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Webcast Panel Outlines HRSA's Role in Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Leaders from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hosted a 20-minute webinar to outline the “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America" initiative and provide Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funding recipients with details about its goals and HRSA’s critical role.

Presenters described the plan, its four conceptual pillars, and the complementary roles of HRSA (including the RWHAP and the Health Centers Progam), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Centers for AIDS Research Program (CFAR). The March 13 webcast recording is available on the HRSA website. Users must register to view the recording.

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Webinar Panel

  • Laura Cheever, MD, ScM; Associate Administrator, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
  • James Macrae, MA, MPP; Associate Administrator, HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
  • Heather Hauck, MSW, LICSW; Deputy Associate Administrator, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau 
  • Judy Steinberg, MD, MPH; Chief Medical Officer, HRSA BPHC

The Ending the Epidemic initiative was announced during the State of the Union Address last month. If funds are appropriated by Congress, this ten-year initiative will begin in fiscal year (FY) 2020 to achieve the important goal of reducing new HIV infections to less than 3,000 per year by 2030. This level of reduction would essentially mean that HIV transmissions would be rare and meet the definition of ending the epidemic. Multiple HHS agencies, including HRSA, CDC, Indian Health Service, and National Institutes for Health would work closely to leverage their expertise and achieve collaborative synergies.

For more background, read this report of Dr. Anthony Fauci's presentation at the 2019 Conference on Opportunistic Infections and Retroviruses.

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