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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2019

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
[email protected]

The Office of Community Advocacy joins the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County on “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” Initiative

MIAMI – The Office of Community Advocacy joins the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County as they seek community involvement on the initiative “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America”. A survey has been posted on our homepage and also at, we are asking the public to take the survey before Nov. 12, 2019.

The survey will provide communities, especially those that have been heavily impacted by HIV with an opportunity to share their input on how Miami-Dade County can enhance HIV prevention and care efforts. Emphasis will be made on innovative strategies that can help achieve “Ending the HIV Epidemic” goals. Recommendations from the survey will assist the Florida Department of Health in the creation of a local plan.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), awarded funding to 32 state and local health departments around the country for the development of comprehensive “Ending the HIV Epidemic” jurisdictional plans on Oct. 1, 2019.

The proposed federal initiative seeks to reduce new HIV infections in America by 90% by 2030. Plans will be based upon a national framework that identified the highest-impact HIV prevention, care, treatment, and outbreak response strategies.

To get involved and be part of the solution, contact Griselle Marino at 305-375-1585. 

The Office of Community Advocacy, under the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, is charged with making Miami-Dade County "One Community" that embraces our diverse and unique population. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow @AdvocacyMDC on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


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