National HIV/AIDS Strategy

FY’15 Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Awards

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With Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) just concluded, I wanted to share highlights of the awards made under the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), which are supporting many activities that will unfold during FY16.  A total of $52.2 million was awarded to support 31 initiatives across 10 HHS Operating Divisions (OpDivs) and Staff Offices to…

Hacer frente al impacto del VIH/SIDA en la comunidad latina

The White House

Summary: La Casa Blanca publicó una traducción al español de la Estrategia Nacional contra el VIH/SIDA en el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Con motivo de esta conmemoración anual, la Casa Blanca va a publicar la Estrategia Nacional…

Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community

The White House

Summary: Today the White House released a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to make sure that we are engaging the Latino community in the Administration’s work towards an AIDS free generation.  As one step in this important effort, the…

Save the Date: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat!

The White House

Summary: On October 15, the Domestic Policy Council will host a Twitterchat for #NLAAD, and release a Spanish translation of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy. As we announced on Twitter last week , Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Muñoz , and I will host a Twitterchat this Thursday, October 15, 2015…

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020: In order to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,…

PACHA Seeks Nominations


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It…

PACHA Shares NHAS Implementation Recommendations

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During the 57th meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 15, 2015, the Council shared recommendations on the implementation of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), first provided an update about current efforts by agencies across…

Joint HUD-DOJ Demonstration Designed to Prevent Homelessness among Victims of Domestic Violence


To help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making more than $9 million available to state, local governments, and non-profits through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration – a collaborative effort…