East Bay Getting to Zero

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

Community workshops to date:

  • On September 11, 2020, 76 people joined us for our visioning workshop for the 5-year East Bay HIV strategic plan. Download the September workshop #1 summary here and slides here.
  • On October 23rd, 53 people joined us for our workshop to develop activities for the plan. Download the October workshop #2 summary here and slides here.
  • On November 13th, 40 people joined us for our workshop to determine priorities and outcomes for each strategic priority. Download the November workshop #3 summary here and slides here.
  • On November 17th, 22 people joined us for our first strategic planning workshop in Spanish! Acá Entre Nos: Taller de Redacción de un Plan Estratégico para Acabar con La Epidemia. Many thanks to to Dr. Xaviera Ortiz Soto and Moisés Cruz Jáuregui for co-facilitating this workshop. Download the bilingual notes from the Spanish language workshop here and slides here. Puede descargar el resumen de la sesión aquí y la presentación aqui.

We are so grateful for our communities’ 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. Whether or not you joined us, please use this form to ask questions and share input.

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


The purpose of our East Bay HIV strategic planning process is to develop, share and implement a community-driven “living” East Bay HIV strategic plan that is:
« flexible and responsive to local needs,
« addresses structural inequities, and
« used to make real systemic change.

Process timeline

Strategic areas

  1. Community messaging
  2. Improving collaborations
  3. Innovative models
  4. Youth engagement
  5. Housing and homelessness

Key communities and equity integrated into each area above with an additional equity group who will review all activities.

Core values and 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 sessions to address 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. After activities are determined, there will be an additional review by an equity group to ensure access and needs of key communities are addressed.

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 include groups with a disproportionate rate of new diagnoses in the East Bay: 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. And group with a disproportionate rate of late diagnoses in the East Bay: Asian and Pacific Islander people and people older than 50.

Areas of structural change we will address: policies, systems, programs, culture/environment, practices.

Organizations in attendance included:

AIDS Project East Bay, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHIP/Eden I&R, Alameda County Public Health Dept., Alameda Health Consortium, Asian Health Services, Bay Area Community Health – Transvision, Bay Area African American State of Emergency (BASE), CAL-PEP, Contra Costa County Public Health, East Bay Advanced Care (EBAC), Highland Hospital, Kaiser East Bay, 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!