Federal and local governments are promoting greater collaborations between CDC and HRSA grantees/stakeholders. Traditionally, CDC has focused on HIV prevention activities, and HRSA has focused on HIV care and treatment activities.
Greater planning between health department officials and community stakeholders focused on prevention and care activities will best position communities to reach shared goals to end new HIV infections and help increase community viral suppression.
CFARs across the United States offer a platform that could help local prevention and treatment goals, especially in informing the planning process, examining opportunities for new insights and direction, and provide certain types of data that could propel HIV prevention and treatment activities. CFARs can also help promote shared goals through mobilization, education and engagement.
This panel will explore the various ways CFARs could be a part of local integrated HIV prevention and care activities.
This session will be moderated by Kevin Jones, Executive Director of UCHAPS, and include the panelists below.
- Marcus Stanley, of HealthHIV, has agreed to share more of what HealthHIV is learning in regards to capacity building needs of integrated planning councils and health departments. This could help inform partnerships created between CFARs and their local health departments.
- Gretchen Weiss, of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, has agreed to discuss the connection with integrated planning and the role of the health department as a key jurisdiction chief health strategist.
- Kenyon Farrow, of Treatment Action Group, would discuss their latest white paper on ‘research in the PrEP era’ that summarizes recommendations and how they can inform integrated planning and our collective goals to end HIV.
- Leah Varga, of the DC Department of Public Health, has agreed to discuss DC's integrated plan and efforts to integrate HIV planning councils.
The National CFAR Community CAB Conference will take place at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC. To attend this session, please register for this conference at https://dccfar.gwu.edu/2017-national-cfar-meeting.