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​​Ending the Epidemics Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan

The Office of AIDS (OA) and the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch (STDCB) are pleased to present the first integrated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) strategic plan for California. This new, guiding document replaces OA’s​ integrated plan, Laying a Foundation for Getting to Zero​, which was in place from 2016–2021​.​

The new Ending the Epidemics Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan, addresses the emerging syndemic* ​of HIV, HCV, and STIs​​ in California, marking progress towards​ more equitably-addressing the health needs of all its residents​.

The Ending the Epidemics Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan is laid out into six social determinants of health (SDoH), with each SDoH having their own five strategies to help guide California ​​​toward ending the syndemic of HIV, HCV, and STIs.

A companion piece entitled, Ending the Epidemics: Implementation Blueprint, was developed in support of realizing the six SDoH and the thirty total strategies highlighted in the Strategic Plan, and to make them actionable and relevant at local levels. The Blueprint was intentionally designed as a template so that programs (especially health departments and community-based organizations) in California’s local health jurisdictions could modify it to suit their unique local needs.

A “crosswalk” has also been designed to compare the previous goals and objectives of the Integrated Plan from 2016–2021, with the SDoH and strategies of the new Strategic Plan.

*Syndemic [sin-dem-ik]: In a syndemic, having one health issue places a person at greater risk for another one, and having two or more health issues at the same time, makes one or both health issues worse.​


Ending the Epidemics Integrated Strategic Plan

Ending the Epidemics: Addressing HIV, Hepatitis C, and STIs in California - Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan, 2022–2026 (PDF, 3.1MB)

Ending the Epidemics: Implementation Blueprint

Ending the Epidemics: Implementation Blueprint - In Support of Realizing the 30 Strategies Highlighted in California’s Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan for Addressing HIV, HCV, and STIs, 2022–2026 (PDF, 4.6MB)​​​​​

The Social Determinants of Health

The ​Six Social Determinants of Health and Their Respective Strategies (PDF, 1.2MB)


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STI Statistics
HCV Statistics


For technical assistance in implementing the Ending the Epidemics Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan, California local health jurisdictions and community-based organizations can visit Facente Consulting’s webpage​.

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