SYNCing to End the HIV Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday - September 9, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

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This plenary will sync government agencies on the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative during COVID-19. Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) an ambitious goal of harnessing the most powerful HIV prevention and treatment tools and leveraging advanced surveillance strategies to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. COVID-19 has complicated these efforts as much of the public health workforce has been diverted to assist with the pandemic response. Hear the lead EHE implementers, CDC, HRSA, BPHC, SAMHSA, HUD, and IHS, discuss the latest updates on EHE implementation and how the community is refocusing and re-engaging in EHE during COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss and sync the activities and approaches of federal agencies on Ending the HIV Epidemic implementation.
    • Identify how COVID-19 has impacted Ending the HIV Epidemic implementation. 
    • Discuss how the federal agencies are leveraging responses to address COVID-19.


    • B. Kaye Hayes, MPA
      Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
      Principal Deputy Director
      Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


    • Harold Phillips, MRP
      Chief Operating Officer, Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      Office of Assistant Secretary for Health
      Office of Infectious Disease Policy

    • Dr. Eugene McCray, MD
      Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Dr. Laura Cheever, MD, ScM
      Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau
      Health Resources and Services Administration
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • James Macrae, MA, MPP
      Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care
      Health Resources and Services Administration
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • Dr. Neeraj Gandotra, MD
      Chief Medical Officer
      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    • Rita Harcrow 
      Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing
      Department of Housing and Urban Development

    • Rick Haverkate, MPH
      National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Program Coordinator
      Indian Health Service

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