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Promoting Innovation and Collaboration: SMAIF Awards Strengthen Response to HIV Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

We have made incredible progress in HIV treatment and prevention, but too many Americans from all walks of life still get HIV, and too people with HIV are dying needlessly. Since the early years of the epidemic, the impact of HIV has been concentrated in racial and ethnic minority communities.  While we now have a…

What is SMAIF?

In September, during the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), AIDS.gov shared information about and launched new web pages that describe the work of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). SMAIF funds innovative projects to improve HIV prevention and care in communities of color. The new pages will make it easier for people to learn…

SMAIF in Spotlight at U.S. Conference on AIDS

As the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway in Hollywood, Florida, on September 16, one of the first workshops put a spotlight on several activities supported by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). Several presentations by federal colleagues and grant recipients demonstrated the reach and impact that SMAIF is having in responding to…

USCA Workshop Series Will Highlight SMAIF-Supported Programming Serving Minority Communities

Next week, OHAIDP will participate in the 20th U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  in Hollywood, Florida. Organized by NMAC, this annual event brings together public health workers, advocates, policy makers, and people living with HIV to share their creative new ideas and bold strategies for achieving the goals of our National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). OHAIDP…

SMAIF-Funded HRSA Grant Opportunity Will Expand Use of Community Health Workers to Improve Access to HIV Care

Community health workers (CHWs) can play a key role in linking people living with HIV to critical medical care and providing ongoing support to help them navigate the health care system and remain adherent to HIV treatment. CHWs are lay members of communities who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the…

SMAIF Supports HRSA Grant Opportunity to Address HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas

The south lags behind much of the rest of the nation on a number of key outcomes including viral suppression and survival among people living with HIV. To help address this, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a funding opportunity for a new program: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention…

HRSA and HUD Launch Data Integration Pilot to Improve HIV Care and Housing Coordination

According to data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), people living with HIV who are temporarily or unstably housed have lower rates of retention in care and viral suppression. A new $3.6 million, three-year investment of resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) is supporting five communities in the implementation, utilization, and…

Southern Forum Addresses HIV among Gay and Bisexual Men of Color

HIV continues to take a heavy toll in the southern United States. Southern states represent 33 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for an estimated 44 percent of people living with an HIV diagnosis and 50 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2014. Due to these persistent HIV-related disparities the prioritization of cost-effective, scalable…