Ending the HIV Epidemic in King County (EHE)
Planning Committee and Advisory Groups
In February 2019, the President announced the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. This comprehensive initiative, known as EHE, aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% in five years and by 90% by 2030. King County was one of 48 counties eligible for EHE funding and multiple organizations in King County received funding to engage in EHE activities. To support collaboration and coordination, Public Health - Seattle & King County received funding to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive EHE plan. The resulting "Plan for ending the HIV Epidemic in King County" can be found at the link below. EHE-funded organizations are now in the process of implementing EHE activities and this website will soon include information and dashboards about the impact of these activities over time.
The Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative focuses on four key strategies:
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The EHE Planning Committee and Advisory Groups were responsible for identifying gaps in HIV prevention and care services in King County and providing technical input on proposed EHE activities.
EHE Planning Committee (EPC)
- Members included representatives with expertise in HIV prevention and care services, health care systems, epidemiology, substance use and other social services, as well as affected community members.
- This committee developed proposed HIV prevention and care activities for the EHE plan, incorporated feedback from advisory groups and provided concurrence on the final King County plan.
Community-Based Prevention and Care Advisory Group
- Members included representatives from community-based organizations and social service providers working on providing services related to HIV prevention and care, housing, substance use, mental health, and affected community members.
- This group provided technical input on to how to expand access to HIV prevention and care services and how to structure interventions to address social determinants and decrease health disparities.
Healthcare Advisory Group
- Members included representatives from healthcare organizations, medical providers and payers serving King County.
- This group provided technical input on how Public Health and healthcare organizations and systems can work together to expand access to HIV prevention and care services.
- Plan to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in King County
- North Seattle PWID Rapid Needs Assessment Summary
- 2020 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Report and Community Profile
- Epidemiology Review Presentation (February 3, 2020)
- Quick reference for HIV/AIDS Indicators in King County, 2019
- Incident HIV Diagnoses by geographic region in King County, 2015-2019
- Prevalent HIV Diagnoses by geographic region in King County, 2019
- HIV epidemic in men who have sex with men (MSM) and people who inject drugs (PWID) in King County, 2009-2018 (draft)
- Country and region of birth among residents newly diagnosed with HIV in King County, 2009-2018
- Country and region of birth among residents living with HIV in King County, 2018
- Primary language among persons living with HIV in King County, 2010-2019
- Self-reported HIV testing history among testers at community-based organizations in King County, 2009-2018 (draft)
- Housing status among a sample of residents living with HIV in King County, 2016-2018
- Where have people interacted with a health care or other system before an HIV diagnosis in King County, 2018-2019?
- How do we keep HIV data secure?
- How do we use molecular data for HIV prevention?