In response to growing concern about community spread of corona-virus (COVID-19), the IEHPC Support staff are taking responsible actions to protect the health and wellness of our staff and the communities we serve.
In order to reduce risk of exposure to the virus:
The First Congregational Church campus where the IEHPC offices is housed will be closed from March 16 through April 10. All Public events and gatherings scheduled to be conducted here are postponed.
The Support staff will limit non-essential travel; participation in events and meetings will be conducted by phone or video-conference until further notice. The Committee meetings and Consumer Caucuses scheduled for March are canceled and will be rescheduled as soon as it is appropriate to do so.
We continue to actively monitor the current environment for corona-virus-related risks and will prepare according to guidelines from the County Public Health officials, State of California, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
Please e-mail us with any concerns or questions, as staff will be available during this period. We wish you good health and will keep you updated with any changes or other announcements. Please check the Inland Empire HIV Planning Council web site and Facebook group for news and updates.
We know that many of HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, subrecipients, and stakeholders are concerned about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients provide a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, medication, and essential support services to the most vulnerable people with HIV, and many are playing an important role in delivering critical services and assisting local communities during this public health emergency.
HRSA is working to keep Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, subrecipients, and partners updated on the latest information regarding COVID-19. As part of that effort, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has launched a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) webpage on the HAB website, which HAB is monitoring and updating as new information is made available.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As always, please reach out to your HRSA HAB Project Officer with any additional questions.
Laura Cheever and Heather Hauck HIV/AIDS Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration
The Inland Empire HIV Planning Council will be hosting an education webinar, HIV University Express is a sample of our 10-week HIV University training course for individuals living with or affected by HIV. The purpose of the Planning Council is to ensure the development of a client centered, comprehensive continuum of care for persons living with HIV throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Webinar opportunity –share with partners as needed.
March 26, 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET – Healthcare Needs of Adults with HIV who are Aging in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program To participate: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/aging_with_hiv/ (Closed captioning available) Audio Conference: 888-469-0647; Participant Code: 8812778
During this webinar, subject matter experts will present on the clinical needs of adults with HIV who are aging and resources available to meet provider training needs. The webinar will also feature a RWHAP client who has experienced the challenges in navigating the complex healthcare systems available to older adults
Michelle Sandoval-Rosario, DrPH, MPH
CDR, United States Public Health Services
Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE)
Regional Director - Region 9
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)