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RFA 19-10718 - Project Empowerment

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California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (CDPH/OA) Prevention Branch is happy to announce the release of the Project Empowerment RFA. CDPH/OA is soliciting innovative applications from eligible entities for Project Empowerment. A pre-application webinar has been scheduled for December 3, 2019 at 10am to provide further guidance and answer questions related to the RFA. Please see the announcement for more information, including details, important deadlines and a link to access the RFA and webinar. To submit an application, please read and follow the RFA instructions carefully. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Thank you,

Angelique Skinner
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)-
California Department of Public Health
Office of AIDS, Division
(916) 319-9730

New Surveillance Reports

ON BEHALF OF HIV SURVEILLANCE

Office of AIDS is happy to announce the release of four new HIV surveillance reports focusing on disparities and trends in disproportionately impacted populations. The reports are available on our surveillance report webpage


HIV Trends among Gay Men and Other MSM (PDF)

Trends in HIV diagnoses and outcomes in gay men and other MSM from 2008 to 2017.


HIV/AIDS Health Disparities in California (PDF)

Disparities new diagnoses rates and health outcomes by race/ethnicity, gender, transmission risk, and age for 2017


HIV and Black/African Americans Fact Sheet (PDF)

Focused fact sheet with rates of new diagnoses and health outcomes by gender, age, and transmission risk among Black/African-Americans, 2017


HIV and Latinx Fact Sheet (PDF)

Focused fact sheet with rates of new diagnoses and health outcomes by gender, age, and transmission risk among Latinxs, 2017

 

Please feel free to share these links with colleagues and partners who may find them useful. 

Angelique Skinner
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)-
California Department of Public Health
Office of AIDS, Division
(916) 319-9730

Announcements on Palm Springs for an interactive program on Emerging Paradigms in ART and Positive Life Series

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Gut Health in HIV

Presented by Peter Anderson, NP from AIDS Project Los Angeles & Brian Coppedge of Napo Pharmaceuticals

The location is the Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center (at Tachevah & Miraleste). A light supper is served at 6:00 PM; program begins at 6:30 PM.

ASL provided upon request at least one week prior. The ASL interpreter has not yet been scheduled for this event.

Sponsored by HIV+Aging Research Project-Palm Springs. RSVP is NOT required.

Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you there!

Future programs:
Jan 7 – Brian Bilhartz of the Bilhartz Desert Insurance Agency will present an overview of the Medicare program.
Feb 4 – HIV Activist Nelson Vergel will speak on Aging Strong with HIV.
Mar 3 – Karla Torres, NP from UCSD's Owen Clinic will speak.
Apr 7 – Clayton Barbour, MD of Borrego Health will give a CROI Conference update.

PC meeting postponed

It is with deep regret and concern for member safety that we have opted to postpone tomorrow's PC meeting scheduled from 12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m at Desert AIDS Project due to the impending storm. The meeting is rescheduled to December 20th at 12:30 p.m., location will be announced shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mr Lloyd White

Managing HIV Side Effects

Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 PM

Dr Steve Scheibel from Borrego's Stonewall Medical Clinic will talk about how to manage common HIV medication side effects. The location is Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center (at Tachevah & Miraleste). A light supper is served at 6:00 PM; program begins at 6:30 PM. ASL provided upon request at least one week prior. Sponsored by Coachella Valley Community Research Initiative. RSVP is NOT required. Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you there!

Future programs:
Nov 6 - Dr Karla Torres will present on mental health & substance abuse
Dec 4 - Memory loss in HIV - Dr Victor Valcour from UCSF will talk about their MIND study

Help End The HIV and Hepatitis C Epidemics

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We need your help to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics and significantly reduce the incidence of STDs!

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.

We want your input! Please complete the Ending the Epidemics community survey here. We highly encourage you to share this information with your networks.

Thanks in advance for your help! If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Clary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reminder: Positive Life Tues, June 5: HPV & Anal Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 PM

HPV & ANAL CANCER PREVENTION | NEW STUDY AT DAP

Dr. Joel Palefsky from UCSF will come to talk about anal HPV, how to prevent anal cancer, and a new study opening at DAP The location is Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center (at Tachevah & Miraleste). A light supper is served at 6:00 PM; program begins at 6:30 PM. ASL provided upon request at least 1 wk prior. Sponsored by HIV+Aging Research Project-Palm Springs. Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but RSVP is NOT required. See you there!

Laying a Foundation for Getting to Zero Baseline Report now available on the Office of AIDS website

We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Health (CDPH) Office of AIDS (OA) has released the “Laying a Foundation for Getting to Zero Baseline Report.” This report details the twelve objectives in the “Laying a Foundation for Getting to Zero: California’s Integrated HIV Surveillance, Prevention, and Care Plan” (the plan), and provides the annual incremental goals to reach the stated objectives by the end of 2021.  Data for the years 2014 and 2015 were used to set baseline measures, and 2016 data are also reported. For some of the objectives, data for local health jurisdictions are also available and will be released separately. The report also includes a summary of OA activities during 2016. The time-period covered by this report is prior to initiating the plan, which officially started in January 2017. However, many of the activities addressed were initiated prior to 2017 and can be used to inform future work.

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