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Structural Change Objectives

Take a look below at some of the latest Structural Change Objectives (SCOs) that are active within the colaition. At the bottom, you can see recently completed structural changes. This list is updated at each coalition meeting (see homepage for details).

Structural Change Definition

 

New or modified programs, practices, or policies that are logically linkable to HIV transmission and acquisition and can be sustained over time, even when key actors are no longer involved. These changes may directicly or indirectly impact individuals.

 

Current SCOs:

 

SCO# 45- By October 2013, School District of Hillsborough County will amend their policy requiring  all schools to consistently implement evidence based Human Sexuality Education for grades 5-12 with appropriate age grade level materials.

 

SCO# 63 -By September 2013, 10 churches/faith based organizations in Tampa will begin a program to provide quarterly emotional/mental health screening days for community members and church members.

 

SCO# 66- By December 2013 the Hillsborough County Health Department and the Hillsborough County Schools will create a policy that will provide testing and treatment for STIs for students in Hillsborough County Schools.

 

SCO#71- By August 2013, REACH UP, Incorporated and Youth Education Services will develop a new practice of annually contacting the curriculum heads of the science departments and HOPE courses to offer HIV/STI/pregnancy prevention county SERVE-approved programs.

 

SCO #78: By July 2014, Florida state statues that govern HIV testing will be amended to eliminate required written informed consent for minors being tested for HIV, allowing minors to verbally consent for HIV testing.

 

SCO #79: By December 2013, the Hillsborough County Juvenile Circuit Courts will begin a new practice of contracting with churches to provide youth with programs that meet the criteria for youth diversionary programs as part of their diversion plan.

 

SCO# 80: By August 2013, Hospital Emergency Room Departments in Hillsborough County will establish a policy for sexual assault survivors linking them to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for services

 

SCO# 81: By August 2013, Urgent Care Centers in Hillsborough County will establish a policy for sexual assault survivors linking them to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for services

 

SCO# 82: By August 2013, Hospital Emergency Room Departments Hillsborough County will establish a policy linking child abuse survivors to the Child Protective Team.

 

SCO #83: By August 2013, Urgent Care Centers Hillsborough County will establish a policy linking child abuse survivors to the Child Protective Team.

 

 

SCO #89: By September 2013, the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County, LazyDays Homeless Youth Program and Ybor Youth Clinic will create a new practice of hosting an annual symposia for community providers about issues of homeless youth to include HIV risk factors for homeless youth and barriers to engagement in care for HIV-positive homeless youth.

 

SCO #90: By October 2013, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church will begin a new program that annually provides comprehensive sexual health trainings for youth and parents at Cedarkirk Retreat Site.

 

SCO #95: By June 2013, The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay will implement a new practice to provide annual trainings to churches on how to refer congregation and community members in need of assistance to local community services.

 

SCO #97: By June 2013,The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay will implement a new practices of providing annual trainings to church and faith groups regarding suicide prevention.

 

SCO #98: By March 2013, Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Tampa and Pastors on Patrol will begin a new practice of hosting bi-annual townhall meetings for the tampa community that will promote dialogue,awareness, and understanding of biomedical prevention research and increase support for research participation in the Tampa Bay Area.

 

SCO #102: By August 2013, the Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office (DACCO) will begin a new policy that will require all new employees must view and understand the "Detecting Child Abuse" online module during onboarding.

 

SCO 105: By August 2013, the Hillsborough County School Health Clinics will begin a new policy to refer youth and young adults within Hillsborough County Public Schools who need care for HIV/STI/pregnancy testing or GYN care to the Ybor Youth Clinic for services.

 

SCO #106: By August 2013, the Florida Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) will begin a new practice to annually provide a two hour HIV introductory course commiserate with Florida statue 381.0035 for all new Florida Department of Children and Families employees.

 

SCO #107: By December 2013, Tampa General Hospital will begin a new policy to add a specific HIV testing prompt within the electronic medical records system (All Scripts) in order to capture informed consent and routinize HIV testing by healthcare providers.

 

 

 

 

Completed SCOs

 

SCO# 01- By July 2007, Miracles Outreach will conduct an HIV and STI awareness faith-based program that provides a minimum of biannual interactions between young Black females of Central Tampa, Faith-based institutions and non-faith-based service providers.

 

SCO# 19- By September 2007, Youth Education Services (YES) will start a new practice of collaborating with HIV/STI testing providers to hold a minimum of four annual testing events in Central Tampa where young Black females congregate

 

SCO# 28- By January 2008, YAP will begin a new monthly program that helps link young Black women to existing area services by stocking Info Hubs that they have placed in at least 5 high traffic locations within Central Tampa with brochures that have been supplied by existing service providers on topics such as preventing or treating substance use, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse and improving parenting skills.

 

SCO# 29- By December 2007, Well Pavilion Ministries will begin a new program that will coordinate the provision of quarterly substance use and mental health service education and outreach sessions for at least 5 faith based leaders in the Central Tampa area.

