Ending the HIV Epidemic Regional Response

This webpage is dedicated to supporting a regionally coordinated response to the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The regional response includes California’s eight EHE Phase 1 jurisdictions: Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, and San Francisco Counties. Find more information about the EHE regional response, upcoming regional response events, and useful resources below.

New Resource! EHE Regional Meeting Summary Report: "Taking Strategic Action to Address Substance Use in California"

CHIPTS received a one-year EHE supplement award from the National Institute of Mental Health in September 2019 to engage a regional effort for coordinated EHE response in California. This involved:

  • Bringing together stakeholders from the eight California EHE Phase 1 counties;
  • working with those stakeholders to assess key needs, collaborative opportunities, and existing resources for a coordinated EHE response;
  • and compiling findings and recommendations from this project to help facilitate an EHE regional response.

Learn more about the project:

Regional stakeholders identified several key priorities for the EHE regional response. Identified priorities and supportive resources are listed below.

Infrastructures to support regional information sharing and collaboration

The EHE Regional Learning Collaborative was created in response to stakeholder recommendations to develop a learning collaborative infrastructure to support the EHE regional response. The goals of the learning collaborative are to:

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and spark collaborative opportunities across California’s EHE Phase 1 counties
  • Build readiness for coordinated action on EHE regional response priorities

Learning Collaborative Sessions

Session 2: Strategies for Community Engagement and Mobilization - 11/17/2020, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 3: At-Home HIV Testing - 12/15/2020, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 4: Community Engagement Part 2: Reaching Hardly Reached Communities - 1/19/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 5: Strategies and Best Practices for Mobile Service Delivery - 2/16/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 6: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Special Event - 3/23/2021, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Special Event

Flyer: Eliminating HIV Disparities and Inequities in Native Communities

Session 7: Strategies and Approaches to Address HIV Stigma - 4/20/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 8: Sustaining Our HIV Workforce - 5/18/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 9: Strategies for PrEP Engagement and Retention - 6/15/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 10: EHE Phase 1 Updates: State and County Perspectives - 7/20/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 11: Grassroots Approaches to Ending the HIV Epidemic - 8/17/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Session 12: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Special Event - 9/15/2021, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Special Event
Remembering the past, Reflecting on the present, Envisioning the future

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Event Agenda

Recording coming soon!

Session 13: Public Health Campaign Strategies to Help End the HIV Epidemic - 10/19/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

A Regional Response to End The HIV Epidemic in CA - Jan. 24, 2020

Taking Strategic Action To Address Substance Use In Ca - Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 2020

Opportunity for stakeholders from our eight EHE Phase 1 counties and other partners across the state to come together to discuss how to move evidence based strategies to address substance use forward as we work together to end the HIV epidemic and related syndemics in CA. Hosted in collaboration with the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center.

Day 1 – The Current Landscape

Day 1 Opening Remarks

Data Landscape: HIV and Substance Use in CA

Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Substance Use

Substance Use Policy Landscape

Strategies to Address Substance Use Panel Q & A

Day 2 – Action Planning

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Strategies in Action: Overdose Prevention

Strategies in Action: Meth Stimulant Use

Strategies in Action: Opioid Use

Strategies in Action: Harm Reduction

Strategies in Action: Panel Q & A

EHE Regional Response Next Steps - April 20, 2020

Discussion of preliminary findings from the EHE supplement project to engage an EHE regional response and next steps for the EHE regional response.

EHE Regional Response Next Steps

California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS

  • Program Website
  • EHE Contact: Kevin Sitter, Ending the Epidemics Program Manager

County Health Departments


Los Angeles




San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco


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If you have any questions about the EHE regional response or would like to join our email list, please contact CHIPTS EHE Coordinator Elena Rosenberg-Carlson at erosenberg-carlson@mednet.ucla.edu.