California Project PrIDE: Prep for PrEP Meeting Proceedings, Anaheim, CA – November 15 & 16, 2016

December 16, 2016

California is blessed with having three of the 12 CDC-funded Project PrIDE (PP) three-year demonstration projects (CDC 15-1506), whose goal is to develop, implement and evaluate PrEP services that prioritize MSM of color and transgender women. The funded jurisdictions are Los Angeles, San Francisco and the state of California, which in turn is funding the top four jurisdictions with the highest HIV prevalence in the state outside of LA and SF.  These local health jurisdictions are: Alameda County, Desert AIDS Project (DAP), Orange County, and San Diego County.  Staff from the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (SOA), San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) planned Prep for PrEP: a two-day working meeting for CDC-funded Project PrIDE programs to discuss plans for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis implementation for California program representatives in Anaheim on November 15 – 16, 2016. Over the course of two days attendees learned together from panels of PrEP consumers, PrEP navigators, PrEP media designers, Project PrIDE staff, PrEP finance experts, clinical provider trainers, and PrEP evaluation strategists, and discussed ideas, successes, challenges, and lessons learned to date.
Please see below for a list of the days proceedings, slide presentations, and resources from the meeting (Click on orange hyperlinks below for documents):
Agenda and Learning Objectives
Day 1              Tuesday, November 15
Executive Summary and Notes
11:30 – 1:00    Registration
12:00 – 1:00   Welcome and Introductionsby Amy Kyle-Puente (CDPH Office of AIDS) and Mona Bernstein (PAETC)
1:00 – 1:30      Landscape of PrEP in California Programs: Resources and Activities, by Steve Gibson (CDPH Office of AIDS)
The Project PrIDE Learning Collaborative, by Jonathan Fuchs (SFDPH)

1:30 – 2:30      Interactive Overview of Project PrIDE Programs
“Coat of Arms” Breakout session instructions
Please see “Executive Summary and Notes” for breakout session details

Facilitator: Jonathan Fuchs (San Francisco Department of Public Health [SFDPH])
2:30 – 2:40      BREAK
2:40 – 3:25      Perspectives from PrEP Consumers
Consumer Panelists: Donnie Frazer (HIV/PrEP Advocate & Advisory Board Member, Young MSM/Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center of Excellence, Los Angeles); Diamond Electra Star (PrEP Advocate, San Francisco); Efren Chacon (PrEP Advocate & Patient Care Navigator, Southern California Men’s Medical Group, Los Angeles)
Moderator: Shannon Weber (Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center [PAETC])
Resources:  Diamonds Story
3:25 – 4:30      Inspiring PrEP Demand: Focus on MSM of Color and Transgender Womenintroduction by Jonathan Fuchs (SFDPH)
Our Sexual Revolution: Social Marketing to Increase PrEP Uptake Among TFSM and MSM of Color in San Francisco, by John Melichar (SFDPH)
How do we Increase PrEP use in MSM and Transgender Women? by Natalie Sanchez (AltaMed);
PrEP Pride in the Coachella Valley, by Bruce Weiss (Desert AIDS Project)
Moderator: Jonathan Fuchs (SFDPH)


Desert AIDS Project

4:30 – 4:35      BREAK
4:35 – 5:30      Engaging with the Community: The Role of PrEP Navigators
Panelists: Michael Barajas (SFDPH); Raven Mendez (Desert AIDS Project); Alyssa Haveman (Orange Country Health Care Agency)
Moderator: Clark Marshall (CDPH Office of AIDS)
5:30 – 7:00      Networking Reception and Gallery Walk
Facilitators: Shannon Weber & Amanda Newstetter (PAETC)
Other Resources from Day 1: 

Day 2              Wednesday, November 16
7:30 – 8:30      BREAKFAST
8:30 – 9:00      Morning Warm-up: PrEP Strengths/Lessons Learned
Facilitator: Mona Bernstein (PAETC)
9:00 – 10:30    Lightning Rounds of PrEP Financing Options
PrEP Cost Analysis for Covered California Health Plans, by Craig Pulsipher (AIDS Project Los Angeles)
PrEP Navigation, Overcoming Financial Barriers of the Un/Underinsured, by Ian Jensen (Los Angeles LGBT Center)
PrEP financing option scenarios, by Clark Marshall (CDPH Office of AIDS)
Panelists: Craig Pulsipher (AIDS Project Los Angeles); Ian Jensen (Los Angeles LGBT Center); Giovan Hernandez (County of San Diego Health and Human Service Agency); Raul                               Quintero (John Wesley Community Health Institute)
Moderator: Clark Marshall (CDPH Office of AIDS)

10:30 – 10:45  BREAK
10:45 – 12:00  Focus on Providers: Identifying and Training PrEP providers
Focus on Providers: Identifying and Training PrEP Providers, by Mona Bernstein (PAETC)
Academic Detailing Efforts in San Francisco, by Alyson Decker (SFPDH), by Shannon Weber (HIVE &
CLINIC X: A case study, by Phil Meyer (Los Angeles AETC);
Moderator: Mona Bernstein (PAETC)

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH
Presentation: PrEP-4-Love: Chicago’s PrEP Campaign, by James Pickett, Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men’s Health, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

1:30 – 2:40     Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies, introduction by Sheryl Lynn Williams (CDPH Office of AIDS)
The Landscape of Project PrIDE Data Reporting Requirements, by Kolbi Parrish (CDPH OA)
Stratification of Priority Populations, by Montica Levy (SFDPH)
Leveraging Social Network Applications for Evaluating Changes in PrEP Outcomes, by Shoshanna Nakelsky (LA County DPH)
Moderator: Sheryl Lynn Williams (CPDH Office of AIDS)

2:40– 3:00      Next Steps and Evaluation
Facilitators: Amy Kile-Puente & Clark Marshall (CDPH Office of AIDS)
Project PrIDE Photo Gallery:

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