57 jurisdictions prioritized in Phase I of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America gather for a full-day meeting with representatives from several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies to discuss their plans to achieve the initiative’s goals. Conversations from USCA: Gathering of the 57 Jurisdictions to Develop Ending the HIV Epidemic Plans
DECEMBER 3, 2019
HHS launched Ready, Set, PrEPLearn more about the PrEP program, also known as Ready, Set, PrEP, a federal response to Ending the HIV Epidemic, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage. Learn more about the PrEP program, also known as Ready, Set, PrEP, a federal response to Ending the HIV Epidemic
FEBRUARY 10-11, 2020
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS holds its 66th full-Council meeting in Washington, D.C. where they reviewed the progress of four pilot sites to EHE activities. Watch Livestream of PACHA Meeting on February 10 and 11, 2020
HHS Awards Pilot Funds to Three Jurisdictions to Jumpstart Federal Initiative to End the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.