Wednesday June 23rd-June 26th 9-12

Below is the E-binder for the 2021 Priority Setting Resource Allocation Summit, held Wednesday, June 23rd-June 26th 9-12. This binder contains the material that we will review on Wednesday-Friday in great detail. There will be opportunities for questions and answers.
 
A printed binder is being provided to consumers members. 
 
Please use the registration link below and it will contain the code that you will use to log into the zoom room. If you will have access issues Please let me know by Monday, 12 Noon, 909 519-2927 or in writing .
 

2021 PRIORITY SETTING & RESOURCE ALLOCATION SUMMITS

On this World AIDS Day, we both mourn the loss of those who have died from HIV/AIDS over the last 35 years and the lovers, friends and family left behind, as well as celebrate the ongoing successes in responding to HIV such as:

  • being on the cusp of long acting HIV and PrEP medications,
  • addressing health equity,
  • increasing pride of those living with HIV or taking PrEP,
  • and reducing shame and stigma that has been persistent from the beginning of the HIV Pandemic.

The Office of AIDS is focused on ending the epidemics, recognizing the intertwined relationship between HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis C. We hold a vision of sexual health and nurturing the health of those who use drugs. It is clear that a harm reduction approach is critical to helping those who have been judged negatively and not received optimum healthcare services because they are active drug users.

We are working to meet the federal goal of reducing new HIV infections by 75 percent in the next five years, and by 90 percent in the next ten years. This will require new and innovative approaches, not more of the same. It will require the collaboration of community organizations providing HIV services as well as those who provide other services, such as housing, SNAP, mental health, and employment assistance.  We will continue to ensure access to medical care and medicines for all people living with HIV, as well as providing financial assistance for people who otherwise could not afford PrEP.  Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do!

My wish is that today, all people living with HIV have pride in being strong, resilient people, ready to help someone whose shame and despair is disrupting self-care and seeking medical care. For the men and women, both younger and older using PrEP, be proud of choosing to protect yourself and working to avoid HIV infection. I hope that more young gay men, especially young gay men of color protect themselves, including considering PrEP as an option. 

The next 5 to 10 years will see even more progress, but let us not forget that the progress to date is due to the thousands of men and women, HIV positive and HIV negative who have been effected by HIV and contributed to ending the HIV Epidemic, and now working to end HIV and Hepatitis C, and to make a U-turn from the increasing rates of STDs to lowering the number of people with STDs over the next five years. 

Thank you and please take time today to remember how much progress has been made from the emergence of a fatal disease to the more preventable infection and chronic, manageable condition for those living with HIV that it is today.  

NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN & ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportunity to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present.

OVERVIEW

There are 574 federally recognized Indian Nations (variously called tribes, nations, bands, pueblos, communities and native villages) in the United States. Approximately 229 of these ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse nations are located in Alaska; the other federally recognized tribes are located in 35 other states. In Region 9 there are 150 federally-recognized tribes.

Additionally, there are state recognized tribes located throughout the United States recognized by their respective state governments.

HIV AMONG AMERICAN INDIANS/ALASKA NATIVES

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/ANs) communities have seen a 70% increase in new HIV infections among young Native men who have sex with men.  Roughly one third of AI/ANs with HIV do not know that they have HIV. We know that without knowledge of their status, these individuals do not seek the medical care needed and available to support them. We also know that AI/ANs have one of the lowest life expectancies after an HIV diagnosis, which potentially points to the challenges related to HIV stigma, accessibility to consistent care, relevance of resources, and socioeconomic barriers these individuals and communities face.

  • From 2008 to 2018, the annual number of HIV diagnoses increased 28% among AI/ANs overall.
  • From 2010 to 2017, 67% increase among 25 to 37 year olds and 57% among men.
  • 81% increased among gay and bisexual men 
  • 9th leading cause of death 
  • 1 out of 4 are unaware of their HIV status
  • Lower survival rates compared to other racial/ethnic groups
  • From 2013 to 2018, second highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea

 (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/racialethnic/aian/index.html)

 

Please join the Virtual Intercultural Diversity series to learn more.

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NOVEMBER 4

Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation & Challenges faced and Collaboration efforts

Speaker: Roselyn Tso, Area Director, Navajo Indian Health Service 


NOVEMBER 10

Topic: American Indian/Alaska Native RADM Leadership Roundtable Panel: Lessons and Perspectives

Speakers: RADM Michael D. Weahkee, RADM Travis Watts and RADM (ret) Kevin Meeks


NOVEMBER 18

Topic: American Indian Health Equity in the 21st Century

Speaker: Donald Warne, MD, MPH

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.

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