History of the HIV Endemic Task Force (HETF) and its Activities: Retracing the Footsteps. Presenters: Esther Tharao and Dr. Robert Remis, on behalf of HETF. HIV/AIDS in African and Caribbean Communities in Ontario: History of HETF (1).
Presenters: Esther Tharao and
Dr. Robert Remis,
on behalf of HETF
- service providers (1)
- different levels of government (2)
- affected communities (3)
- are the services being provided?
- and if so are they appropriate, adequate, effective and who is evaluating?
1. HIV infection in HIV-endemic communities is urgent History of HETF (11)
2. Provincial and federal policies and programs must be integrated and coordinated
3. Mechanisms needed to link the policies and programs
4. Must address the broader determinants of health
5. Acknowledges that HIV prevention, care, treatment and support occur within a continuum of program and service delivery
6. Promotes the delivery of HIV-related programs and services within an integrated comprehensive health care approachHIV Endemic Task Force Strategic PlanKey Principles 1
7. Promotes a community-based response that recognizes the diversity of HIV-endemic communities (HECs)
8. Programs and services must involve people from the HECs, be culturally competent and be accessible to all members of HECs, including groups that are often marginalized
9. HETF has role in helping to coordinate the response among government departments, HIV/AIDS Service Organizations, health care and social service agencies
10. Includes targets and indicators for success and evaluation and revision of the Strategy according to lessons learned and to the evolution of the HIV epidemic.HIV Endemic Task Force Strategic PlanKey Principles 2
1. Develop a dedicated strategy for persons in Canada from HIV-endemic countries addressing prevention, care, treatment and support
2. Ensure the necessary collaboration and coordination with other federal government departments and with provincial, territorial and regional governments and agencies
3. Produce epidemiologic and demographic data to support evidence-based policy and program development with respect to persons in Canada from HIV-endemic countries
4. Bolster the federal contribution to research incorporating the multilayered aspects of this issue, including epidemiology, community-based research, behavioural and psychological research
5. Ensure consultation with groups with broad-based representation from health and social service agencies and AIDS Service Organization working with persons in Canada from HIV-endemic countries