Ending the Epidemic (CDC)

Goal 1: Develop or enhance evidence-based and innovative platforms to serve and retain individuals in need of PrEP and other prevention services.

Strategies to Achieve Goal 1:

  • Provide novel methods of PrEP/nPEP program implementation via telemedicine, technology-based applications, or same-day PrEP/nPEP initiation. 
  • Develop PrEP/nPEP services in traditional or nontraditional settings.

Goal 2: Expand the role of FHHS in high-risk Tuscaloosa communities as a service hub for comprehensive and holistic HIV prevention services.

Strategies to achieve Goal 2:

  • Screen, refer, link, prescribe, and track adherence to PrEP for HIV negative persons at high risk for HIV infection interested in PrEP and nPEP.

  • Refer HIV-negative persons at risk for HIV infection to other essential support services, to include screening and active referrals for healthcare benefits, behavioral health, and medical and social and support services (e.g., social determinants of health).

Goal 3: Implement a set of accessible, tailored, evidence-based education strategies through FHHS Staff and the Campus Coordinator.

Strategies to achieve Goal 3:

  • Increase awareness of and competence for HIV prevention, PrEP, or nPEP through trainings, outreach events, and educational resources.

Ending the Epidemic (HRSA)

Goal 1: Develop and enhance services to promote care engagement/re-engagement, care retention, and viral suppression.

Strategies to achieve Goal 1:

  • Establish a sustainable peer mentorship program.

  • Expand the role of FHHS in high-risk communities through a robust case management and referral program.

Goal 2: Develop and implement innovative strategies to respond to identified HIV clusters.

Strategies to achieve Goal 2:

  • Coordinate data response with CDC, ADPH, and geo-mapping with UAB.

  • Develop and utilize a robust contact tracing program for providers and patients.