East Bay Getting to Zero
Photo of East Bay Linkage and Retention working group from the September 26, 2019 strategic planning meeting.
East Bay Linkage and Retention Working Group

On September 26, 2019, nearly 60 members of the the East Bay linkage and retention gathered to share stories and review updates in evidence-based and innovative practices to improve linkage to and retention in care. With this knowledge and experience, the group voted on strategic priorities for the next 5 years, which will inform the local Ending the HIV Epidemic plan.

From now to 2025, the East Bay Linkage and Retention Working Group aims to:
1. Strengthen warm hand-offs and rapid linkage to PrEP and HIV care
2. Build mobile and community-based healing-centered one-stop shops
3. Offer integrated same-day access to mental health and substance use services
4. Use inclusive, intentional messaging to inspire hope and engagement in services,
5. Use secure technology-enabled access to multilingual services
6. Train staff to implement these strategies in a trauma-informed and healing-centered way
To achieve 90% linkage rates and a 75% reduction in new diagnoses.

Click here to view and download the Linkage and Retention Strategic Plan for 2020-2025.

Click here to view and download all the resources and documents from the meeting.