In 2013 the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) announced the anticipated availability of funds from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS (MAI) Initiative Funds and Title X funds for existing Title X funded service grants to provide high impact HIV prevention services that include opt-out HIV testing, linkage to care, behavioral interventions through counseling sessions, condom distribution and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment. A portion of grantees were also awarded funding to develop and implement enhanced, bi-directional linkage services between Title X service sites and Ryan White-funded HIV medical service sites, and to formulate best practices based on their experience.
This meeting will bring together representatives from these newly-funded projects and will include presentations from nationally- recognized speakers and representatives from key HHS agencies, poster presentations by grantees and researchers, skills-building workshops, and opportunities for networking and small group discussions.
To provide information and training to enable grantees to provide and report on high-impact prevention services and to increase effective linkage partnerships.
As a result of this meeting, participants will be able to:
- Define at least three high impact HIV prevention strategies;
- Identify at least two new opportunities for effective new linkages to care and treatment (including bi- directional);
- Discuss at least one additional approach to addressing health disparities related to HIV/AIDS; and
- Describe OPA's strategy for supporting improved coordination of federal HIV prevention under the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), including changes to data reporting requirements for HIV integration grantees