The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released program guidance for Component B of its Notice of Funding Opportunity PS-19-1906 back in October 2019, with awards to 32 CDC-funded state and local health departments representing the 57 geographic areas identified for Phase 1 of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The guidance references similarities with the CDC/HRSA integrated planning process and encourages engagement with existing planning bodies. The information below highlights key areas of intersection and recommends resources developed by the HRSA-funded Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC) to help leverage integrated plans and planning process for your EHE Plan development.
This is only a summary. Please refer to the full guidance for more details.
The 19-1906 program guidance requires documentation of three types of engagement, one being existing local prevention and care integrated planning bodies. However, the guidance notes that these local planning bodies should include “new voices” that represent communities who have not previously participated in the planning process.
As noted in the 19-1906 program guidance, additional information about developing epidemiologic profiles can be found in existing guidance developed for integrated planning. The IHAP TAC has compiled a list of exemplary full epidemiologic overviews, developed by jurisdictions for their Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans, which can help inform the development of your snapshot summary.
See these exemplary Epidemiologic Overviews
EHE Plans must include a snapshot summary of a current situational awareness, which should provide an overview of strengths, challenges, and identified needs with respect to HIV prevention and care activities. Similar to the approach for integrated planning, the situational awareness should synthesize information from the local epidemiologic data, engagement with local planning bodies, and input from other local partners and community engagement efforts. As noted in the program guidance, previously developed integrated plans should be among the resources considered as you develop the situational analysis.
See these Assessing Needs, Gaps, and Barriers sections of integrated plans developed by jurisdictions
Reaching Concurrence on the EHE Plan
To reach concurrence, leverage the previous processes used to develop your Integrated HIV Prevention and Care plan to create your EHE plan. Allow for input and support from all stakeholders.