The Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) Initiative was launched in February 2019 and is led by multiple agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These HHS agencies include: Office of the Assistance Secretary for Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA)is leading efforts to coordinate and implement EHE activities in the County. OCHCA has developed a framework of activities to be implemented over the course of five years to meet EHE goal of reducing new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years and 90% by 2030.
For more information on the CDC’s grant funding guidelines and objectives, please visit the CDC's EHE webpage.
For more information on HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, please visit HRSA's EHE webpage.
Orange County EHE Strategy
In 2020, OCHCA was awarded a combined total of $2,113,239, annually (2020-2025) in Ending the HIV Epidemic funding through the CDC and HRSA.
Orange County’s EHE Plan aligns with existing strategic plans such as the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Federal), Laying the Foundation for Getting to Zero (California Department of Public Health), Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan (Orange County), and other county documents that guide the delivery of HIV prevention and care services. OCHCA has developed an EHE Plan consisting of several planned or ongoing activities within the EHE’s four-pillar framework as outlined in the table below. Additional information can be found in Orange County's Ending the HIV Epidemic Summary.
Current Orange County EHE community engagement and needs assessment activities and summary documents:
Summary of Findings: Access to HIV/STD Health Care Services in the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Latinx Community of Orange County