Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Branch

Adrinda Carter, MPH, Acting Program Director
Chelsey Holland, EHE Program Coordinator
Jonathan Joseph, EHE Program Coordinator

In 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the EHE Initiative, a national collaborative response developed and embraced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Services, National Institute of Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration. The goal of EHE is to reduce new infections by 75 percent in the next five years and by 90 percent by 2030.

In Alabama, the EHE Initiative is a statewide effort with accelerated efforts to reduce new HIV infections within the five highest burden counties --- Houston, Jefferson, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa; and the 14 emerging counties --- Bullock, Calhoun, Dallas, Franklin, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Russell, Talladega, Walker and Winston.

To accomplish the goals of the EHE Initiative, Alabama’s plan to eliminate the transmission of HIV and reduce HIV-related deaths align with the EHE pillars.

National Transgender HIV Testing Day Virtual Events

  • April 16th, 6 p.m. (CST)
    National Transgender HIV Testing Day – Event I (Flyer)
    A Collaboration Event with Alabama Dept. of Public Health, Office of HIV Prevention & Care and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
    Virtual Webinar: “Providing Health Services to the Transgender Community”
    Presentations by organizations that focus and cater to the health of the transgender community. Moderated by Tex Copeland (AIDS Alabama South)
    Registration Link: adph.org/Extranet/Forms/Form.asp?formID=8207
  • April 19th, 5:30 p.m. (CST)
    National Transgender HIV Testing Day – Event II (Flyer)
    A Collaboration Event with Alabama Dept. of Public Health, Office of HIV Prevention & Care and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
    Virtual Panel Discussion: “My Voice = My Health – Combating HIV in the Transgender Community”
    Transgender leaders in Alabama discuss HIV in their community; barriers, medical care and support. Moderated by Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey (HRC)
    Registration Link: adph.org/Extranet/Forms/Form.asp?formID=8210

EHE Events

EHE Request for Proposals (RFP)

The deadline to submit proposals for Ending the HIV Epidemic in Alabama has passed. Please stay tuned for information on the funded proposals.

An RFP will be released to recruit public or private non-profit organizations, government agencies, non-governmental agencies or private organizations, faith-based organizations, AIDS Service Organizations, and community-based organizations to implement strategies and activities that align with Alabama’s state plan and the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE): A Plan for America - Ryan White and HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B, which is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

More information is coming soon, so be sure to check back.

Alabama's EHE Reports

EHE Community Engagement Documentation

Are you interested in joining the EHE Planning Committee? Please email Chelsey Holland or Jonathan Joseph for more information.

Page last updated: April 9, 2021