About

Getting to Zero HIV (GTZ) Santa Clara County-Silicon Valley is a four year initiative that will strive for Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Deaths related to HIV/AIDS, and Zero HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination in Santa Clara County.

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Community Engagement

Getting to Zero SCC-SV is a collaborative between The Health Trust, Santa Clara County Public Health Department and other multi sector partners and funded by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors thanks to the leadership of Supervisor Ken Yeager.

A broad spectrum of community is critical to the success of the Getting to Zero initiative. People and agencies from healthcare, schools/colleges, tech industry, community agencies, LGBTQ communities, and other sectors are involved. All playing an important part through collective impact stop the devastating epidemic of HIV/AIDS.

The structure of the Initiative includes a Leadership Team, comprised of representatives from different sectors, and Action Teams to address key focal areas: PrEp/PEP, Communications, Community Engagement, and Stigma, with Mini-grants being an adhoc committee.

Initiatives

Pathways to achieving the goals of GTZ are varied in order to implement the many strategies and to reach as many communities as possible. Expansion of availability Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a key clinical component.

Part of the initiative includes The Health Trust awarding mini-grants in the amount of $100,000 per year over the next four years to promote community agencies’ ability to recognize and respond to the greatest needs within their scope of work. The Health Trust seeks to collaborate with community-based organizations, public agencies, clinics, schools and other groups to award one-time mini-grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 in support of the Getting to Zero campaign and its four priority focus areas

  1. PrEP and PeP Implementation
  2. Universal, comprehensive STD Screening and Targeted Testing
  3. Initiation of Care and Retention in Care
  4. Reduction of Stigma

GTZ SCC-SV Committees/Action Teams

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team will define the goals and strategic plan of the Initiative, oversee the activities of the committees, and report to the community and Board of Supervisors.  The Leadership Team members will help to recruit and engage key players in the community to be involved in this effort. The leadership will forward request from teams on a quarterly / annual basis.  The GTZ Leadership Team will meet on a monthly basis.
Meets 2nd Friday 10-12 at Health Trust Offices on Newberry.
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PrEP and PEP Access Team

The expectation of the team is to use their knowledge and expertise to work collectively to develop a comprehensive work plan. The team will recruit and engage key players in the community to be involved in this effort. Team members will engage resources within their own organization to support the work plan. The team will identify resources, gaps and methods for acquiring them to leadership team. The team will then report the results of their activities to the leadership team. The team will provide a structure/plan for informing and educating medical providers in Santa Clara County about the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The team will acknowledge stigma and integrate stigma reduction within their work. The PrEP Team will meet one time per month.
Meetings 1st Tuesday, 3-5pm.
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PrEP & PeP Basics for Community Based Organizations

Reduction of Stigma Team

Reduction of Stigma team will develop and work towards completing activities outlined in team work plan to address strategy which will impact the priority. Team members will engage resources within their own organization to support the work plan. The team will identify resources, gaps and methods for acquiring them to leadership team. The team will then report the results of their activities to the leadership team.
Monthly meetings are TBD. Contact candelariof@healthtrust.org to attend.
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Guideline-based STD Screening and HIV Testing Team

The expectation of the team is to use their knowledge and expertise to work collectively to develop a comprehensive work plan. The team will recruit and engage key players in the community to be involved in this effort. The team will be responsible for executing activities that will meet the objectives of the Getting to Zero Santa Clara County Strategic Plan and document its progress in meeting the metrics. . Team members will engage resources within their own organization to support the work plan. The team will identify resources, gaps and methods for acquiring them to leadership team. The team will then report the results of their activities to the leadership team. The team will acknowledge the presence of stigma in their activities and work toward reducing stigma. The team will meet one time per month.
Monthly meetings are TBD. Contact candelariof@healthtrust.org to attend.
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Linkage to Care and Retention in Care for HIV Team

The expectation of the team is to use their knowledge and expertise to work collectively to develop a comprehensive work plan. The team will recruit and engage key players in the community to be involved in this effort. The team will be responsible for executing activities that will meet the objectives of the Getting to Zero Santa Clara County Strategic Plan and document its progress in meeting the metrics. Team members will engage resources within their own organization to support the work plan. The team will identify resources, gaps and methods for acquiring them to leadership team. The team will acknowledge the presence of stigma in their activities and work toward reducing stigma.
Monthly meetings are TBD. Contact candelariof@healthtrust.org to attend.
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Mini-Grants

The Health Trust manages initiatives to promote the goals of SCCGTZ through mini-grant projects, funding $100,000 per year. The Mini-Grant Committee will meet quarterly to review the process and as needed to release the RFP and review the proposals.
Meetings are as needed with cycle of mini-grants.

Contact info

Candelario Franco, GTZ SCC-SV Project Manager
candelariof@healthtrust.org

Our Partners

  • Asian American for Community Involvement/HOPE Program
  • Asian American Recovery Center, Project Ohana
  • Better World Advertsing
  • Bill Wilson Youth Center
  • Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
  • Colectivo ALA
  • Community Health Partnership/Santa Clara County
  • County Office of Education
  • Facebook
  • John Snow Incorporated
  • Kaiser Medical Center Santa Clara
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Packard Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health
  • Office of Community Health/Stanford Medical Center
  • Project More
  • Roots Health Center
  • San Jose African American Community Service Agency
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara County HIV Planning Council for Prevention and Care
  • Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs
  • Santa Clara County Public Health Department
  • Santa Clara County Public Health Department Pharmacy
  • Santa Clara County Public Health Department-STI/HIV/AIDS Program
  • Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager
  • Santa Clara County/Behavioral Health
  • Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
  • Santa Clara Valley Homeless Healthcare Program
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Custody Health
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center/PACE Clinic
  • Silicon Valley Pride
  • South County Collaborative
  • Stanford Com Hlth
  • Stanford Positive Care Clinic
  • The Health Trust
  • VMC Foundation