Planning and Facilitation of the Florida PrEP Institutes

San Francisco Department of Public Health

The Center for Learning and Innovation at the San Francisco Department of Public Health was asked to provide capacity-building assistance to the state of Florida through the CDC-supported Capacity-Building Assistance Providers Network (CPN). The goal of this project was to develop and pilot a series of three HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) institutes in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tallahassee.

These institutes were tailored to healthcare and community-based organizations across Florida to support them in planning and implementing comprehensive HIV PrEP programs for residents in greatest need.

The Center for Learning and Innovation contracted Facente Consulting to coordinate project partners, as well as planning and development of the curriculum. We worked closely with staff at the Florida Department of Health to design the institutes by leading weekly planning calls, developing timelines and workplans for capacity-building providers across multiple agencies, conducting ‘determination of need’ calls with local health departments, and creating training materials for the institutes. Facente Consulting then planned and facilitated the three-day training and prepared a final summary report for each institute, including comprehensive analyses of participant evaluations immediately following the institute and six months after graduation.