Effectively Engaging Community in the Ending the HIV Epidemic Process Through Digital Technology


In collaboration with Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), NASTAD is hosting a webinar series titled Effectively Engaging Community in the Ending the HIV Epidemic Process Through Digital Technology. The series aims to support health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) in accelerating jurisdictional efforts toward Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE).

With the current challenges presented by COVID-19 and expanded opportunities to use digital technology (e.g., internet, social media, virtual meeting spaces, digital devices), this series will explore the relationship between community engagement and digital technology, and how it can be leveraged to expand HIV prevention and care planning and service delivery.

This series presents on digital activities and tools from the perspectives of EHE HIV community planning, HIV service delivery, and determining where to direct funding. NASTAD, KFF, and peer jurisdictions present this information across three webinars:

  • Webinar 1: Learning How to Apply Digital Technology to HIV Community Planning
    • This webinar sets the foundation around community engagement principles and the relationship between digital technology and community engagement. Peer jurisdictions, Central Florida and Connecticut, shared how they have integrated web-based platforms into the HIV planning council activities and EHE community feedback sessions.
  • Webinar 2: Exploring Digital Resources and Strategies to Expand HIV Services to Community
    • This webinar delves into the various digital and online platforms available to jurisdictions, their utility and reach, and how they can best support/facilitate community engagement. This webinar showcases how KFF applies social media and technology to support HIV services and messaging and how peer jurisidiction, the Indiana Department of Health, has developed and adapted a telehealth program Continuud to support services.