CHPRC Update: Upcoming Public Charge Webinar and New CHPRC Publications

March 20, 2020

You are invited to attend a webinar about understanding the final public charge rule and its effect on HIV prevention and treatment services in California. On March 26, 2020 from 12 pm to 1 pm, the Southern California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center will talk through their most recent publication addressing questions related to the final public charge rule.  We will discuss briefly the update provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding the implication of the Final Rule on accessing prevention and treatment services for COVID-19.


UPDATE (2/25/2020): The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote will allow the Trump administration to implement the final public charge rule pending a final outcome of the court cases challenging this rule.  The rule will be implemented in every state.  As shared previously, for individuals who are subject to consular processing outside of the U.S., recent changes to the public charge rule as issued by the Department of State continue to be in effect.  This notice will be updated regularly.

This fact sheet is designed specifically to offer healthcare and social service providers with updated information related to the final public charge rule and specific recommendations that may help to address the needs of immigrant people living with and at risk for HIV.


ACTUALIZACIÓN (febrero 25, 2020): La Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos en una votación de 5-4 permitirá que la administración Trump implemente la regla final de carga pública, la cual esta en espera de un resultado final de casos judiciales que desafían esta regla. La regla se implementará en todos los estados. Como se compartió anteriormente, para las personas que están sujetas a procesamiento consular fuera de los Estados Unidos, los cambios recientes a la regla de carga pública presentada por el Departamento del Estado continúan en efecto. Este aviso se actualizará periódicamente.

Esta hoja informativa fue diseñada específicamente para ofrecer a proveedores de servicios médicos y sociales una información actualizada relacionada con la regla final de carga pública, al igual que recomendaciones específicas que pueden ayudar a abordar las necesidades de personas inmigrantes que viven con o están en riesgo de contraer el VIH.


Other Recent Publications

Documenting best practices for maintaining access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment in an era of shifting immigration policy and discourse. Changes in the United States federal-level political landscape have been felt within immigrant communities, and the public health clinics that serve them. We sought to document how HIV prevention and care clinics in California are reaching and retaining their immigrant community patients during a period of retrenchment of accessible public resources and immigrant rights.


Homelessness and HIV in Alameda County. Housing has a major influence on health outcomes. The link between housing and health is of heightened concern in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Alameda County, because of a growing housing crisis. There is currently a shortfall of almost 60,000 affordable homes in the county. This report documents the impact of the housing crisis on people living with or at risk for HIV.


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