East Bay Getting to Zero

Updates on the East Bay HIV strategic plan will be posted to this webpage.

On Friday, September 11, 2020, 76 people from 23 organizations joined us for our first workshop on the 5-year East Bay HIV strategic plan. We are so grateful for your commitment to HIV services and advocacy during this time of multiple crises. Your presence speaks to the strength and resilience of our community.

If you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry – there will be more opportunities to provide input and help design and write the plan! We want the strategic plan to be community-designed and driven. Whether or not you joined us, please use this form to provide input on the strategic plan and how we should include key communities. 

Save the date for our next virtual meeting on writing the strategic plan: Friday, October 23, 10-11:30 am.

Word cloud created in response to the question: How do you want to be when we come out of this pandemic?

Key communities

During the September 11 workshop, there was a lively discussion on how to include key communities and address equity in the strategic planning process.

As a result of this discussion, the planning team will be more explicit and intentional in including key communities and equity in upcoming meetings and the structure of the strategic plan. In each strategic area, we will have sections on how we include our core values to advance healing and key communities to advance equity. We want to make sure advocates are part of these decision-making plans and discussions.

We are also in the process of determining whether we will host separate key community group(s) or meetings in addition to this.

Current strategic areas are: community messaging, improving collaborations, innovative service models, youth engagement, and housing.

Core values that will be explicitly included to advance healing include: people-first, trauma-informed, healing-engaged, antiracist, sex positive, community-driven, data/science-driven, adaptive.

Key communities that will be explicitly included to advance equity: Black/African Americans (including women), Latinx people, youth/young adults, transgender people, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, people who are or were incarcerated, and people experiencing homelessness. 

Organizations in attendance included:

AIDS Project East Bay, AHIP/Eden I&R, Alameda County Public Health Dept., Alameda Health Consortium, Asian Health Services, Bay Area Community Health – Transvision, CAL-PEP, Contra Costa County Public Health, EBAC, Gilead Sciences, Highland – AIC, Kaiser  – HIV services, La Clinica de la Raza, Lifelong Medical Care, Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Oakland TGA Planning Council, Pacific AETC, Primary Care at Home, Roots Health Center, RTI International, UCSF: School of Nursing, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, WORLD

Stay tuned for more updates!