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 being 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. 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