EHE South Regional Convening

July 20-21, 2023 | 8:00 AM


NASTAD will conduct the TA meeting in partnership with CDC Prevention Development and Implementation Branch (PDIB) and national and regional partner organizations. In the coming weeks, NASTAD will send formal invitations to the points of contact within each region containing registration details and additional information. We request that our health department partners share this save the date and the invitation with community partners and leaders who actively work on EHE activities or can support EHE advancement.

Health department participants can use CDC PS20-2010 Component A funds to support travel for the convenings. NASTAD can support the travel for a limited number of community partners for each convening. If you need travel and accommodation support, please reach out to Kendrell Taylor. NASTAD encourages all participants to attend in person; however, virtual attendance will be available for each convening.

Please contact Kendrell Taylor with questions. We look forward to gathering with you!

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NASTAD is pleased to announce the South dates for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Implementation Regional Technical Assistance (TA) Convenings.

To help us prepare for the July EHE TA meeting, NASTAD, and our federal partners ask that participating jurisdictions complete the following PrEP Uptake and Workforce Development assessments by July 3rd. The assessments should take 10-12 minutes to complete in total. Only one response per jurisdiction is needed. Your responses will help guide our discussions around these topics during the meeting. We thank you in advance for your feedback.

Workforce Development Assessment:

PrEP Uptake Assessment:

Thursday, July 20

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome to Day 1
NASTAD, CDC, national partners welcome participants to the convening. Facilitators and participants will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and set expectations over the next two days.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Session #1
Framing Status Neutral Approaches Within the Four EHE Pillars
This session will delve into what status-neutral approaches look like across the pillars, including strengthening PrEP access and uptake.

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM


10:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Morning Session #2
Promotion of PrEP to Strengthen Uptake
This session will explore how to strengthen and expand PrEP uptake across various modalities, including social marketing, best practice examples, and peer sharing (this will include analysis from the PrEP uptake assessment given to participants before the meeting).

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Afternoon Session #1
Strengthening and Aligning Syndemic Collaborations
This session will explore the various epidemic plans and practices in order to create a syndemic approach across the health department divisions. Specific plans and practices to be addressed are the HIV Integrated Plans, STI National Strategic Plan, EHE plans, and molecular surveillance best practices. This session will be led by partners at NASTAD, NACCHO, NCSD, and CSTE.

2:45 PM – 2:55 PM


2:55 PM – 4:15 PM

Afternoon Session #2
Action Planning/Activity
This session has participants break out into smaller groups to discuss and identify potential next steps for their jurisdiction to initiate or adapt existing plans to a syndemic approach. Partners from NASTAD, NACCHO, NCSD, and CSTE will be available for individualized discussion and support.

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

This will be an informal time to get to know your EHE colleagues, partners, and peers.

Friday, July 21

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast
Welcome to Day 2

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Session #1
Effective and Continuous Community Engagement in EHE
This session, led by the regional CBA Track C partner, will delve into the community engagement (CE) principles and practices that build up CE activities. It will also overview the role of community engagement in EHE and across the four EHE pillars.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Morning Session #2
The Role of Community Engagement in Sustaining a Diverse and Representative HIV Workforce
This session, again led by the regional CBA Track C partner, will look at the relationship between community engagement and workforce development, particularly within leadership development both internally in the health department and externally within the community.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Afternoon Session #1
What is Workforce Development After COVID?
This session will look at how workforce development in public health has shifted since the onset of COVID-19. It will also explore where workforce development fits in the EHE work and activities and where it must adapt to meet EHE goals. This session will use the pre-convening workforce development assessment to inform and guide discussions.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM


 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Session #2
The Function of Health Equity Within HIV Workforce Development
This session explores how EHE goals and HIV health equity work can be achieved through an anti-racist framework. It will also explore the impact of addressing processes and structures that may impede workforce trust and leadership development.

4:00 PM -4:30 PM

This session will wrap up the two-day convening. This session will provide participants to report out about the convening. NASTAD will also briefly overview what TA support and modalities are available. Participants will have the opportunity to share or request what TA is needed for them moving forward.
*Convening evaluation to follow post-meeting via email


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