Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Through our Chronic Disease Prevention & Management focus area, we focus on two preventable and manageable chronic conditions: Type 2 diabetes and HIV/AIDS. Type 2 diabetes and HIV are an alarming concern in our community so we aim to support the prevention and management of these conditions.

The Challenge:

  • 9% of adults in Santa Clara County, and 11% of adults in San Benito County are diagnosed with diabetes. 
  • The prevalence of HIV in ages 13+ is rising in both counties. In Santa Clara County, HIV prevalence is 188.9 per 100,000 people and 87.5 per 100,000 people in San Benito County. Research also shows a growing concern for non-HIV sexually transmitted infections (STI). 
  • Research shows that these conditions primarily impact low-income communities of color. These communities are historically impacted by deep disparities, making them more susceptible to serious illness and even death.

Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Funding Priorities

seeks to challenge these conditions and support individuals to achieve optimal health. Our Chronic Disease Prevention and Management focus area aims to prioritize improving health outcomes through robust support, including connection to clinical care and wrap-around services. We support organizations, programs, and projects working towards this goal through the following Funding Priorities:

  • Enhancing the infrastructure and capacity of clinical providers and community-based organizations that improve health outcomes for people with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Supporting policies and programs that focus on health outcomes for people with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.  
  • Increasing guideline-based STI/HIV screening and rapid connection to care for individuals of all ages.