Marion County HIV Ending the Epidemic (EtE)

Marion County HIV Ending the Epidemic (EtE)

In February 2019, the President announced the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtE) in America Initiative. The initiative will leverage data, tools, and resources to reduce new HIV infections by 90% over the next 10 years. Marion County is one of the jurisdictions identified for which the State of Indiana will receive funds specific to this initiative. The current funding awarded to the Indiana State Department of Health gives the county one year to plan its response.

Dr. Kristina Box, Health Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, and Dr. Virginia A. Caine, Director of the Marion County Public Health Department, have both made this one of their top priorities and are spearheading the Marion County response with technical assistance from Angela White, Senior Consultant and CEO of Johnson, Grossnickle & Associates (JGA), and Jason Grisell, President and CEO of The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis.

To meet the CDC requirement of developing a community informed plan, an EtE TaskForce has been created with four co-chairs guiding the process. This TaskForce will be meeting monthly to evaluate information as it becomes available through epidemiology reporting, needs assessment review, and focus group/key informant interviews that will be taking place over the next several months. If TaskForce members are not able to participate in a monthly convening, we are adding links to a recording of the meeting for later viewing.

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, February 6
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, March 12 – Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was canceled. Instead, an email update was sent to TaskForce members and their feedback was requested on guiding the Focus Group process.  Email Update, Focus Group List, Gift Card Statement
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, April 9 – Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. Updates were given, and presentations were made by Memphis, TN (click link to slide presentation) and Washington, DC. (click link to slide presentation). The meeting was recorded and can be viewed at this Link.
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, May 14 – Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. Updates were given, and presentations were made by Mecklenburg, NC (click link to slide presentation) and Columbus, OH (click link to slide presentation). This meeting was recorded and can be viewed at this Link.
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, June 11
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, July 16
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, August 13
TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, September 10