Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, 41687-41689 [2010-17620]

Download as PDF 41687 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 136 Friday, July 16, 2010 Title 3— Memorandum of July 13, 2010 The President Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies As we approach 30 years from the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, new actions are needed to prevent HIV infection and better serve people living with HIV. The actions we take now will build upon a legacy of global leadership, national commitment, and sustained efforts on the part of Americans from all parts of the country and all walks of life to end the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the world. I am committed to renewing national leadership to fight HIV/ AIDS here at home, as we continue our efforts to fight HIV/AIDS around the world. My Administration has engaged in an extensive process to engage Americans and listen to their ideas for improving our national response to HIV/AIDS. Today I am releasing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (Strategy) and a National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Implementation Plan (Federal Implementation Plan), which identifies specific actions to be taken by Federal agencies to implement the Strategy’s goals. While agencies already undertake many actions to address HIV/AIDS, successful implementation of the Strategy will require new levels of coordination, collaboration, and accountability. This will require the Federal Government to work in new ways across agency lines, as well as in enhanced and innovative partnerships with State, tribal, and local governments. Government cooperation at all levels, moreover, is not enough. Success will require the commitment of all parts of society, including businesses, faith communities, philanthropic organizations, scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others. It is also necessary to sustain public commitment to ending the epidemic, and this calls for regular communications between governments at all levels to identify the challenges we face and report the progress we are making. To these ends, I hereby direct the following: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PRESDOCSF Section 1. Role of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). (a) The Director of the ONAP, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), shall be responsible for setting the Administration’s domestic HIV/AIDS priorities and monitoring the implementation of the Strategy. The Director of the ONAP shall convene regular meetings with representatives of executive departments and agencies (agencies) to coordinate HIV/AIDS-related policies, programs, and activities. (b) The Director of the ONAP shall annually report to the President on the implementation of the Strategy, including progress in meeting key targets and taking key actions identified in the Strategy and the Federal Implementation Plan. Sec. 2. Lead Responsible Agencies. While the Strategy requires a Governmentwide effort in order to succeed fully, certain agencies have primary responsibilities and competencies in implementing the Strategy. (a) Designation of Lead Agencies. Lead agencies for implementing the Strategy shall be: (i) the Department of Health and Human Services; (ii) the Department of Justice; (iii) the Department of Labor; VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:17 Jul 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16JYO0.SGM 16JYO0 41688 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Presidential Documents (iv) the Department of Housing and Urban Development; (v) the Department of Veterans Affairs; and (vi) the Social Security Administration. (b) Lead Agency Implementation Plans. Within 150 days of the date of this memorandum, the head of each lead agency shall submit a report to the ONAP and the OMB on the agency’s operational plans for implementing the Strategy. The plans shall assign responsibilities to agency officials, designate reporting structures for actions identified in the Federal Implementation Plan, and identify other appropriate actions to advance the Strategy. The plans shall also include steps to strengthen coordination in planning, budgeting for, and evaluating domestic HIV/AIDS programs within and across agencies. Lead agencies are encouraged to consider, and reflect in their plans, steps to streamline grantee reporting requirements and funding announcements related to HIV/AIDS programs and activities. (c) Ongoing Responsibilities of Lead Agencies. The head of each lead agency shall: (i) designate an official responsible for coordinating the agency’s ongoing efforts to implement the Strategy; (ii) develop a process for sharing progress reports, including status updates on achieving specific quantitative targets established by the Strategy, with relevant agencies and the ONAP on an annual basis, or at such other times as the ONAP requests; and (iii) in consultation with the OMB, use the budget development process to prioritize programs and activities most critical to meeting the goals of the Strategy. Sec. 3. Role of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary), or the Secretary’s designee, shall be responsible for improving coordination of domestic HIV/AIDS programs and activities across the Federal Government. (a) Coordination within the Department of Health and Human Services. The Secretary, or the Secretary’s designee, shall develop and implement specific plans and procedures for improving intra-departmental coordination and collaboration on HIV/AIDS care, research, and prevention services. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PRESDOCSF (b) Coordination with Other Agencies. The Secretary, or the Secretary’s designee, shall be responsible for convening interagency efforts to improve coordination of HIV/AIDS programs and activities. This may include collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental entities to achieve the Federal Government’s implementation and research priorities in the areas of highest impact. (c) Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA, which was established by Executive Order 12963 of June 14, 1995 (Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS), as amended, shall monitor the implementation of the Strategy and make recommendations to the Secretary and to the Director of the ONAP, as appropriate, concerning implementation. Sec. 4. Responsibilities of Other Agencies. All agencies that support HIV/ AIDS programs and activities shall ensure that, to the extent permitted by law, they are meeting the goals of the Strategy. (a) Department of Defense. Within 150 days of the date of this memorandum, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the ONAP and the OMB a plan for aligning the health-care services provided by the Department of Defense with the Strategy, to the extent feasible and permitted by law. The plan shall address, in particular, HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. (b) Department of State. Within 150 days of the date of this memorandum, the Secretary of State shall submit to the ONAP and the OMB recommendations for improving the Government-wide response to the domestic HIV/ AIDS epidemic, based on lessons learned in implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:17 Jul 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16JYO0.SGM 16JYO0 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Presidential Documents 41689 (c) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Commission). Within 150 days of the date of this memorandum, the Chair of the Commission shall submit to the ONAP and the OMB recommendations for increasing employment opportunities for people living with HIV and a plan for addressing employment-related discrimination against people living with HIV, consistent with the Commission’s authorities and other applicable law. Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist and provide information to the Director of the ONAP, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to implement the Strategy. Each agency shall bear its own expense for carrying out activities to implement the Strategy. (b) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) authority granted by law to a department or agency or the head thereof, or to other executive branch officials; or (ii) functions of the Director of the OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (c) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (d) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. Sec. 6. Publication. The Secretary is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. 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Memorandum of July 13, 2010--Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS 
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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Memorandum of July 13, 2010

