Resources for Local Partners
The California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS' (CDPH/OA) guidance, Strengthening Our Foundation through Integration: 2019 Guide to HIV Prevention and Surveillance (PDF), provides technical assistance to local health jurisdictions and outlines the requirements for implementing HIV prevention and surveillance efforts under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funding opportunity, PS18-1802. An addendum to the guidance, Increasing Syringe Access through Syringe Services Programs and Non-Prescription Syringe Sales (PDF), provides suggestions on how local health departments can expand harm reduction services in their jurisdictions.
The Capacity Building Assistance Request Information System (CRIS) is a CDC program that provides information, on-site training and technical assistance to HIV prevention service providers to help them build their skills, plan for and adapt to change, and meet their goals. PS18-1802 funded LHJs, CBOs, HIV planning groups and health care providers in clinical settings, can make a CRIS request through the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS. The Capacity Building Assistance Fact Sheet (PDF) provides information on how to make a CRIS request.
Toolkits & Best Practices
Condom Distribution Program
Venues that are in the California Project Area* that serve priority populations are eligible to participate in OA's Condom Distribution Program by providing free condoms to their clientele. Types of participating venues include community-based organizations, community health centers/clinics, LGBT centers, bars, dance clubs, sex clubs, bathhouses, syringe exchange programs, and local business partners.
Participating venues can also utilize the "This is a Condom Zone" sign to encourage their clients to stay safe by using condoms, if they choose to be sexually active, and to contact their local health jurisdiction or community-based organization if they need information on HIV/AIDS/ STDs, where to get tested for HIV and/or STDs, or where to access PrEP.
To participate in the program, interested venues can contact their local health jurisdiction's HIV/AIDS coordinator to see if they are eligible, and if so, begin the registration process.
* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) funding defines the California Project Area as all of California except the counties of Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are directly funded by the CDC.
The CDC also has a collection of publications and marketing campaigns, in the links below: