AHEAD Dashboard and Stakeholders

Content From: Harold J. Phillips, MRP, Senior HIV Advisor and Chief Operating Officer for Ending the HIV Epidemic, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: August 06, 20202 min read


The Future of AHEAD

HHS is developing America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) as a resource for stakeholders. When the dashboard launches in mid-August, it will be the first iteration of several to come. By monitoring data for six HIV indicators, we will be able to measure progress toward reaching the goals of the Ending the HIV initiative (EHE). Over the coming months, we will continue to enhance AHEAD through an iterative process based on stakeholder feedback and input. 

Over the last few months, HHS has conducted a series of interviews and roundtable discussions with stakeholders and partners to collect feedback on the initial version of the dashboard and to collect input on future development. This feedback has been invaluable and has sparked many productive and collaborative conversations about how the dashboard can best serve a wide range of stakeholder needs. As the dashboard evolves, HHS will continue to collect feedback from stakeholders and partners across the HIV community.

AHEAD is a tool to support stakeholder efforts to end the HIV epidemic in America, and as such HHS wants to ensure stakeholders continue to see their feedback reflected in the dashboard. Over the next year, additional data sets and decision support features will continue to be added to the system based on this feedback. As AHEAD evolves, the site will become more interactive, integrate more data sources, and provide both national and jurisdictional leaders with the tools to make decisions on resources and interventions in their communities. This site will also serve as the primary site to share information about EHE progress, interventions, and success stories.

EHE is a dynamic initiative and the AHEAD dashboard strives to be dynamic and responsive to both stakeholder feedback and public health challenges.

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