The Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 is accompanied by a plan that outlines the goals and strategies which promote HIV prevention and access to care. The HIV data dashboard released in August 2021 helps users track progress towards the goals and strategies found in this plan, including specific goals for each stage of the HIV care continuum, plus PrEP coverage and late HIV diagnoses. Dashboard data are organized into three different sections: progress measures, health measures, and social determinants of health measures. The GTZ-IL website includes a video explaining how to navigate the dashboard, graphs for multiple measures, and many more data resources that will support new HIV research, evaluation, and planning for innovative HIV services.
The dashboard was designed by Northwestern University in collaboration with AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Getting to Zero Research Evaluation and Data Workgroup (GTZ RED), and the Getting to Zero Communications Workgroup. Funding for the dashboard was provided by AIDS Foundation Chicago, made possible in part by a grant from the Pritzker Community Health Initiative, and the Chicago Department of Public Health.