Since the rollout of the America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) in August 2020, jurisdictions and other HIV community stakeholders have been using the online data visualization resource to monitor national and local progress towards the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative. AHEAD - presents national, state, and jurisdictional data on the six HIV indicators in charts and tables.
One avid user of the AHEAD dashboard is the Ryan White/HIV Services Program at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indiana. They work with EHE HIV priority audiences such as, African American men, Hispanic/LatinX women, young adults, foreign-born, transgender, and non-binary individuals. They use AHEAD to track their jurisdictional progress against the goals outlined in the EHE initiative in an effort to create their own county-level EHE dashboard.
AHEAD supports their efforts by providing HIV data that the county typically doesn’t have access to such as, social determinants of health, PrEP coverage, knowledge of status and HIV stigma. Public Health departments can often lack the capacity to integrate these specific data pieces with their own HIV data; however, the AHEAD dashboard offers a reference for those data points that are difficult to collect.
If you would like to share your experience using the dashboard, please send your thoughts to our mailbox: contact@HIV.gov.
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