Since 2014, several cities, counties, and states have announced Ending the Epidemic plans to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics and address the growing epidemic of STDs. Unlike other plans drafted primarily by and for public health officials, these Ending the Epidemic plans were developed and implemented with leadership from all impacted communities.
It is time for California to develop its own Ending the Epidemic plan! The California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers, together with viral hepatitis and STD organizations, have launched a community-driven effort to inform development of a statewide plan to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics and significantly reduce the incidence of STDs. What makes this initiative unique – in addition to community leadership – is its ambitious goal of addressing the epidemics of HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs at the same time.
We are seeking broad community input and recommendations on key Ending the Epidemic strategies, especially activities that would be considered game-changers. Game-changer activities may include new policies and programs, changes to existing policies and programs, or other efforts that would help dramatically reduce the incidence of HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs. These recommendations will help inform the development and implementation of a statewide Ending the Epidemic plan.
Please complete this form to the best of your ability in order to submit game-changer recommendations. Please provide as much information as you can and mark anything you cannot complete as "I don't know" or leave it blank. You are welcome to submit multiple responses.
Thank you in advance for your submission. All recommendations will be reviewed by three separate community work groups (HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs). If you are interested in joining one of the work groups, please contact Ryan Clary at email@example.com.