Incorporating Hepatitis C in Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning: Health Department Challenges and Lessons Learned in Aligning Resources, Strategies, and Services to End the Epidemics
Wednesday, January 29 | 3 p.m. ET
In recent years, the implementation of health care reform and scientific advances in infectious disease treatment has transformed patient access to prevention and cure therapy. To further these opportunities, health departments are integrating infectious disease services—including hepatitis C virus (HCV)—into HIV prevention and care planning to better address community needs, leverage resources, improve efficiencies, and enhance coordination of service delivery.
Many health departments included HCV prevention and care services in their Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans, and are in the process of implementing, monitoring, and evaluating HCV services as part of their plans. The inclusion of HCV services and programs can require significant structural changes and funding re-alignment. This webinar, hosted by the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center, focused on the challenges and promising practices on leveraging HIV prevention and care programs to include HCV services within health departments. The webinar featured guest presenters who detailed their jurisdictions’ efforts to integrate HCV into its HIV prevention and care services , including resources needed, community level training and tracking HCV related data.
January 28, 2020
Resource allocation is an essential step in planning the optimal use of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funds by assigning awarded RWHAP resources to prioritized service categories. Resource allocation is informed by identifying and prioritizing unmet needs, and selecting service categories that can best meet those priorities. Through resource allocation, RWHAP funds are assigned to priority services in order to best meet local HIV care and treatment needs. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program mandates that both Part A and Part B recipients conduct a priority setting and resource allocation process that incorporates a wide range of representatives and stakeholders, including those who reflect the epidemic in their jurisdiction. During this webinar, presenters from the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center described key definitions and requirements for resource allocation, and effective resource allocation processes including tips, strategies, and resources. Representatives from the Philadelphia Office of HIV Planning and the Virginia Department of Health presented their strategies for optimizing resource allocation approaches in their jurisdictions.
April 25, 2019
Historically, prevention and care programs have operated separate planning groups, responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of HIV activities within communities. In the past, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A and Part B recipients and CDC-funded prevention jurisdictions have conducted parallel planning activities, often with little collaboration or coordination. However, there has been a recent shift towards integrating planning body activities as a way to reduce duplication and streamline the work of planning groups. The benefits of integrating planning activities are myriad, but there can be barriers to successful collaboration, including financial responsibility for administrative support; voting responsibilities and parity; and culture differences between prevention and care planning bodies.
This webinar, hosted by the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC), focused on integrated planning activities. Attendees learned about various models of collaboration or integration that jurisdictions can pursue as well as the benefits and potential challenges associated with integrated planning activities. The webinar featured guest presenters from Memphis, TN and San Francisco, CA who detailed their jurisdictions' efforts to integrate planning activities of prevention and care, and discussed lessons learned and promising practices.
April 10, 2019
During this webinar, hosted by the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC), presenters from the Rhode Island Centers for Excellence Integrating HIV Care, Support, and Treatment (CoExist) project presented how they are working to build and sustain their HIV workforce. They highlighted their work with public institutions of higher education, particularly Rhode Island College. Presenters described the process with emphasis on HIV workforce development, and creation of multidisciplinary, intensive care management teams.
Aligning Local Getting to Zero and Ending the Epidemic Initiatives and Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans
October 25, 2018
This webinar discussed how recipients can leverage or align local Getting To Zero (GTZ) or Ending The Epidemic (ETE) initiatives to accomplish Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan objectives and strengthen the overall response to HIV within their jurisdiction. During the webinar, the IHAP TAC and officials from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department described the benefits of aligning local GTZ/ETE initiatives with Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department also described the steps they have taken to successfully align their GTZ initiative with their Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, and provided recommendations of activities and strategies for other recipients to adopt.
October 4, 2018
This webinar discussed challenges and promising practices from jurisdictions that have successfully integrated care and prevention services within their health department. During the webinar, members of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services presented their process for integrating care and prevention services, including assessment of health department infrastructure and preparing health department staff for integration.
June 13, 2018
To better support the integration of HIV prevention and care service delivery, CDC and HRSA developed guidance for the submission of an Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, including the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need, that includes both HIV prevention and care data, goals, objectives, and activities.
As health departments actualize integrated plan activities, many jurisdictions are considering integrating prevention and care funding streams in order to facilitate greater integration of services on the ground. Integrated funding requires significant preparation and infrastructure changes for both the health department and its community providers. During this webinar, hosted by the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning (IHAP) TA Center, the Washington State Department of Health described their experience, challenges, and lessons learned with integrating the funding of prevention and care services within their state.
Strategies and Lessons Learned for Consumer and Stakeholder Engagement in Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning and Implementation
July 25, 2017
The webinar focused on key strategies for ongoing consumer and stakeholder engagement in the integrated prevention and care planning, implementation, and monitoring processes. An introductory presentation intended for RWHAP and CDC prevention program managers; recipient staff engaged in planning activities; and HIV planning council and planning body members responsible for implementing and monitoring Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans. During the webinar, two jurisdictions shared lessons learned for successfully engaging consumers and other stakeholder groups.
Putting Plans into Action: Roles and Responsibilities for Implementing Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans
May 18, 2017
The webinar presented strategies to identify roles and responsibilities for implementing your five-year Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan. This introductory presentation was intended for RWHAP recipients and CDC HIV prevention program managers; RWHAP and CDC HIV prevention program recipient staff engaged in planning activities; and HIV planning council and planning body members responsible for implementing and monitoring the Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans. During the webinar participants learned about a flexible process for delegating roles and responsibilities as well as best practices from several jurisdictions for successful collaboration between RWHAP Part A and Part B recipients and CDC HIV prevention partners.
Questions about Your Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan: Introducing the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center
September 12, 2016
The webinar introduced the new Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning (IHAP) Technical Assistance Center (TAC). JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.(JSI) collaborated with HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and other partners to answer questions regarding your planning efforts. Learn what the IHAP TAC will be doing to support integrated HIV planning efforts across prevention, care, and treatment to best meet the needs of people living with HIV and those at risk for HIV infection.