Ending the Epidemics: Addressing HIV, HCV, and STIs in California

image of the cover of the strategic plan, with people of many diverse ages, genders, and ethnicities.


The implementation blueprint for this strategic plan is now open for public comment! Feedback from health department staff, providers, and consumers is so important to this process. Please consider reviewing the document and adding your thoughts!

Click here to view the current draft of the implementation blueprint, and add comments. You can comment as a guest (don’t have to sign in), and can use your name or choose an pseudonym.

The comment period will end at 9pm Pacific Time on December 21.

Instructions: Once you click the link, your browser should open a tab with the PDF of the blueprint. On the right there is a sidebar where you can place a pin (see the pushpin icon) anywhere in the document, and enter a text comment related to the content at that pin. If you have additional comments or questions that can’t easily be added to this document through pinned comments, feel free to email us at CDPHstrategicplan@facenteconsulting.com and your comments will be recorded and shared with the team creating this blueprint draft.

Thank you for your valuable input!

Ending the Epidemics: Addressing HIV, HCV, and STIs in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch are pleased to present the first integrated strategic plan to address human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California. This plan reflects diverse voices from CDPH and other state agencies, local health jurisdictions, community-based organizations, and people with lived experience of these conditions. In this plan, you will find a picture of what we hope the HIV, HCV, and STI landscape in California will look like in five years, and some ideas for how to create it.

Where can I find this plan?

You can download your own copy here: CDPH_StratPlan2021_FINAL.pdf.

There’s also a one-page guide that summarizes the key strategies,
which you can view or download here in English (page 1) o español (página 2):

I heard you had a Town Hall about this, but I missed it. Was it recorded?

Yes! We’d love for you to watch the recording. Here’s what you’ll find:

  • A welcome by Dr. Marisa Ramos, Chief of the CDPH Office of AIDS, and Dr. Kathleen Jacobson, Chief of the CDPH STD Control Branch
  • A 30-minute overview of the strategic plan and next steps, by Shelley Facente, Lazara Paz-Gonzalez, Sara Durán, and Katie Burk from Facente Consulting
  • About 10 minutes of Marisa Ramos, Rachel McLean, and Jessica Frasure-Williams from CDPH providing an overview of the innovative, integrated work already happening at the State level to date
  • Almost an hour of presentations about structural changes already happening statewide to address these issues, including:
  • Meredith Lee, Advancing Community Equity Branch Chief, CDPH Office of Health Equity
  • Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director, Medi-Cal and CalAIM, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Denise Galvez, Community Services Division Branch Chief, California Department of Health Care Services

You can view the town hall here!

You can view or download the town hall slides here:

I heard you held some virtual and in-person community engagement events throughout California. Where were they?

San Diego** – Monday, May 9, 1pm-4pm
**This meeting was bilingual (English/Spanish) //
Esta reunión fue disponible en lenguaje bilingüe (inglés e español)

Logan Heights Branch Library, Community Room

El Centro – Tuesday, May 10, 9am-12pm
Old Post Office Pavilion

San Bernardino – Wednesday, May 11, 9am-12pm
CSUSB John M. Pfau Library

Bakersfield – Thursday, May 12, 9am-12pm
East Bakersfield Veterans Building

Willits – Tuesday, May 24, 9am-12pm
Willits Center for the Arts, Great Room

Eureka – Wednesday, May 25, 9am-12pm
Jefferson Community Center Auditorium

Redding – Thursday, May 26, 1pm-4pm
Redding Library, Community Room

San Francisco – Tuesday, June 28, 3pm-6pm
25 Van Ness Ave, Room 610

Oakland – Wednesday, June 29, 9am-12pm
OakStop, International Event Suite

Santa Barbara – Tuesday, June 28, 9am-12pm
Santa Barbara Veterans’ Memorial Building

Fresno – Wednesday, June 29, 9am-12pm
Nielsen Conference Center

Modesto – Thursday, June 30, 9am-12pm
Boy Scout Club House

Santa Cruz – Thursday, June 30, 9:30am-12:30pm
Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley

Sacramento – Monday, July 11, 1pm-4pm
Sacramento State Downtown, DTN 104/105

Quincy – Tuesday, July 12, 9am-12pm
Mineral Building, Plumas County Fairgrounds

Nevada City (Grass Valley) – Wednesday, July 13, 1pm-4pm
Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building

Northern California virtual meeting
Monday, June 6, 10am-12pm

Southern California virtual meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 10am-12pm

Reunión virtual en español // Spanish-language virtual meeting
Jueves, 7 de Julio, 10:00-12:00 // Thursday, July 7, 10am-12pm

Central California / Inland Empire virtual meeting
Friday, July 8, 10am-12pm

Bay Area / Sacramento virtual meeting
Thursday, July 14, 10am-12pm

This map displays the locations of our in-person community engagement meetings. You can zoom in and out like any Google map and click on the pins for details.

Alt text: Bright yellow image of a concert-style poster listing all the cities, dates, and times for community engagement events throughout California, with faces of people with diverse genders, ages, and ethnicities.

How can I get more info? I still have questions.

You can reach us at info@facenteconsulting.com and we’d be happy to answer your questions. Thanks for your interest!