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San Francisco 90-90-90 Targets (2015)

93%

79%

91%

*corresponding 2015 care continuum data will be published in the fall

Source: Provided by San Francisco Department of Public Health

San Francisco HIV Care Continuum (2014) PLHIV: 16,200

93%

69%

65%

60%

Mayor's Message

"San Francisco is a national leader in treatment, housing and care for those living with HIV/AIDS, and we remain committed to providing hope, finding a cure, and one day bringing an end to this epidemic. We have the world's best health care, top scientists, compassionate policies, community advocacy and the public-private partnerships needed to make it a reality. Zero is within reach."

Edwin Lee
Mayor of San Francisco, USA
Department of health

Barbara Garcia : San Francisco Department of Public Health

Director of Health

Barbara Garcia is the Director of Health for the City & County of San Francisco. As the leader of San Francisco’s largest department, Ms. Garcia is responsible for ensuring the promotion and protection of the health of all city residents, and for strategic and policy leadership. She has presided over several significant innovations, such as the creation of the San Francisco Health Network, an integrated delivery system that includes primary, specialty, hospital, trauma, rehabilitation and behavioral health care. She also reorganized the Population Health Division in preparation for accreditation, and developed a capital plan to address the department’s aging infrastructure.

Community Health Equity & Promotion Branch (CHEP)

Population Health Division

San Francisco Department of Public Health

   

 

                                      

 

 

CHEP provides and supports HIV-related services including testing, linkage to care, partner services, education, and condom and clean needle distribution. CHEP also works with the HIV Prevention Planning Council and other community members on program development. In addition, CHEP also conducts program evaluation, works on strategy response, and provides funding, technical assistance, education, and training to partner organizations. (via www.sfhiv.org)

Tracey Packer

CHEP Director

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 437-6200

HIV Specific Website

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

Patricia Erwin

Population Health Division Director

30 Van Ness, Suite 2300, San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 581-2400

patricia.erwin@sfdph.org

Susan Scheer : Applied Research, Community Health Epidemiology, & Surveillance (ARCHES)

Director, PhD

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 437-6200

This branch coordinates data collection, processing, management, analysis and interpretation related to health and morbidity in San Francisco. Working with private and public clinics, community based organizations, outreach, research, and the laboratories, ARCHES maintains systems to gather, explore, analyze, and present data to inform decision-making to maximize public health. Data across conditions, populations, and health status are integrated to assess and help solve community health problems; diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community; evaluate effectiveness of interventions and services, and monitor quality.

Susan Buchbinder : Bridge HIV

Director, MD

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 100 San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 437-7400

www.bridgehiv.org

Bridge HIV has been at the vanguard of HIV prevention science since the beginning of the HIV epidemic and is a recognized global leader in HIV prevention research, working with local and international communities to discover effective ways to prevent HIV. This branch works with local and international scientists and communities to discover effective HIV prevention strategies through research, community partnerships, and educational initiatives. Operating as a clinical trials unit (CTU) within the San Francisco Department of Public Health and affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Bridge HIV conducts innovative research that guides global approaches to prevent HIV and AIDS. Bridge HIV’s work is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID supports six clinical trials networks that conduct domestic and international human studies focused on the Institute’s highest HIV/AIDS research priorities. Bridge HIV participates in three of the networks: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN); HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN); and the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN).

Willi McFarland : Center for Public Health Research

Director, MD, PhD, MPH

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 437-6200

This branch provides expertise in epidemiology, clinical trials, evaluations, and implementation science research. The focus has been on substance use and HIV, but the branch also assesses and addresses other infectious diseases including viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, diarrhea, malaria, and other pathogens affecting San Francisco and marginalized populations globally. The branch provides SFDPH and its partner’s technical training, consultation, expertise, and oversight in population survey design, questionnaire development, data collection modalities, statistical methods, GIS mapping, the conduct of clinical trials, and implementation science.

Susan Philip : Disease Prevention & Control

Director, MD, MPH

1360 Mission Street, Suite 401 San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 355-2007

This branch integrates the core public health communicable disease functions, along with specialty care & treatment, and laboratory diagnostics. The goal is to find opportunities to increase capacity, align services, and deliver effective and efficient services at the client and community level. This branch is responsible for interacting with SFDPH Health Delivery Systems in order to coordinate and maximize disease screening and other prevention activities in primary care and the hospitals.

Community Leadership Messages

"We would not be where we are without the leadership of the department of health."

Jeff Sheehy
Director
UCSF San Francisco AIDS Research Institute

"Boldness’ means we speak up in the face of doubt and adversity. We did that in the 1980s, when the HIV epidemic first appeared. We did that in 2010, when we were the first to recommend treatment for all persons living with HIV. We’re doing it now, with the current research and studies we have toward finding a cure, with vaccine research, and being at the forefront of PrEP"

Diane Havlir, MD
Professor of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine

"Speaking out about the link between HIV/AIDS and its social drivers – housing, mental illness and substance abuse – will be crucial as a part of our work to get to zero HIV infections, zero HIV deaths, and zero HIV stigma"

Austin Padilla
Founding Member
Getting to Zero – San Francisco

"People ask us what the ‘special sauce’ is that accounts for San Francisco’s success against HIV. It’s the full engagement of all segments of society -- activists, providers, researchers, and the SF government – all working toward a common goal."

Susan Buchbinder, MD
Director, Bridge HIV, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Clinical Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology

"We have made tremendous progress in HIV prevention and treatment, but now is not the time to let up on our efforts and declare victory… With a little more time, effort, resources, and teamwork, we can fully realize the benefits of these highly effective prevention and treatment tools and be the first city to get to zero."

Barbara Garcia
Director of Health
San Francisco Department of Public Health

"The devastating impact of HIV continues to spread around the world despite access to treatment, care and support. It’s imperative that we continue to research new ways to prevent HIV infection"

Robert Grant, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

"Our work is not done until the disparities among vulnerable populations living with or at risk for HIV are eliminated"

Dana Van Gorder
Executive Director
Project Inform

"We don't believe in doing things top-down here," said Scott Weiner, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors or city council. "The reason San Francisco has had so much success is not because city government saying 'this is what we’re going to do,' but because of an amazing coalition of community-based advocates."

Scott Weiner
Member
San Francisco Board of Supervisors and City Council

"To the extent San Francisco has been a sanctuary for so many different people and issues, I think that we should aim to be a sanctuary where there are no new HIV/AIDS infections here in San Francisco"

David Campos
Member
San Francisco Board of Supervisors and City Council

"I'm involved with Getting To Zero because achieving the three goals of GTZ will save and transform the lives of thousands of San Franciscans."

Chip Supanich
Member
HIV Community Planning Council and Shanti

"Getting to Zero is also a call to action for health equity in HIV prevention, care, and treatment for all of our communities."

Scott Hyman, MD
Member
Getting to Zero Steering Committee; Bridge HIV

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