Getting to Zero Program

Santa Clara County Getting to Zero (SCCGTZ) is a multi-sector collaborative initiative that strives for Zero New HIV Infections, Zero HIV-related Deaths, and Zero HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination in Santa Clara County. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department collaborates with a broad spectrum of community partners who play an important role through our Collective impact Model to stop the devastating epidemic of HIV/AIDS.

We envision the County of Santa Clara free from new HIV infections where individuals and communities living with or affected by HIV and AIDS live meaningful and healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination.

We will meet the goals of zero HIV-related stigma, zero new HIV infections, and zero HIV-related deaths while eliminating health disparities in the County of Santa Clara through collaborative and equitable interventions.

2021-2025 Strategic Plan
In 2021, SCCGTZ facilitated a three-month strategic planning process where over 70 community representatives and organizations provided input through a series of surveys and community forums. Thanks to this collaborative process, we are pleased to share our five-year strategic plan.

View our  2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Strategic Priority Areas

The following strategic priority areas were identified to focus our efforts over the next five years to meet the goals of Getting to Zero:

  • Priority Area #1 – Innovative HIV Prevention & Care Services
  • Priority Area #2 – Health Education & Outreach
  • Priority Area #3 – Bridge the Gap for Underserved Populations
  • Priority Area #4 – Community Collaboration & Service Integration
  • Priority Area #5 – Research & Evaluation

Program Committees 

The initiative has established community committees that regularly come together to implement various aspect of our strategic plan. These committees help guide county-wide service coordination, share best practices, and advocate for continued growth of the program. Many of these committees are recruiting for additional members. Please see committee descriptions below, including information on how you can join:

Governance Team
The Governance Team is the governing body of the Getting to Zero program. It comprises of leaders representing a range of community organizations within the County and is responsible for helping set the strategic direction of the initiative and oversee and track program activities and services. The  governance team meetings take place once per month for 1-hour via Zoom.
Youth Advisory Board
The Getting to Zero Program’s Youth Advisory Board provides opportunities for Santa Clara County high school students to be involved in Getting to Zero program planning and to gain professional experience and knowledge in topics related to STD and HIV prevention and education. For information on the Youth Advisory Board including eligibility criteria, how to apply, and current members, please see the Youth Advisory Board webpage.  

PrEP and PEP Access Committee
This committee discusses academic detailing opportunities for service providers in Santa Clara County, specifically about the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The committee also discusses opportunities for community outreach, health education, and best practices to increase PrEP and PEP access throughout the community. The PrEP & PEP Access Committee meets once a month. Meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3pm-4pm via Zoom.

Community Messaging and Outreach Committee
This committee works to help reduce prejudice and discrimination against people living with HIV and communities disproportionately impacted by HIV. This includes using stigma research to inform the design and implementation of community outreach materials and identification of best practices to launch effective social marketing campaigns. The committee meets once a month on every fourth Friday from 1-2pm via Zoom.

Join Our Efforts!
If you're interested in joining a committee, simply email your interest to [email protected] and a team member will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Provider Detailing, Training and Technical Assistance

The Getting to Zero program offers opportunities for community providers and organizations to request academic detailing, clinical trainings or other technical assistance related to STD/HIV screening, testing, treatment and clinical care practices. Please email [email protected]  to request detailing, training or technical assistance.

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Our program sends monthly newsletters with all of our updates, best practices,
resources and more! To sign up, please email [email protected] to be added to our mailing list.



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