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DHAP Strategic Plan


Image of a diverse group of business professionals DHAP's 2011-2015 Strategic Plan (Plan) is DHAP's blueprint for achieving its vision of an HIV-free future. The plan reflects the Division's response to the new opportunities and imperatives for HIV prevention created by critical changes in the national, state, and local economic and policy environments, including the July 2010 launch of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (NHAS). This embodies DHAP's commitment to high-impact prevention using scalable and cost-effective interventions with demonstrated potential to reduce new infections, in the right populations, to have a major impact on the epidemic.

Developing a Plan


Using the final recommendations from the April 2009 DHAP External Peer Review Report from the HIV Surveillance, Research, and Prevention Program as a starting point, in 2010, 80 senior DHAP leaders (e.g., Divisional Directors, Deputy Directors, Associate Directors, Branch Heads, Team Leaders, and other senior staff) participated in a 2-day retreat to define the Division's vision and mission and to identify the goals and objectives of the Plan. These leaders regrouped twice for an additional 2-day planning meeting, refining goals, objectives, and strategies.

During the summer and fall of 2010, staff representing broad sections of the Division continued to review drafts and provide feedback, and several working groups were formed to focus on finalizing certain aspects of the Plan. DHAP also conducted two Division-wide employee surveys, the first in February/March 2010 and the second in November 2010, and shared drafts for comments and approvals with NCHHSTP. At each stage in the process, all comments are carefully considered.
Plan

The plan focuses on maximizing the effect of DHAP on the epidemic and on internal and external coordination and collaboration. It calls for accountability at every level, strategic allocation of resources, and the development and use of objective planning and transparent decision-making frameworks across DHAP's HIV prevention portfolio. The plan also underscores the important role of partnerships in reducing HIV incidence and addressing persistent inequalities between populations and within communities.

Plans already make a difference in the way the Division operates. For example, DHAP:

 -  Support the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning project.
 -  Funding 65 jurisdictions to improve laboratory reporting of CD4 and viral load data.
 -  Established an Office of Health Equity to provide leadership in understanding the determinants and     strategies for addressing HIV and AIDS inequalities.
 -  Support funding opportunities for programs targeted at Teenage Boys of Color Who Have Sex with     Boys and Young Transgenders of Color that require increased testing and linkage to treatment.
 -  Announced a new department of health funding opportunity featuring better targeting of geographic       reso
urce and a stronger focus on supporting highest impact prevention strategies.