Local HIV Planning Councils Join Efforts

On May 23, 2016, the HIV Health Services Planning Council (HHSPC) and the HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) approved a motion to dissolve both groups and integrate planning efforts. Effective June 1, 2016,  the new local effort providing HIV prevention recommendations and guidance regarding allocation of funding for Care services will be referred to as the HIV Community Planning Council (HCPC).

For HCPC meeting materials please click here.

Income Eligibility Changes Made to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and the Office Of AIDS-Health Insurance Premium Payment (OAHIPP) Program.

Important income eligibility changes have been made to AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (“ADAP”) and OFFICE OF AIDS- HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENT (“OAHIPP”) program.  Because of these changes, many more people may be eligible for these programs, and eligibility may discontinue for others. Your help is needed to inform the community of these changes.

 

As of June 24, 2015, the income eligibility criteria for ADAP/OAHIPP has changed to individuals with a Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) that does not exceed 500% of the Federal Poverty Level per year based on family size and household income. Now, single individuals with a MAGI of no more than $58,850 per year may be eligible for ADAP/OA-HIPP. For a household of two, the income limit is $79,650. Previously, the maximum qualifying income limit was $50,000 adjusted gross income per person. The old rule did not consider family size or household income.

 

Partners at SF City Clinic, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Positive Resource Center have developed a messaging campaign involving print and social media to inform the community of these changes. The social media campaign will launch on September 17th.

 

To help spread the message about changes to ADAP/OAHIPP, please update your organization’s website(s), blog, post to Facebook, and tweet about the changes on September 17th. The planning team has developed specific language and messaging materials including a graphic for your use. Those materials will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.

 

For more information about the messaging campaign or changes to ADAP and OAHIPP, please contact our Equal Access to Healthcare Program’s Supervising Attorney, Chuan Teng, Esq., at chuant@positiveresource.org or 415-972-0821.

Request For Proposals (RFP) 24-2015 PrEP Navigators Services

The City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) – Population Health Division, Community Health Equity and Prevention (CHEP), is soliciting proposals by service category from agencies qualified to provide PrEP Navigators Services.

 To view and download the RFP, please click here.

CDC CBO Funding Opportunity Announcement Released

We wanted to let you know that CDC RFA PS15-1502, Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations, has been published on grants.gov. Please see the link below for the full announcement.

http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=263908 

The HPPC is Recruiting for New Members

The Executive Committee of the HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) has recently identified gaps in the Asian and Pacific Islander Men who have Sex with Men (API MSM), transfemale, and substance use policy representation in the current Council composition and has opened a targeted recruitment.

During this targeted recruitment effort, the Executive Committee will create an ad hoc Membership Work Group to screen and interview interested candidates in an effort to ensure a representative planning body.

Anyone who lives or works in San Francisco and represents any of the populations and/or expertise aforementioned are encouraged to apply. You will find the membership application at the bottom of this posting and the deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, February 14, 2014. Please submit your application Betty Lew Chan:

via e-mail attachment: betty.lew@sfdph.org

fax: 415. 431.7154 or

US mail: Attention Betty Lew Chan

Community Health Equity & Promotion Branch

San Francisco Department of Public Health

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500

San Francisco, CA 94102

Application Cover Letter

HPPC Application

Sex and Gender Guidelines Public Comment on 09/03 SF Health Commission Meeting

The Health Commission of the City and County of San Francisco will be discussing the proposed Sex and Gender Guidelines.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 101 Groove, starting at 4:00PM, room 300/302.  There will be an opportunity for public comment and invite members of the community to provide comment support for these guidelines, particularly additional input will be solicited on how to include children and adolescents.

Bellow you will find the meeting agenda, Sex and Gender Guidelines, and presentation that will be reviewed at the meeting.

 

AgendaHC090313

081513 SFDPH Sex and Gender Guidelines

SFDPHSexandGenderGuidelinesHealthCommissionPresentation

HPPC Community Event

The San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning (HPPC) is hosting a community engagement event to explore what High-Impact Prevention (HIP) is and how it translates back into some of San Francisco’s communities. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Come and be part of the conversation about some of San Francisco’s HIV prevention activities and HIP with community leaders and members that work with and reflect the San Francisco’s males who have sex with males (MSM), transfemales and injection drug users (IDU) communities.

This free event is open to the public and will be moderated by San Francisco’s Health Commissioner, Cecilia Chung.

For more information, contact Vincent Fuqua at (415) 437-6208

HIP Community Event Flyer Providers

HIP Community Event Flyer Community

San Francisco Department of Public Health Clarification on the Permitting Process for New Bathhouses in the City and County

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has been asked to clarify the position regarding new bathhouses in the City and County. This question stems from individuals’ historical recollection of the debate on the closure of businesses where men met other men for sex; some of these businesses were bathhouses or what was referred to as the “baths.”
The document document below has been developed to answer frequently asked questions on this topic.

FAQ Regarding Bathhouses in SF

Task Force Releases Recommendations to Help San Franciscans Living with HIV Navigate Health Care Reform

For people living with HIV, health care reform brings many questions and anxieties about the future and how they will access services to remain healthy. Today, the San Francisco HIV Health Care Reform Task Force is releasing a new set of recommendations to ensure the safe and secure transition of San Franciscans living with HIV into broader systems of care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented in 2014 and beyond.

Task Force Releases Recommendations to Help San Franciscans Living with HIV Navigate Health Care Reform

Request for Qualifications for 1. Fiscal Intermediary Services and 2. Professional Consultant Services for Short Term Projects

The City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide support for SFDPH Programs in the Fiscal Administration, Development, Technical Assistance, Research and Professional Consultation development of Short Term Projects.

This is a “Request for Qualification’s” (RFQ) only. This will allow the SFDPH Programs to create a qualified list of vendors that may be eligible to support future specialized projects. These projects generally require specialized services in order to support the development or completion of SFDPH short-term projects.

RFQ 22-2013