                
Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

                Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and 
                Agencies

                As we approach 30 years from the onset of the HIV/AIDS 
                epidemic in the United States, new actions are needed 
                to prevent HIV infection and better serve people living 
                with HIV. The actions we take now will build upon a 
                legacy of global leadership, national commitment, and 
                sustained efforts on the part of Americans from all 
                parts of the country and all walks of life to end the 
                HIV epidemic in the United States and around the world. 
                I am committed to renewing national leadership to fight 
                HIV/AIDS here at home, as we continue our efforts to 
                fight HIV/AIDS around the world. My Administration has 
                engaged in an extensive process to engage Americans and 
                listen to their ideas for improving our national 
                response to HIV/AIDS.

                Today I am releasing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 
                the United States (Strategy) and a National HIV/AIDS 
                Strategy Federal Implementation Plan (Federal 
                Implementation Plan), which identifies specific actions 
                to be taken by Federal agencies to implement the 
                Strategy's goals. While agencies already undertake many 
                actions to address HIV/AIDS, successful implementation 
                of the Strategy will require new levels of 
                coordination, collaboration, and accountability. This 
                will require the Federal Government to work in new ways 
                across agency lines, as well as in enhanced and 
                innovative partnerships with State, tribal, and local 
                governments. Government cooperation at all levels, 
                moreover, is not enough. Success will require the 
                commitment of all parts of society, including 
                businesses, faith communities, philanthropic 
                organizations, scientific and medical communities, 
                educational institutions, people living with HIV, and 
                others. It is also necessary to sustain public 
                commitment to ending the epidemic, and this calls for 
                regular communications between governments at all 
                levels to identify the challenges we face and report 
                the progress we are making. To these ends, I hereby 
                direct the following:

                Section 1.  Role of the White House Office of National 
                AIDS Policy (ONAP). 

                    (a) The Director of the ONAP, in consultation with 
                the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), shall be 
                responsible for setting the Administration's domestic 
                HIV/AIDS priorities and monitoring the implementation 
                of the Strategy. The Director of the ONAP shall convene 
                regular meetings with representatives of executive 
                departments and agencies (agencies) to coordinate HIV/
                AIDS-related policies, programs, and activities.
                    (b) The Director of the ONAP shall annually report 
                to the President on the implementation of the Strategy, 
                including progress in meeting key targets and taking 
                key actions identified in the Strategy and the Federal 
                Implementation Plan.

                Sec. 2. Lead Responsible Agencies. While the Strategy 
                requires a Government-wide effort in order to succeed 
                fully, certain agencies have primary responsibilities 
                and competencies in implementing the Strategy.

                    (a) Designation of Lead Agencies. Lead agencies for 
                implementing the Strategy shall be:

(i) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(ii) the Department of Justice;

(iii) the Department of Labor;

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(iv) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;

(v) the Department of Veterans Affairs; and

(vi) the Social Security Administration.