 

SCO# 31- By January 2008, YAP will begin a new monthly program that increases the availability of condoms and awareness of HIV/STI resources for young Black women and their sexual partners by supplying at least 5 high traffic locations within Central Tampa with Condom Info Packs that include condoms, lube, condom use instructions and information about accessing HIV/STI testing, treatment and prevention education

 

SCO# 30- By May 2007, Youth Education Services (YES) will modify their outreach program to include the annual distribution of at least 1000 HIV/STI youth testing and treatment information cards to various service providers, such as juvenile justice programs, schools, and CBOs, who serve Black girls and young women in Central Tampa.

 

SCO# 32- By April 2008, 3 agencies will include the Hillsborough County school system link on their websites in order to assist community members and/or their advocates to gain access to school enrollment information for adult basic education, GED and vocational training classes.

 

SCO# 33- By April 2008, the School District of Hillsborough County will modify their Adult and Community Education program (ACE) to include annual distribution of printed materials that provide enrollment instructions for adult education/GED classes and career center programs to twenty-five community service organizations that serve young Black women in Central Tampa

 

SCO# 38- By August 2007, the School District of Hillsborough County will amend its policy to allow HIV and STI testing on school grounds.

 

SCO# 39- By March 2010 the City of Tampa will establish a new policy requiring all after school and summer programs that are youth serving and receive City of Tampa funding to provide staff members and volunteers with annual training about preventing and identifying child sexual abuse and linking youth and their care providers with appropriate child sexual abuse services.

 

SCO# 40-By July 2009, Tampa Housing Authority (THA) will establish  Neighborhood Watch Programs at three of their 4 housing sites located in Central Tampa. {C2P focus area} 

 

SCO# 42- By January 2009, Life Changing Consultants will provide fifty young Black women who reside in Central Tampa a year with an educational program that includes information about the risks of age discordant relationships, preventing and identifying child sexual abuse and accessing appropriate child sexual abuse services.

 

SCO# 46- By August 2008, the Department of Corrections will implement a policy requiring all youth being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice to receive HIV/STI prevention info including where to get free counseling & testing.

 

SCO# 47- By May 2009, the Department of Corrections will implement a policy requiring all youth processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center to receive HIV/STI prevention information including where to get free counseling & testing.

 

SCO# 48- By August 2008, the Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control, Bureau of HIV/AIDS will register the Department of Juvenile Justice as an HIV testing site to identify and track HIV (+) youth in local correctional institutions.

 

SCO# 56- By March 2010, Tampa Housing Authority's Neighborhood Watch Programs will begin a new annual practice of educating their members and fellow community members about preventing and identifying child sexual abuse and linking youth and their care providers with appropriate child sexual abuse services.

 

SCO# 57- By March 2009, five churches in the central Tampa area will begin a new practice of participating in the National Prayer week HIV/AIDS

 

SCO# 58- By June 2010 Five church health ministries in Tampa will collaborate with the Department of Health and other Social Service Agencies to begin a new practice of providing quarterly HIV information to their congregation.

 

SCO# 64- By March 2010 The School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) will establish a Sexual Health Advisory Board with the sole responsibility of providing technical assistance and support to nurses, teachers and health aids in their teaching of the Sexual Health Cirriculum in Hillsborough County Schools. 

 

SCO# 61- By October 2011, Tampa Housing Authority (THA) and Stewart Middle School will partner with A Quantum Leap Educational Services to begin a new program, which will provide after school tutoring for students residing in THA's Robles Park Housing community and have been identified by Stewart Middle School as students that are functioning below grade level.

 

SCO# 62- By May 2011, Tampa Housing Authority (THA) will partner with other community based organizations including Tampa General Hospital (TGH) to create a new  program, which educates parents of school aged children that reside on Tampa Housing Autorities Properties about “How to talk to your children about sex”.

 

SCO# 65- By April 2011 a new STI/HIV prevention program will be implemented in 2 juvenile detention centers (Hillsborough East and West) in Hillsborough County.

 

SCO# 70- By August 2011 Hillsborough County Schools SERVE- Volunteers in Education will begin a new practice of including a comprehensive list of SERVE approved community abstinence plus prevention programs in their Abstinence/AID program.

 

SCO #74- By March 2012, the Hillsborough County Health Department will provide bi annual trainings for churches on how to become registered as HIV testing sites and/or locations.

 

SCO #77By December 2012, the Hillsborough County Health Department will begin a new practice of annually providing best practices for linking newly diagnosed individuals to care as a part of annual testing site recertification.

 

SCO #85- By April 2012 St. James AME Church in Progress Village will start a new practice of implementing the “Talk to your Kids about Sex” curriculum and HIV prevention education for youth biannually.

 

SCO #87: By April 2012 St. James AME Church in Progress Village will register with the Hillsborough DOH as an HIV testing location. 

