Health Professionals

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, people in LA County have increased access to health insurance and health services through public and private providers. While the County of Los Angeles continues to fund and coordinate the HIV related services funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), there is an increased number of people who access HIV services through other federally and state-funded and private systems. To achieve the goals of the EHE Plan, there needs to be a complete picture of the services delivered and better coordination across healthcare systems. It is vital to have active participation and collaboration from various providers across health sectors, including insurance providers, Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers, pharmaceutical companies, medical groups, and private medical providers.

The single most impactful action will be the sharing of data across systems. Without complete information, we cannot properly measure the full scope of testing, PrEP, treatment, or viral load suppression in the County.
You might identify one, a few, or many actions that you can take on from the suggestions below; every contribution to this collective work matters.
Support and strengthen integrated and patient centered HIV and STI screening.
Increase awareness and uptake of PrEP and PEP.
Participate and contribute to the goals of the EHE Plan in the health districts you serve.
Adopt and disseminate best practices including reducing structural barriers within your healthcare system.
Share data with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and other appropriate healthcare systems.
Monitor and address disparities in medical services.