Core Elements of a National COVID-19 Strategy: Lessons Learned from the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

David R. Holtgrave, Ronald O. Valdiserri, Seth C. Kalichman, Carlos del Rio, Melanie Thompson

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Abstract

COVID-19 has caused devastating health consequences and social inequities globally and in the United States. Unfortunately, the US has not developed a comprehensive National COVID-19 Strategy. In this editorial, we briefly review lessons about the development, structure, implementation and evaluation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the US, and use these lessons to inform an initial proposal for a timely, dynamic, evidence-based, participatory, comprehensive and impactful National COVID-19 Strategy. Without such a strategy, the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain uneven across jurisdictions and less than optimally impactful on disease-related mortality, short- and long-term morbidity, and health and social inequities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3279-3282
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • HIV
  • Health disparities
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Strategic planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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