Dear Friends,
 
I hope this finds you well, healthy, and safe during these challenging times. Today, on World AIDS Day 2021, we continue to bring attention to the HIV epidemic, increasing awareness and knowledge to End the Epidemic, and advocating and supporting people and communities in need. A new free offering from RDERed can help spot and address health equity.
 
A Word on Community Engagement
 
Ending the HIV Epidemic and inequities begin with Community. What are our communities’ needs? How have they changed over time? What gaps exist? What opportunities exist? How can we improve our planning by using real-time information from our communities while assessing and working to bridge the digital divide? 
Community Engagement + Data as a Superpower 
 
For 15 years, RDE has been engaging and surveying thousands of people living in the most vulnerable communities served by Ryan White, CDC, and NIH HIV/AIDS Programs and other federal programs to leverage data to reduce health disparities and improve equitable, coordinated, and high-quality service and programming.
 
This data has been used in:
  • Continuous quality improvement (CQI),
  • Priority-setting,
  • Statewide integrated planning,
  • Resource allocations,
  • And other PDSA projects.
 
That contributed to:
  • Improved outcomes, 
  • More engaged stakeholders,
  • And healthier communities. 
 
Our platform has been designed for our communities in mind: health-literacy-aware, multi-lingual, above-and-beyond HIPAA security and privacy, with built-in incentives distribution and auditing, and real-time, visual priority population dashboards and analytics to ensure meaningful, actionable, and user-friendly information to those Data Heroes driving change.
e2Geospatial Visual Analytics or Geospatial Reporting. 
This superpower streamlines efforts and dramatically reduces administrative burdens, while empowering planners and stakeholders with actionable, visual information to make better decisions. The success stories, findings, and lessons learned are nationally disseminated.

For those of you who have a desire to upgrade and modernize your community engagement strategy and tools, we are offering a free version of this experience called e2CommunityRed.
 
RDERed gets an upgrade…
 
On World AIDS Day 2018, RDERed was launched to give free apps and resources to anyone who serves the HIV community. As we come together this year, we want to offer you more than words to support your fight to End the Epidemic. RDE Systems is please to offer a new tool in this fight under the RDERed Suite, e2CommunityRed.
 
Those of you on this list, you are invited to experience e2CommunityRed in beta version starting today by clicking the invitation link below.
Request an Invite for e2CommunityRed Beta
Access existing RDERed tools
 
"This year on World AIDS Day, we are focused on addressing health inequities and inequalities and ensuring that the voices of people with HIV are at the center of our work to end the HIV epidemic globally.
"
President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
November 30, 2021
 
Another excellent resource we should all be aware of is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as The White House announces their plan to end the epidemic by 2030. Check out the Live Stream on December 1st at 2:30pm ET at Whitehouse.gov/live
 
SPOTLIGHT: e2Community
 
The eCOMPAS Community Platform is a powerful, HIPAA-compliant tool for community outreach, and has been used to develop Client Needs Assessment surveys, Client Satisfaction surveys, on-line training programs for HIV Planning Councils, on-line resource guides, and other community-oriented tools for Ryan White recipients around the nation.
 
By gathering actionable information such as demographics, barriers to care, and gaps in care, you can identify areas of improvement and use that data to drive project planning and goal tracking.
 
The e2Community Platform has a suite of modern features, which includes:
  • Any device.
  • User-friendly multi-lingual audio- making eCOMPAS Needs Assessment and Client Satisfaction surveys accessible to clients with diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds, and all levels of computer literacy, health literacy and physical ability.
  • Multiple types of question-and-answer types and skip logics.
  • Electronic, mail, in-person pickup, incentive distribution and management. 
  • Real time data.
  • eCOMPAS Visual Analytics.
  • Geospatial reporting in the browser.
  • Raw data extract in Excel.
  • Recipients save time and money and reduce paperwork compared to traditional paper surveys and electronic tools not designing for the community.
  • Multi-lingual welcome videos -giving your program a human face and providing a platform to offer words of encouragement and support.
The e2Community Platform has a long track record of success and has been praised for consistently saving time, reducing cost, and improving the response rate and parity of surveys across the nation. Click here to learn more about these disseminations.
 
