image of the cover of the strategic plan, with people of many diverse ages, genders, and ethnicities.

Ending the Epidemics: Addressing HIV, HCV, and STIs in California



The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch are pleased to present the first integrated strategic plan to address human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California. This plan reflects diverse voices from CDPH and other state agencies, local health jurisdictions, community-based organizations, and people with lived experience of these conditions. In this plan, you will find a picture of what we hope the HIV, HCV, and STI landscape in California will look like in five years, and some ideas for how to create it.






Where can I find this plan?



You can download your own copy here: https://www.facenteconsulting.com/pdf/CDPH_StratPlan2021_FINAL.pdf.



There's also a one-page guide that summarizes the key strategies,
which you can view or download here in English (page 1) o español (página 2):







I heard you had a Town Hall about this, but I missed it. Was it recorded?



Yes! We'd love for you to watch the recording. Here's what you'll find:

  • A welcome by Dr. Marisa Ramos, Chief of the CDPH Office of AIDS, and Dr. Kathleen Jacobson, Chief of the CDPH STD Control Branch
  • A 30-minute overview of the strategic plan and next steps, by Shelley Facente, Lazara Paz-Gonzalez, Sara Durán, and Katie Burk from Facente Consulting
  • About 10 minutes of Marisa Ramos, Rachel McLean, and Jessica Frasure-Williams from CDPH providing an overview of the innovative, integrated work already happening at the State level to date
  • Almost an hour of presentations about structural changes already happening statewide to address these issues, including:
  • Meredith Lee, Advancing Community Equity Branch Chief, CDPH Office of Health Equity
  • Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director, Medi-Cal and CalAIM, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Denise Galvez, Community Services Division Branch Chief, California Department of Health Care Services





You can view the town hall here!





You can view or download the town hall slides here:







I heard you held some virtual and in-person community engagement events throughout California. Where were they?







San Diego** - Monday, May 9, 1pm-4pm

**This meeting was bilingual (English/Spanish) //
Esta reunión fue disponible en lenguaje bilingüe (inglés e español)

Logan Heights Branch Library, Community Room





El Centro - Tuesday, May 10, 9am-12pm

Old Post Office Pavilion





San Bernardino - Wednesday, May 11, 9am-12pm

CSUSB John M. Pfau Library





Bakersfield - Thursday, May 12, 9am-12pm

East Bakersfield Veterans Building





Willits - Tuesday, May 24, 9am-12pm

Willits Center for the Arts, Great Room





Eureka - Wednesday, May 25, 9am-12pm

Jefferson Community Center Auditorium





Redding - Thursday, May 26, 1pm-4pm

Redding Library, Community Room





San Francisco - Tuesday, June 28, 3pm-6pm

25 Van Ness Ave, Room 610





Oakland - Wednesday, June 29, 9am-12pm

OakStop, International Event Suite





Santa Barbara - Tuesday, June 28, 9am-12pm

Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building





Fresno - Wednesday, June 29, 9am-12pm

Nielsen Conference Center





Modesto - Thursday, June 30, 9am-12pm

Boy Scout Club House





Santa Cruz - Thursday, June 30, 9:30am-12:30pm

Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley





Sacramento - Monday, July 11, 1pm-4pm

Sacramento State Downtown, DTN 104/105





Quincy - Tuesday, July 12, 9am-12pm

Mineral Building, Plumas County Fairgrounds





Nevada City (Grass Valley) - Wednesday, July 13, 1pm-4pm

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building





Northern California virtual meeting
Monday, June 6, 10am-12pm

Zoom





Southern California virtual meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 10am-12pm

Zoom





Reunión virtual en español // Spanish-language virtual meeting
Jueves, 7 de Julio, 10:00-12:00 // Thursday, July 7, 10am-12pm

Zoom





Central California / Inland Empire virtual meeting
Friday, July 8, 10am-12pm

Zoom





Bay Area / Sacramento virtual meeting
Thursday, July 14, 10am-12pm

Zoom













This map displays the locations of our in-person community engagement meetings. You can zoom in and out like any Google map and click on the pins for details.











Alt text: Bright yellow image of a concert-style poster listing all the cities, dates, and times for community engagement events throughout California, with faces of people with diverse genders, ages, and ethnicities.

How can I get more info? I still have questions.



You can reach us at info@facenteconsulting.com and we'd be happy to answer your questions. Thanks for your interest!

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    —Jessica L. Fleming, MPH, Cities Readiness Initiative Program Manager, Marion County Public Health Department, Indiana

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    —Zach Ford, Senior Program Manager, AIDS United

  • "Autumn delivered exceptional work! She was extraordinarily communicative and professional."

    —Ryan Anson, NP, East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC)

  • "Thank you so much for your expansive and grounded thinking as you guided us through this process. At that early meeting, where we were just writing all kinds of ideas and visions down, everything seemed incredibly scattered and chaotic - it made my brain hurt. You took your time to carefully assemble all these seemingly random thoughts and dreams into actual categories and suddenly I could see what was happening. It's almost like you tricked us into creating a strategic plan! I learned a great deal from this process."

    —Esther Landau, The Arc San Francisco

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    —Mike Shriver, Co-Chair of the San Francisco HIV Community Planning Council

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    —Kate Monico Klein, Director, Forensic AIDS Project / San Francisco Department of Public Health, Jail Health Services

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