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.

This project began in September 2019 when CHIPTS received a one-year EHE supplement award from the National Institute of Mental Health 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:

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative Session 20 – Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m. PST

Participate in this session to learn about strategies and approaches to address problematic substance use and its impact on the HIV epidemic in California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

EHE Phase 1 Updates: State and County Perspectives is coming up on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 10-11:30 a.m. PST. This special session will feature EHE activity updates from the California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS and California’s eight county health departments serving our EHE Phase 1 jurisdictions


Flyer - EHE Phase 1 Updates: State and County Perspectives


Slides - EHE Phase 1 Updates: State and County Perspectives

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

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Grassroots Approaches to Ending the HIV Epidemic tomorrow, August 17th, 2021 from 10-11:30 a.m. PST! Participate in this session to learn about effective strategies to address HIV and related conditions from grassroots organizations run by and for communities disproportionately impacted by HIV.

Our expert panelists for this session include:

  • Gerald Garth and Jamar Moore, Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease (AMAAD)
  • Khloe Rios-Wyatt, Alianza Translatinx
  • Richard Zaldivar, The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM)


Flyer: Grassroots Approaches to Ending the HIV Epidemic


Slides: Grassroots Approaches to Ending the HIV Epidemic

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

EHE Phase 1 Updates: State and County Perspectives is coming up on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 10-11:30 a.m. PST. This special session will feature EHE activity updates from the California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS and California’s eight county health departments serving our EHE Phase 1 jurisdictions


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

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Public Health Campaign Strategies to Help End the HIV Epidemic on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 from 10-11:30 a.m. PST! Participate in this session to learn about public health communications and media campaign strategies to disseminate HIV-related information and connect community members to HIV services.

Our expert panelists for this session include:

  • AltaMed Health Services
    • Alejandro Chavez, Health Education Supervisor
    • Dr. Alicia Morehead-Gee, HIV Prevention Medical Director
    • Jacqueline Nazarian, HIV Prevention Manager
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation
    • Christopher Artalejo-Price, Creative Campaign Manager
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs
    • Wendy Garland, Chief Epidemiologist


Flyer: Public Health Campaign Strategies to Help End the HIV Epidemic


Slides: Public Health Campaign Strategies to Help End the HIV Epidemic

Session 14: Innovative Linkage to Care Approaches - 11/16/2021, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Innovative Linkage to Care Approaches onTuesday, November 16th, 2021 from 10-11:30 a.m. PST . Join this session to learn about effective ways to link and engage community members in HIV care.

Featured panelists include:

  • Erin Antunez, LINCS Coordinator, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Guillermo Ramos, Early Intervention Manager, DAP Health
  • April Cruz, Diagnostic Testing and Outreach Manager, DAP Health
  • Tiana Monteilh, Program Manager, Care Coordination Services, APLA Health
  • Ruben Garcia, Project Coordinator, Options, APLA Health


Flyer: Innovative Linkage to Care Approaches


Slides: Innovative Linkage to Care Approaches

Session 15: Providing Culturally Competent and Inclusive HIV Services for the Trans Community - 1/25/2022, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Providing Culturally Competent and Inclusive HIV Services for the Trans Community on Tuesday, January 25, from 10-11:30 AM PST! Join this session to learn about strategies for providing trans-inclusive HIV services and ensuring trans folks receive the support they need to thrive.

Featured panelists include:

  • Deja Cabrera, Community Health Educator & Advocate, The San Diego LGBT Community Center
  • Dr. Antonia D’orsay, Director Of Trans Services, Borrego Health
  • Victoria Castro, Health Educator, El/La Para TransLatinas


Slides: Providing Culturally Competent and Inclusive HIV Services for the Trans Community

Session 16: Innovations to Serve Hardly Reached Communities - 3/15/2022, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Innovations to Serve Hardly Reached Communities on Tuesday, March 15, from 10-11:30 AM PST! Participate in this session to learn about strategies and approaches to ensure hardly reached communities at high risk for HIV receive the services they need to thrive, including individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals with problematic substance use, transmasculine individuals, and more.

Our amazing speakers for this session are:

  • Dr. David Goodman-Meza, UCLA
  • Luckie Alexander, Invisible Men
  • Alejandra Aguilar-Avelino, East Los Angeles Women’s Center


Flyer: Innovations to Serve Hardly Reached Communities


Slides: Innovations to Serve Hardly Reached Communities

Session 17: Strategies to Engage and Serve Youth - 4/19/2022, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Strategies to Engage and Serve Youth on Tuesday, April 19, from 10-11:30 AM PST! Participate in this session to learn about strategies and approaches to ensure youth with or at high risk for HIV receive the support and services they need to thrive.

Our amazing speakers for this session are:

  • Jacob Rowe, Sunburst Projects
  • Ashia Coleman, 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic
  • Miguel Bujanda, REACH LA


Flyer: Strategies to Engage and Serve Youth


Slides: Strategies to Engage and Serve Youth

Session 18: Addressing the HIV Epidemic in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities - 5/24/2022, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on Addressing the HIV Epidemic in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities on Tuesday, May 24, from 10-11:30 AM PST! In honor of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, this session will focus on tailored strategies and approaches to tackle HIV in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Our amazing speakers for this session are:

  • Nan Ding, APAIT, A division of Special Service for Groups, Inc
  • Wei-Ti Chen, UCLA School of Nursing


Flyer: Addressing the HIV Epidemic in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities


Slides: Addressing the HIV Epidemic in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Session 19: Community Infrastructures to Help End the HIV Epidemic - 7/19/2022, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on “Community Infrastructures to Help End the HIV Epidemic” on Tuesday, July 19, from 10-11:30 AM PST! This session discusses the development, implementation, and lessons learned of three community infrastructures working to address HIV and related conditions in California.

Our amazing speakers for this session are:

  • Dr. Sami Lubega, East Bay Getting to Zero
  • Ryan Clary, End the Epidemics
  • Julie Tolentino, EHE Steering Committee
  • Matt Brush, EHE Steering Committee
  • Ty Gaffney-Smith,  EHE Steering Committee


Flyer: Community Infrastructures to Help End the HIV Epidemic


Slides: Community Infrastructures to Help End the HIV Epidemic

Session 20: Addressing The Intersection Of HIV And Substance Use - 8/16/2022, 10-11:30 a.m. PST

EHE Regional Learning Collaborative session focused on “Addressing the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use” on Tuesday, August 16, from 10-11:30 AM PST! This session discusses strategies and approaches to address problematic substance use and its impact on the HIV epidemic in California.

Our amazing speakers for this session are:

  • Alessandra Ross – Chief, Harm Reduction Unit, CA Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS
  • Roger Sediles, Program Manager, Substance Abuse Programs, APLA Health
  • Richard Zaldivar, Founder and Executive Director, The Wall Las Memorias – Act Now Against Meth Coalition
  • Guilmar Perdomo, Prevention Programs Manager, The Wall Las Memorias – Act Now Against Meth Coalition


Flyer: Addressing The Intersection Of HIV And Substance Use


Slides: Addressing The Intersection Of HIV And Substance Use

California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS

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

County Health Departments

Alameda

Los Angeles

Orange

Riverside

Sacramento

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

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

Taking strategic actions to address susbstance ise in CA - OCT. 20 & 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.

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

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 - APR. 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

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.