Federal Action Plan
In the Executive Order accompanying the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020, the President directed Federal agencies and offices responsible for implementing the Strategy to develop an Action Plan that details the specific steps they will take to implement the priorities set forth by the Strategy. This Federal Action Plan (772 KB) was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2015.
The Federal Action Plan presents immediate actions (those that can be achieved in calendar year 2016) to be taken by Federal agencies that will move the Nation toward improving its HIV prevention and care outcomes. The Federal Action Plan also includes some longer-terms actions to be achieved within 3 to 5 years. As Federal agencies implement the Strategy and new scientific, policy, and other advances emerge, new activities will be developed and the Federal Action Plan will be revised accordingly.
Progress toward achieving the Strategy goals will be reported by the Federal Government through an annual report at the end of each year, released by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in conjunction with other White House offices and Federal agencies.
RELATED PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVES
HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE
On July 16, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the HIV Care Continuum Initiative as the next step in the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Initiative directed Federal departments to accelerate efforts to increase HIV testing, care, and treatment to better address drop-offs along the HIV care continuum and increase the proportion of individuals in each stage along the continuum.
In response to the President’s Executive Order, an HIV Care Continuum Federal Working Group was established to support the Initiative and coordinate Federal efforts. Co-Chaired by the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Working Group developed a series of recommendations and action steps, which were outlined in the White House report, Improving Outcomes: Accelerating Progress Along the HIV Care Continuum, released on World AIDS Day 2013.
The objectives and recommendations of the HIV Care Continuum Initiative have been fully integrated into the Steps and Actions of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020.
WORKING GROUP ON THE INTERSECTION OF HIV/AIDS, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS, AND GENDER-RELATED HEALTH DISPARITIES
On March 30, 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum establishing an interagency Working Group to explore the intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence against women and girls, and gender-related health disparities. The President underscored two overlapping challenges to the health and well-being of communities across the United States: the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the alarming number of women and girls who experience violence. The Memorandum highlighted the need to determine and address the barriers to care and prevention for both HIV and violence to improve the lives of women and girls.
Co-chaired by the White House Advisor on Violence against Women and the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, the Working Group was tasked with exploring ways to develop and implement evidence-based and culturally relevant action steps for Federal agencies. The Working Group prioritized addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) because of its high overall prevalence among women and girls, especially among women living with HIV. The Working Group developed a series of recommendations, which were released on September 6, 2013, in the White House report, Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities.
The objectives and recommendations of the Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities have been fully integrated into the Steps and Actions of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020.
FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION REPORTS
Since the release of the original National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy has continued to report on progress in achieving the Strategy’s goals.
Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy progress reports:
Last revised: 12/01/2015