Ending the HIV Epidemic Planning Structure

Ending the HIV Epidemic Planning Structure

January 2021


The Ending the HIV Epidemic planning structure was determined after presenting to all the local planning bodies in the first quarter of 2020. In this structure, the EHE Plan Steering Committee oversees all the subcommittees and provides guidance. The steering committee is composed of the representatives of the stakeholders including the Resource Group, END HIV Coalition, HIV Community Planning Group (CPG), Harris County Public Health (HCPH), Ryan White Planning Council, Ryan White Part A, Houston Health Department (HHD), and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

The ETE Champions serve as an executive resource committee providing community influence and support to the steering committee. This committee consists of chief executive representatives in a variety of community settings including health systems, school districts, colleges/universities, community-based and nonprofit organizations.

The committees are structured using five founding themes: Status Neutral Systems, Research Data and Evaluation, Community Engagement, Education and Awareness, Policy and Social Determinants of Health (i.e. poverty, housing, racial and social justice, and mental health). These committees will frame their work around the four pillars of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan: Diagnose, Prevent, Treat and Respond. Each committee will have three (3) co-chairs representing 1) individuals providing/receiving HIV care and treatment services, 2) individuals providing/receiving HIV prevention services, and 3) individuals representing administrative agencies. Each committee will be comprised of facilitators, subject matter experts (SME), support staff, and project assistants.

The organizational EHE planning structure is included below. This structure will be utilized to expand community engagement and merge the existing Houston Area Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Plan and the Roadmap to Ending the HIV Epidemic in Houston into one updated jurisdictional EHE plan.

We encourage you to get involved in Ending the Greater Houston HIV Epidemic. There are 3  ways you can get involved:

        • Take the survey for Community Engagement
        • Interact, engage and share your feedback on the Community Forum
        • Submit an inquiry under the Contact Us 


 EHE Planning Structure

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