The Department of Health (DOH) has integrated HIV care and prevention planning to create a new HIV planning system. The system replaces the Community Programs Planning Group, EIP Steering Committee and the HIV Prevention Planning Group. The vision is to end the HIV epidemic in Washington State. We will do this by preventing new HIV infections among people at high risk and general population and by keeping people with HIV healthy. People living with HIV are encouraged to participate in all three parts of this planning system, which include the steering group, stakeholder village and special emphasis workgroups.
Learn more: Washington State HIV Planning System (PDF)
Commitment to End AIDS in Washington
Governor Jay Inslee announced a commitment to end AIDS in Washington. The governor issued a proclamation on December 1, 2014 supporting the development of a statewide plan to reduce the rate of new HIV diagnoses by 50 percent by 2020. To learn more, please visit www.endaidswashington.org.
Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan
The Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan for 2017 – 2021 is complete. The plan and associated needs assessment was created through a collaborative process.
We had incisive, and perceptive input which was critical in the development of the plan. This input came from:
- People living with HIV.
- Community based organization.
- Local health jurisdictions.
- Case managers.
- Allied professionals committed to reducing new HIV infections and optimizing health outcome for people living with HIV.
The strategies and recommendations contained in the documents below highlight strategies set out by Governor Inslee in his Proclamation to End AIDS in Washington by 2020. These strategies provide a framework that links HIV prevention and care and coordinates all stakeholders for a safer and healthier Washington.
- Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (PDF)
- Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan (PDF)
- Monitoring and Improvement (PDF)
Please email HIV.Planning@doh.wa.gov with any questions, concerns, or comments.
HIV Community Services Update
We are currently working with 6 local public health agencies and 10 Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to prevent, treat, and care for Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) and Persons at High Risk for HIV (PAHR) in Washington State. The Department of Health provides leadership, technical assistance, and funding at various levels to our partners as part of its HIV Planning process.
Together, these agencies provide:
- Case management and care support services for PLWH across our state; and
- Increased access to HIV testing, condoms, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for PAHR in the areas of the state with the highest rates of HIV infection.
Other related prioritized programs and services that are aligned with the End AIDS Washington Initiative's primary goal to reduce new HIV infections in Washington State by 50% by 2020 include:
- Reducing health disparities among PLWH and PAHR with a special emphasis on engaging gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities;
- Reducing HIV-related stigma to invigorate meaningful community engagement work will also be prioritized.