The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is offering multiple ways for the public to take an active role in helping to develop the next iterations of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (NVHAP). Both national strategies currently expire in 2020.
OHAIDP is combining the commenting process for both the NHAS and the NVHAP, but they will remain separate strategies. Upcoming opportunities to provide input include:
In-person Listening Session: On Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (ET) in Room 800 of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20201. RSVP by Thursday, February 14, by sending your name, title, and organization to HepHIVStrategies@hhs.gov.
Written comments: OHAIDP has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register to solicit written comments, recommendations, and ideas for developing the next iterations of both the NHAS and the NVHAP. Electronic responses are strongly preferred and may be addressed to HepHIVStrategies@hhs.gov. Hard copy responses should be addressed to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
330 C Street, SW, Room L001
Washington, DC 20024
Attention: HIV/Viral Hepatitis RFI
Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on March 11, 2019. Please allow sufficient time for comments to be received before the close of the comment period.
All the input gathered from the listening sessions and responses to the RFI will be shared with our federal partners, who will use it to develop the next iterations of both strategies, as well as each agency's actions for implementing them.
We look forward to receiving your ideas and input!