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Sept. 21: What the FOA Is Going On?!?! A Timely Discussion on CDC's Controversial Funding Opportunity Announcement for HIV Prevention Programs in Health Depts

September 15, 2011

Register now for the next HIV PJA Strategy webinar:

What the FOA Is Going On?!?!
A Timely Discussion on CDC's Controversial Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for HIV Prevention Programs in Health Departments

Wednesday September 21
3:30-5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30-4:30 CT / 1:30-3:30 MT / 12:30-2:30 PT

Panel will include representatives from CDC, state and regional organizations and prevention providers.

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Janet Cleveland, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC

Terrance Moore, National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

Israel Nieves, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) / San Francisco Department of Public Health

Skip Rosenthal, Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC)/ International AIDS Empowerment

Monique Tula, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) / AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

Teleconference Moderator: David Munar, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)


HIV PJA Statement on CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement

CDC Factsheet on Funding Opportunity Announcement PS12-1201

At the end of June, CDC released their Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS12-1201 on HIV Prevention Programs for Health Departments.

This is the CDC's single largest investment in HIV prevention.

The FOA includes dramatic changes in the geographical allocation of funding, planning requirements, and the mix of federally funded programs and services. CDC states that these changes are necessary to implement "high impact prevention," and says it is essential to achieve the National HIV/AIDS Strategy's HIV prevention goals

The changes embodied in this FOA are not only significant in terms of HIV prevention efforts but as a harbinger of potential shifts in the entire domestic HIV/AIDS effort. According to CDC, the FOA responds to new directions described in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), new data on treatment as prevention, alignment with the Affordable Care Act and other factors.

As currently planned, this national FOA will shift funds:

  • from low-prevalence to high-prevalence areas (and in most cases, from states to cities),
  • from regions with lower disease burden to those with higher (the former include those who have likely reduced transmission through comprehensive and/or innovative programming),
  • from primary prevention efforts targeted to those who are HIV-negative to "prevention with positives," and
  • from community-based efforts to those centered around clinical and public health settings.

Join us in a lively discussion with CDC officials, representatives of state and local health departments, clinician, community prevention providers, people with HIV and other advocates to talk about the possible opportunities and potential perils of CDC's new funding structure for "high-impact prevention."

Is this a powerful leap into the future of more successful efforts to reduce HIV incidence, or the first canary in the coal mine of broad funding cuts that could threaten what has been working?

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