Our surveys to help inform planning and resource allocation to improve initiatives and increase positive outcomes for you, your clients, and the communities you serve. Click here to learn more! 
e2Community Survey Platform 
SPOTLIGHT: eCOMPAS Visual Analytics
 
eCOMPAS Visual Analytics is a user-friendly and powerful reporting tool, which utilizes real time data entered into eCOMPAS to generate all of the key reports necessary for effective client management and program management for HIV/AIDS programs, in easy to understand graphical formats. eCOMPAS Visual Analytics enables recipients and subrecipients to perform dynamic charting of client-level data across the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, HOPWA, and ADAP, for use in quality management and client care. The ability to generate reports utilizing real-time data improves coordination of services and enables recipients and subrecipients to make changes in programs and interventions more rapidly to enhance service delivery.
eCOMPAS Visual Analytics
 
SPOTLIGHT: RDERed
 
RDE has long served the HIV/AIDS community and has chosen to support those who prevent, care for, treat, serve, and house people living with HIV/AIDS through charitable giving whether in-kind, discounts, voluntarism, community service, financial support, and free resources. As global citizens, we believe in supporting valuable and noble causes that help lift up humanity as we are able to through the patronage of long-term partners who benefit from our work and who believe in our vision and approach of using data and technology to make a significant, lasting positive impact on the world.
e2PollsRed: Engage, evaluate, and delight your quality management (QM), medical, and community stakeholders in real time.
 
e2Data Heroes: On demand analytics, queries, grant assistance: Let's join forces towards Ending the HIV Epidemic!
 
e2 Online Resource Guide: Improve local linkage-to-care and services with our mobile map.
 
FreeRentCalculator: Reduce time, effort, and stress with our HUD-compliant rent calculator.
 
Click here to learn more about RDERed.
 
 
To learn more about our resources and applications, please visit our page: https://RDE.org/
 
Let's continue to make a difference in the lives of so many!
 

Join the HIV Prevention team on Saturday December 4th for AltaMed’s HIV Prevention Symposium 2021: The Future of PrEP.

AltaMed Health Services has provided services for HIV prevention and care for over 25 years. As a PrEP Center of Excellence, we strive to provide medical services related to PrEP for uninsured and underinsured patients and also offer health insurance navigation and enrollment for individuals eligible for Medi-Cal and Covered California.

Join us as we share our best practices on sexual health history intakes, creating a more gender-inclusive and affirming health center for your patients, and how your organization can become a PrEP Center of Excellence.

To register please visit: bit.ly/HIVSymposium2021. Please feel free to share with your networks.

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Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoc-GrqzIoEtK7OfkozDb7ykw9RnO2Ze1Z

Community Dialogue Agenda: Engaging the Community in Ryan White Planning

Dr. Requel Lopes, Moderator—Executive Director, World AIDS Museum; and Chair, Broward HIV Health Services Planning Council

Introductions: Panelist Names, Planning Council Representation and role (5 minutes)

Overview of Ryan White Planning Council/Broward County Efforts (10 minutes)

Panelist Stories: 5-minute Introduction (prepare answers for 2 or 3 of the following questions) (45 minutes)

  • How did you get involved in Ryan White Community Planning?
  • What are the challenges you’ve had in engaging the community in your council?
  • What keeps you motivated and engaged in the planning council?

Von Biggs—Broward County/Ft Lauderdale

Morris Singletary—Atlanta

Andres Acosta—Orlando

Joann McEniry—Newark NJ

Calvin Toler—Newark NJ

Warren Poole—Newark NJ

Rafael Gonzalez—San Bernardino

Natalie Sanchez—Los Angeles

Group Discussion: (15 minutes)

  • What makes somebody a really good planning council member?
  • What do you see as the biggest issues your planning council is working on currently?
  • What do you see in the future for Ryan White planning councils? What should we look like 5 years from now?

Open Discussion with Audience Questions (10 minutes)

Join “Three Brown Jotos” podcast on Friday, October 15, 2021, for the release of a special Latinx AIDS Awareness Day four part series about HIV & Latinx communities.

Podcast will cover the following four topics:

  • Living with HIV
  • Youth Working in HIV Services
  • Substance Usage and Mental Health
  • Women and HIV

Access podcast by following the Instagram page @threebrownjotos or on any podcast platform like: Spotify, Anchor, Apply Podcast, etc.

 

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About Us

The purpose of the Council is to ensure the development of a client-centered, comprehensive continuum of care for persons living with HIV disease (PLWH) throughout the TGA. In doing so, the Council provides effective planning for the TGA and promotes development of HIV/AIDS health services, personnel, and facilities that meet identified health and support service needs in a cost-effective manner, reduce inefficiencies, and address the needs of uninsured, underinsured, and low-income HIV infected individuals.

Contact Details

3041 N Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA
909 501 6512 | Main
909 363 7494 | Fax