PERFORMANCE METRICS

Measurable data used to track progress, successes, and challenges

ACTIVITIES

Specific steps that take place to implement strategies and achieve the plan's goals

STRATEGIES

Choices about how best to accomplish objectives

DEFINITIONS USED
IN THIS PLAN

GOALS

Broad aspirations that enable a plan's vision to be realized

OBJECTIVES

Changes, outcomes, and impact a plan is trying to achieve

 

GOAL 1: PREVENT NEW HIV INFECTIONS   download pdf


Objectives

  • Increase awareness of HIV

  • Increase knowledge of HIV status

  • Expand and improve implementation of effective prevention interventions, including treatment as prevention, PrEP, PEP, and SSPs, and develop new options

  • Increase the capacity of health care delivery systems, public health, and the health workforce to prevent and diagnose HIV

     

Strategies for Implementation by the New Haven Ryan White Part A Program

4.1 Analyze Ryan White program data and state/local epi data to evaluate viral suppression among clients based on service use, provider, geographic area, demographics, etc. Identify opportunities that support increased retention in care. Priority zip codes for re-engaging out of care/lost to care clients are 06704, 06705, 06902, 06854, 06810, and 06811.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • A comprehensive analysis of viral suppression among NHFFRWP clients is completed and evaluated.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Viral suppression analysis completed.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with the Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee of the New Haven/Fairfield Counties HIV Services Planning Council to identify priorities and develop an action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Action Plan established by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Implement the action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Strategies and activities identified in the action plan are completed by February 29, 2024.
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Recommended Strategies for Community Implementation

1.3 Complete detailing activities to increase the number of medical providers offering PrEP and PEP services in geographic areas with high HIV incidence.


YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.4 Increase the number of entities providing HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing in geographic areas of high HIV incidence, including non-traditional partners such as walk-in labs, pharmacies, and mobile testing services.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five new entities are providing HIV testing services by February 28, 2023.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.5 Develop and implement a community-informed PrEP/PEP media initiative, with specific messaging for young Black and Hispanic MSM, Transgender women and men, and Black women.



PLANNING & PREPARATION:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to inform the development and implementation of a PrEP/PEP media campaign.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least two community listening sessions are presented.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Develop and implement a PrEP/PEP media campaign using traditional and digital formats. Develop relationships with local influencers, community leaders, and other partners to support messaging on digital platforms. Create and distribute a social media tool kit to community organizations. Establish a performance monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the media campaign. Social media tool kit produced and distributed to community organizations. Campaign performance is assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to evaluate the Year 1 campaign. Make revisions as needed and continue the campaign in Year 2.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the Year 2 media campaign. Campaign performance assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.





 

 

GOAL 2: IMPROVE HIV-RELATED HEALTH OUTCOMES OF PEOPLE WITH HIV   download pdf


Objectives

  • Link people to medical care immediately after their HIV diagnosis and provide low-barrier access to HIV treatment

  • Identify, engage, or re-engage people with HIV who are not in care or not virally suppressed

  • Increase retention in care and adherence to HIV treatment to achieve and maintain long-term viral suppression

  • Increase the capacity of health care delivery systems, public health, and the health workforce to serve people with HIV

Strategies for Implementation by the New Haven Ryan White Part A Program

4.1 Analyze Ryan White program data and state/local epi data to evaluate viral suppression among clients based on service use, provider, geographic area, demographics, etc. Identify opportunities that support increased retention in care. Priority zip codes for re-engaging out of care/lost to care clients are 06704, 06705, 06902, 06854, 06810, and 06811.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • A comprehensive analysis of viral suppression among NHFFRWP clients is completed and evaluated.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Viral suppression analysis completed.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with the Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee of the New Haven/Fairfield Counties HIV Services Planning Council to identify priorities and develop an action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Action Plan established by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Implement the action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Strategies and activities identified in the action plan are completed by February 29, 2024.
      ​​​​​​​





Recommended Strategies for Community Implementation

1.3 Complete detailing activities to increase the number of medical providers offering PrEP and PEP services in geographic areas with high HIV incidence.


YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.4 Increase the number of entities providing HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing in geographic areas of high HIV incidence, including non-traditional partners such as walk-in labs, pharmacies, and mobile testing services.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five new entities are providing HIV testing services by February 28, 2023.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.5 Develop and implement a community-informed PrEP/PEP media initiative, with specific messaging for young Black and Hispanic MSM, Transgender women and men, and Black women.



PLANNING & PREPARATION:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to inform the development and implementation of a PrEP/PEP media campaign.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least two community listening sessions are presented.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Develop and implement a PrEP/PEP media campaign using traditional and digital formats. Develop relationships with local influencers, community leaders, and other partners to support messaging on digital platforms. Create and distribute a social media tool kit to community organizations. Establish a performance monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the media campaign. Social media tool kit produced and distributed to community organizations. Campaign performance is assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to evaluate the Year 1 campaign. Make revisions as needed and continue the campaign in Year 2.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the Year 2 media campaign. Campaign performance assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.