 

SCO #88: The Hillsborough County Health Department will begin a new practice of annually reviewing  testing site linkage to care plans as a part of the annual site visit. Sites without a linkage to care plan will be provided a best practices plan administered by the early intervention consultant.

 

SCO #75: By December 2012, the Hillsborough County Health Department and University of South Florida will establish a Memorandum of Agreement that formalizes linkage-to-care procedures for all STI (including HIV) positive individuals and includes accurate information provision to disease intervention specialists.

 

SCO# 67: By August 2012, four churches within the Tampa Bay area will begin an HIV prevention program that centers around national HIV testing days and encourages testing and utilization of services by church members.

 

SCO #91: By October 2012, the University of South Florida Student Health Services clinic will begin a new practice of referring students with confirmed HIV status to community linkage to care professionals in the county.

 

SCO# 59- By December 2012, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay will begin a new practice of providing annual training of referral protocol to churches on how to refer church members and community members in need of assistance to local community services.

 

SCO #60- By December 2012, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church and New Salem Missionary Baptist Church will register with the DOH as a HIV Testing site and/or location. 

 

SCO#91: By October 2012, the University of South Florida Student Health Services clinic will begin a new practice of referring students with confirmed HIV status to community linkage to care professionals in the county.

 

SCO #84: By December 2012, USF Student Health Services will begin a new practice of

annually updating information about HIV and AIDS to be included within the USF student handbook in accordance with Florida statutes 1002.21 and 1006.50 to include places to find testing and linkage services for HIV/AIDS.

 

**SCO #73- By December 2012, Hillsborough county schools will implement a new policy to provide yearly training for health teachers on STI/pregnancy prevention and teen dating violence. Teachers will also be trained on how to refer students to local community resources for counseling and testing.

 

** SCO #96: By March 2013, The Bridge Builders Grief Education will begin a new practice of sponsoring an annual intergenerational event for National Woman and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a focus on prevention of trauma/victimization/transmission of STD's across the lifespan.

 

**SCO #94: By June 2013, the University of South Florida Tampa Campus Student Health Services Clinic will begin a new pracitce of scheduling FREE HIV tests for students with Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan at least twice per month during all semesters

 

** SCO86:  By July 2013, the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center will begin a new practice to provide statewide education to providers in routinizing HIV testing for youth and young adults.

 

**SCO #92: By June 2013, the Hillsborough County Health Department will begin a new practice of demonstrating the use of linakge to care techniquess using role plays in during the new testing counselor training (HIV 501).

 

**SCO #93: By March 2013, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus Student Health Services Clinic will begin a new practice of scheduling and offering FREE HIV testing at least twice per month during all semesters. 

 

**SCO #94: By June 2013, the University of South Florida Tampa Campus Student Health Services Clinic will begin a new pracitce of scheduling FREE HIV tests for students with Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan at least twice per month during all semesters

 

**SCO #68: By August 2013, the Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services Ryan White

Care Administration will amend their Ryan White Program Service Delivery Guidelines FY 2009-2012 exempting minors (12-17) with HIV/AIDS from providing income eligibility documentation.

 

**SCO #99: By August 2013, the Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties' Family and Aging Services Ryan White Care Administrations will amend their Ryan White Program Service Delivery Guidelines FY 2009-2014 exempting dependent young adults (18-26) with HIV/AIDS from providing income eligibility documentation.

 

** SCO# 68- By December 2013, the Hillsborough County Health and Human Services Ryan White Administration will amend their Ryan White Program Service Delivery Guidelines, FY 2009-2012 exempting minors (12-17) with HIV/AIDS from providing income eligibility documentation.

 

** SCO# 69- By May 2013, Tampa Housing Authority (THA) will begin a new practice of partnering with Planned Parenthood to incorporate primary pregnancy HIV/STI prevention and testing for teens residing on THA properties as part of their programs and support services offered to residents.

 

** SCO #76- By July 2013, the Hillsborough County Health Department, Youth Education Services, Metro Wellness and Community Centers and the University of Tampa PEACE (People Exploring Active Community Experiences) Volunteer Center will establish a formal agreement that establishes a minimum of two STI and HIV testing and linkage-to-care events per semester for students at the University.

 

** SCO #103: By August 2013, the Hillsborough County Health Department will begin a new practice to use a High Impact Prevention and Linkage to Care presentation during each annual testing counselor update training (501 update).

 

** SCO #104: By June 2013, the Ryan White Care Parts A and B administrations for Hillsborough County will begin a new practice of annually providing statement of no income training for all eligibility grantees within the county.  The statements are for youth and young adults as an alternative to providing parental income eligibility for Ryan White services

 

** SCO #100: By December 2013, the University of South Florida Health Clinics will begin a new policy of including electronic recognition of oral HIV testing consent using the electronic medical records system.

 

**SCO #101: By December 2013, the University of South Florida Health Clinics will begin a new policy allowing clinical staff to accept oral consent with documentation in a patient medical record rather than written informed consent for an HIV test.

 

**Completed in 2013