The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Recognizes "Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)"
January 24, 2021
Miami, FL- The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) recognizes “Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)”, a national initiative that supports areas across the U.S. which face high rates of new HIV cases. Miami-Dade County has one of the highest rates of HIV in the country. This initiative is led locally by DOH-Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade County Ryan White Part A Program (MDC-RWP), which will help to significantly reduce HIV rates across the county. The goal of EHE is to reduce new HIV cases by 75% in 5 years, and by 90% in 10 years.
The DOH-Miami-Dade STD/HIV Prevention and Control Program and the MDC-RWP in partnership with the Office of Community Health and Planning, will host an EHE virtual conference on February 18-19, 2021.
The two-day virtual conference will highlight new approaches, best practices, research, intersecting issues regarding HIV care and prevention, social determinants of health, and additional topics on the four pillars of the EHE initiative (diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond). The DOH-Miami-Dade and the MDC-RWP invite people with HIV, primary care professionals, specialty care providers, nurses, case managers, peer educators, patient advocates, and all community members to participate.
Please click on the registration link below or scan the QR code to register for the virtual conference:
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About the Miami-Dade County Ryan White Part A Program
Miami-Dade County's Ryan White Part A Program distributes federal grant funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations, community-based clinics, public hospitals (for outpatient services), and educational institutions to provide core medical and support services to more than 9,000 people with HIV. EHE resources will help more people with HIV reach viral suppression. Part A Program details are available at the following weblink: www.miamidade.gov/grants/ryan-white-program.
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