 

 

GOAL 3: REDUCE HIV-RELATED DISPARITIES AND HEALTH INEQUITIES   download pdf


Objectives

  • Reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination

  • Reduce disparities in new HIV infections, in knowledge of status, and along the HIV care continuum

  • Address social determinants of health and co-occurring conditions that exacerbate HIV-related disparities

Strategies for Implementation by the New Haven Ryan White Part A Program

1.3 Complete detailing activities to increase the number of medical providers offering PrEP and PEP services in geographic areas with high HIV incidence.


YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.4 Increase the number of entities providing HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing in geographic areas of high HIV incidence, including non-traditional partners such as walk-in labs, pharmacies, and mobile testing services.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five new entities are providing HIV testing services by February 28, 2023.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.5 Develop and implement a community-informed PrEP/PEP media initiative, with specific messaging for young Black and Hispanic MSM, Transgender women and men, and Black women.



PLANNING & PREPARATION:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to inform the development and implementation of a PrEP/PEP media campaign.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least two community listening sessions are presented.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Develop and implement a PrEP/PEP media campaign using traditional and digital formats. Develop relationships with local influencers, community leaders, and other partners to support messaging on digital platforms. Create and distribute a social media tool kit to community organizations. Establish a performance monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the media campaign. Social media tool kit produced and distributed to community organizations. Campaign performance is assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to evaluate the Year 1 campaign. Make revisions as needed and continue the campaign in Year 2.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the Year 2 media campaign. Campaign performance assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.





Recommended Strategies for Community Implementation

1.3 Complete detailing activities to increase the number of medical providers offering PrEP and PEP services in geographic areas with high HIV incidence.


YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Complete at least five PrEP/PEP detailing sessions with medical providers offering services within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.

  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.4 Increase the number of entities providing HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing in geographic areas of high HIV incidence, including non-traditional partners such as walk-in labs, pharmacies, and mobile testing services.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five new entities are providing HIV testing services by February 28, 2023.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Recruit at least five new entities to provide HIV, hepatitis, and STI testing within geographic areas with high incidence of HIV.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least five detailing sessions are completed by February 29, 2024.




1.5 Develop and implement a community-informed PrEP/PEP media initiative, with specific messaging for young Black and Hispanic MSM, Transgender women and men, and Black women.



PLANNING & PREPARATION:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to inform the development and implementation of a PrEP/PEP media campaign.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • At least two community listening sessions are presented.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Develop and implement a PrEP/PEP media campaign using traditional and digital formats. Develop relationships with local influencers, community leaders, and other partners to support messaging on digital platforms. Create and distribute a social media tool kit to community organizations. Establish a performance monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the media campaign. Social media tool kit produced and distributed to community organizations. Campaign performance is assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.

YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with community stakeholders to evaluate the Year 1 campaign. Make revisions as needed and continue the campaign in Year 2.
  • RECOMMENDED LEAD ENTITY:
    • Connecticut State Department of Health HIV Prevention Program
  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Presentation of the Year 2 media campaign. Campaign performance assessed using the performance and monitoring plan.





 

 

GOAL 4: ACHIEVE INTEGRATED, COORDINATED EFFORTS THAT ADDRESS THE HIV EPIDEMIC AMONG ALL PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS   download pdf


Objectives

  • Increase coordination of HIV programs across all levels of state/county/city governments and with faith-based and community-based organizations, the private sector, academic partners, and the community

  • Enhance the quality, accessibility, sharing, and use of data, including HIV prevention and care continuum and social determinants of health data

  • Improve mechanisms to measure, monitor, evaluate, report, and disseminate progress toward achieving organizational, local, and national goals

Strategies for Implementation by the New Haven Ryan White Part A Program

4.1 Analyze Ryan White program data and state/local epi data to evaluate viral suppression among clients based on service use, provider, geographic area, demographics, etc. Identify opportunities that support increased retention in care. Priority zip codes for re-engaging out of care/lost to care clients are 06704, 06705, 06902, 06854, 06810, and 06811.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • A comprehensive analysis of viral suppression among NHFFRWP clients is completed and evaluated.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Viral suppression analysis completed.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with the Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee of the New Haven/Fairfield Counties HIV Services Planning Council to identify priorities and develop an action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Action Plan established by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Implement the action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Strategies and activities identified in the action plan are completed by February 29, 2024.
      ​​​​​​​





Recommended Strategies for Community Implementation

4.1 Analyze Ryan White program data and state/local epi data to evaluate viral suppression among clients based on service use, provider, geographic area, demographics, etc. Identify opportunities that support increased retention in care. Priority zip codes for re-engaging out of care/lost to care clients are 06704, 06705, 06902, 06854, 06810, and 06811.



YEAR 1:

  • ACTIVITY:
    • A comprehensive analysis of viral suppression among NHFFRWP clients is completed and evaluated.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Viral suppression analysis completed.

YEAR 1:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Collaborate with the Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee of the New Haven/Fairfield Counties HIV Services Planning Council to identify priorities and develop an action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Action Plan established by February 28, 2023.
YEAR 2:
  • ACTIVITY:
    • Implement the action plan.

  • LEAD ENTITIES:
    • New Haven/Fairfield Ryan White Part A Program

  • PERFORMANCE METRIC:
    • Strategies and activities identified in the action plan are completed by February 29, 2024.
      ​​​​​​​