Marion County Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)

In February 2019, the President announced the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtE) in America Initiative. The initiative leverages data, tools and resources to reduce new HIV infections by 90-percent 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 Department of Health gave the county nearly one year to plan its response.

Dr. Kristina Box, Health Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Health, and Dr. Virginia A. Caine, Director of the Marion County Public Health Department, both made this one of their top priorities and spearheaded 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 EHE TaskForce was created with four co-chairs guiding the process. This TaskForce met monthly to evaluate information as it became available through epidemiology reporting, needs assessment review and focus group/key informant interviews that took place over several months. If TaskForce members were not able to participate in a monthly convening, we have added links to a recording of the meeting for later viewing.

Marion County EtE TaskForce

Meetings & Updates

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.

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, Tenn and Washington, DC.

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 and Columbus, Ohio.

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, June 11

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. 

Updates were given, and presentations were made related to the RESPOND pillar of the EtE framework by the Marion County Public Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health related to epidemiology and community data collection/sharing.

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, July 16

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. 

Updates were given, and presentations were made related to the PREVENTION and TREATMENT pillars of the EtE framework. The topics were:

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, August 13

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. 

Updates were given, and presentations were made related to the DIAGNOSE pillar of the EtE framework. The topics were: 

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, September 10

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. 

Updates were given, a presentation was made related to funding opportunities associated with the EtE work in Marion County, an update on the results of the community and client survey engagements (attachment to be made available soon), and an overview of a draft version of the EtE Plan.

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, October 8

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting was conducted virtually. 

Updates were given including from the Indiana Department of Health, the Marion County Public Health Department, and MATEC on the state of EtE Funding from the various funding sources. An update was given on the final results of the community and client survey engagements (attachment is available at the bottom of this page), and an update on the latest draft version of the EtE Plan (available at the bottom of this page), which included an explanation of the items updated from the previous version.

TaskForce Meeting, Thursday, November 12

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, this meeting will be conducted virtually. 

The meeting went well, lots of thank you’s from Dr. Caine and Jeremy Turner and the TaskForce provided their concurrence to the plan itself.

TaskForce Updates