                    (b) Lead Agency Implementation Plans. Within 150 
                days of the date of this memorandum, the head of each 
                lead agency shall submit a report to the ONAP and the 
                OMB on the agency's operational plans for implementing 
                the Strategy. The plans shall assign responsibilities 
                to agency officials, designate reporting structures for 
                actions identified in the Federal Implementation Plan, 
                and identify other appropriate actions to advance the 
                Strategy. The plans shall also include steps to 
                strengthen coordination in planning, budgeting for, and 
                evaluating domestic HIV/AIDS programs within and across 
                agencies. Lead agencies are encouraged to consider, and 
                reflect in their plans, steps to streamline grantee 
                reporting requirements and funding announcements 
                related to HIV/AIDS programs and activities.
                    (c) Ongoing Responsibilities of Lead Agencies. The 
                head of each lead agency shall:

(i) designate an official responsible for coordinating the agency's ongoing 
efforts to implement the Strategy;

(ii) develop a process for sharing progress reports, including status 
updates on achieving specific quantitative targets established by the 
Strategy, with relevant agencies and the ONAP on an annual basis, or at 
such other times as the ONAP requests; and

(iii) in consultation with the OMB, use the budget development process to 
prioritize programs and activities most critical to meeting the goals of 
the Strategy.

                Sec. 3. Role of the Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services. The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
                (Secretary), or the Secretary's designee, shall be 
                responsible for improving coordination of domestic HIV/
                AIDS programs and activities across the Federal 
                Government.

                    (a) Coordination within the Department of Health 
                and Human Services. The Secretary, or the Secretary's 
                designee, shall develop and implement specific plans 
                and procedures for improving intra-departmental 
                coordination and collaboration on HIV/AIDS care, 
                research, and prevention services.
                    (b) Coordination with Other Agencies. The 
                Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, shall be 
                responsible for convening interagency efforts to 
                improve coordination of HIV/AIDS programs and 
                activities. This may include collaboration with 
                governmental and nongovernmental entities to achieve 
                the Federal Government's implementation and research 
                priorities in the areas of highest impact.
                    (c) Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS 
                (PACHA). PACHA, which was established by Executive 
                Order 12963 of June 14, 1995 (Presidential Advisory 
                Council on HIV/AIDS), as amended, shall monitor the 
                implementation of the Strategy and make recommendations 
                to the Secretary and to the Director of the ONAP, as 
                appropriate, concerning implementation.

                Sec. 4. Responsibilities of Other Agencies. All 
                agencies that support HIV/AIDS programs and activities 
                shall ensure that, to the extent permitted by law, they 
                are meeting the goals of the Strategy.

                    (a) Department of Defense. Within 150 days of the 
                date of this memorandum, the Secretary of Defense shall 
                submit to the ONAP and the OMB a plan for aligning the 
                health-care services provided by the Department of 
                Defense with the Strategy, to the extent feasible and 
                permitted by law. The plan shall address, in 
                particular, HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
                    (b) Department of State. Within 150 days of the 
                date of this memorandum, the Secretary of State shall 
                submit to the ONAP and the OMB recommendations for 
                improving the Government-wide response to the domestic 
                HIV/AIDS epidemic, based on lessons learned in 
                implementing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS 
                Relief (PEPFAR) program.

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                    (c) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
                (Commission). Within 150 days of the date of this 
                memorandum, the Chair of the Commission shall submit to 
                the ONAP and the OMB recommendations for increasing 
                employment opportunities for people living with HIV and 
                a plan for addressing employment-related discrimination 
                against people living with HIV, consistent with the 
                Commission's authorities and other applicable law.

                Sec. 5. General Provisions.

                    (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies 
                shall assist and provide information to the Director of 
                the ONAP, consistent with applicable law, as may be 
                necessary to implement the Strategy. Each agency shall 
                bear its own expense for carrying out activities to 
                implement the Strategy.
                    (b) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed 
                to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) authority granted by law to a department or agency or the head thereof, 
or to other executive branch officials; or

(ii) functions of the Director of the OMB relating to budgetary, 
administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (c) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent 
                with applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.
                    (d) This memorandum is not intended to, and does 
                not, create any right or benefit, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any 
                party against the United States, its departments, 
                agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
                agents, or any other person.

                Sec. 6. Publication. The Secretary is authorized and 
                directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal 
                Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010

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