Minnesota HIV Strategy
- Minnesota HIV Strategy: A Comprehensive Plan to End HIV/AIDS (PDF)
The first phase of the Minnesota HIV Strategy was submitted to legislature on February 1, 2018. It describes the vision, goals, and strategies to guide and improve efforts to address HIV in Minnesota.
Minnesota HIV Strategy Advisory Board Legislative Report Cover Memo (PDF)
Minnesota HIV Strategy Announcements
Updates, meeting schedule, gallery, and calendar of events
The Minnesota HIV Strategy is a long-term plan that will guide and improve efforts to address HIV in Minnesota. This strategy will build on decades of work by community based organizations, government and advocates.
Our combined efforts in HIV prevention, education, syringe exchange programs, condom distribution, and quality HIV care have kept us at a consistently low rate of HIV transmission over the last decade. Advancements in medicine, treatment and care mean we now have the tools to eliminate new HIV transmissions in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has provided funding to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to develop the Minnesota HIV Strategy.
- Goal 1: Prevention new HIV infections
- Goal 2: Reduce HIV related disparities and promote health equity
- Goal 3: Increase retention in care for people living with HIV
- Goal 4: Ensure stable housing for people living with HIV and those at a high risk of HIV infection
- Goal 5: Achieve a coordinated statewide response to HIV
By 2025, Minnesota will be a State where new HIV infections are rare and all people living with HIV (PLWH) will have access to high quality healthcare and resources they need to live long healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination.
Our Strategy is built on the following operating principles:
- A Strategy that requires all hands on deck
- A Strategy that calls for dynamic action
- A Strategy that focuses on equity and social justice
The MHSAB is a 24 member advisory committee that will provide advice, guidance and recommendations during the strategic planning process. Members were selected to provide input from every level of the care continuum and communities affected by HIV in Minnesota.
Step 1: Visualize
First, we will determine Where are we now? and What do we have to work with?
Then we will decide Where do we want to be? We will turn this shared vision into a mission statement for the Minnesota HIV Strategy.
We will seek feedback from the stakeholder community about health disparities, barriers, needs, gaps in services and proposed solutions through a series of interviews and community meetings.
Step 2: Organize
We will define the primary goals for achieving the shared vision and break them down into smaller goals.
Step 3: Prioritize
We will design a plan for achieving the goals and identify performance indicators to guide decision making along the way.
Step 4: Actualize
We will develop action steps with the responsible parties identified. Everyone will be asked to work together in achieving the shared vision we created.
Step 5: Revise
We will develop a governance process to ensure continuous assessment and collaboration to adapt the Minnesota HIV Strategy to meet changing conditions.