About National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Tuesday, February 7) reminds us of the devastating toll HIV takes on black communities. On this NBHAAD, while we have more reason than ever to be hopeful in the fight against HIV, we each must do our part to help bring this epidemic to an end.
Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative
The ACT Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) is a $16 million, six-year CDC partnership that harnesses the collective strength of some of the nation’s leading organizations to fight HIV in populations hardest hit. The National Urban League is a partner organization in the Act Against Aids Initiative.
The effort brings together a wide range of organizations, including civic, social, civil rights and professional organizations, as well as those in government, education and media.
While many AAALI partners have longstanding commitments to fighting HIV in their communities, the initiative provides the critical funding needed to allow each group to make HIV prevention a core component of its day-to-day activities. Each organization uses AAALI funds to support an HIV coordinator who works through the organization’s membership networks to disseminate Act Against AIDS campaign materials and HIV prevention services.
Click here to read more about the facts on HIV and Aids among African Americans.
AAALI Partner Actions
AAALI partners conduct a wide range of communication, mobilization and outreach activities. Examples include:
Holding education and training sessions on HIV prevention at national and regional membership conventions
Integrating Act Against AIDS and other HIV prevention messages into community forums
Prominently placing Act Against AIDS and other HIV prevention public service announcements (PSAs) and news stories in broadcast and print outlets throughout the nation
Working with celebrities to produce PSAs about HIV prevention r Training and funding local chapters to implement community-based HIV
Working to educate national, state and local policymakers and community leaders about the role of HIV prevention in advancing the well-being of African Americans, Latinos and gay and bisexual men of all races
Click here for more information on the Act Against Aids Initiative and the partner organizations.
The Fight Against HIV/AIDS…Why Sitting at the Table Matters.
Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative: The Facts