Publications

PrEP Access in the United States: The Role of Telehealth

Disparities in uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) exist along racial, ethnic, and gender lines. The use of telehealth to provide PrEP and associated services (“tele-PrEP”) is a trend that began before the COVID-19 pandemic, but we find it has increased for some providers along with the growing use of telehealth generally. However, little is known about the tele-PrEP environment. This brief provides an overview of the tele-PrEP landscape, including how PrEP services are provided and factors that facilitate its provision as well as barriers that remain. This policy brief is based on in-depth interviews conducted at the end of 2021 ... [Read More];

Targeted tobacco marketing in 2020: the case of #BlackLivesMatter

2020 saw the continued impact of systemic racism and racial inequity in the U.S. Inequities of COVID-19 highlighted the convergence of social risk factors, racism and health, while the police killing of George Floyd and others sparked international protests for racial justice. We provide examples of how tobacco companies and retailers, ever ready to capitalise, used BLM and racial equity in their marketing and messaging.

Policy and Research Priorities to End the Epidemics of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STIs, and Overdose: a California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers and End the Epidemics community convening

On November 10, 2021, the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers (CHPRC) and the statewide End the Epidemics coalition (ETE) convened a community meeting to discuss these challenges and to identify policy and research priorities for improving HIV, viral hepatitis, STI, and harm reduction services. The event brought together over a hundred advocates, researchers, public health officials, and service providers from across California to discuss the many ways COVID-19 has affected their efforts to reach vulnerable communities and maintain progress in addressing these intersecting epidemics.

FACT SHEET: NEW CALIFORNIA GUIDANCE FOR PREP COVERAGE

This fact sheet provides an overview of recently released state and federal guidance implementing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159. The fact sheet also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.

PREP ACCESS IN CALIFORNIA: UPDATES ON THE U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE GRADE A RECOMMENDATION AND SENATE BILL 159

This policy brief is intended to help health care providers and patients better understand how the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159 impact PrEP access in California. The policy brief also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.

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