National Organizations

In September 2012, the following organizations were funded by CDC to promote and implement CDC’s framework to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission in the United States under CDC-RFA-PS12-1206external icon. Each of these organizations can offer technical assistance and program materials to health departments and other organizations to enhance their perinatal HIV prevention efforts. Programmatic activities for each organization are described below:

Funded Partners

François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXBC)external icon

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXBC) has extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating training and technical assistance for healthcare providers and a long-standing commitment to the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission in the United States. CDC is collaborating with the FXBC to organize and lead a group of more than 50 stakeholders and experts from maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS, policy, research, public health program and surveillance fields to support the CDC’s multi-pronged framework to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMCT) in the U.S. The FXBC also provides technical assistance and support for CDC’s Expert Panel on Reproductive Health and Preconception Care for men and women living with HIV. In this role, they have developed strategies to improve pre- and inter-conception care through the integration of HIV management and reproductive health and family planning services for women with HIV infection. FXBC collaborates closely with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologistsexternal icon to implement specific activities supporting components of the EMCT framework. For more information, contact Mary Jo Hoyt or Joanne Phillips.

CityMatCHexternal icon

CityMatCH is a non-profit organization that focuses on strengthening public health leaders and organizations to promote equity and improve the health of urban women, families, and communities. They are collaborating with the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) and, The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Programexternal icon to implement FIMR program, i.e., FIMR/HIV, which identifies and addresses system barriers related to perinatal HIV exposure and transmission. The FIMR/HIV project was piloted in three communities from 2005-2008, and funding was provided to nine communities from 2009-2012 to implement the project. CDC included this project in its flagship funding opportunity announcement for HIV prevention via health departments (PS 12-1201) and since January 2012, increasing numbers of health departments have been adding FIMR/HIV to their HIV prevention portfolios. CityMatCH operates the FIMR/HIV National Resource Centerexternal icon and provides individual and large-scale technical assistance and training to ongoing and new sites implementing FIMR/HIV. CityMatCH is also collaborating with the PACPI and CDC to integrate congenital syphilis case reviews and community action into the FIMR/HIV project. For more information on the FIMR/HIV methodology and available technical assistance, contact Erin Schneider or Jessica Thompson.

Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI)external icon

PACPI is a collaborative enterprise of public and private partners representing HIV prevention and treatment in Illinois. PACPI collaborates with CityMatCH to provide training, outreach and technical assistance to sites implementing the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology. PACPI also participates in the statewide Illinois FIMR/HIV project, bringing field knowledge and expertise to national partners on how to develop and implement the project. PACPI has set up a formal partnership with the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicineexternal icon (SMFM) to help educate their members about current issues in HIV in pregnancy and perinatal transmission, and to promote active participation of Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians in FIMR/HIV projects. For more information on PACPI and their partnership with SMFM, please contact Anne Statton.

Coordination and Collaboration

In addition to the activities described above, CityMatCH and PACPI also provide leadership by participating in CDC’s Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (EMCT) Stakeholders’ Group. This group is coordinated by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center and is described above. The 50+ members of the EMCT Stakeholders’ Group come from a variety of backgrounds and organizations. For more, see CDC’s framework to eliminate mother to child HIV transmission.

EMCT Stakeholders’ Group: Key Participating Agencies and Organizations

Federal Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Health Resources Services Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Office of Population Affairs

Local and National Organizations:

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • CityMatCH
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • François-Xavier Bagnoud Center
  • National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
  • Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative
  • Society for Maternal – Fetal Medicine

Health Departments:

  • District of Columbia Department of Health
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Los Angeles Department of Public Health
  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
  • New York State Department of Health
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Texas Department of State Health Services

Academic Institutions:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Kansas University Medical Center
  • National Clinician Consultation Center at the University of California San Francisco
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland Baltimore