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

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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?

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In September, during the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), 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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

World AIDS Day: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.


Today, the U.S. Department of Labor joins in the global commemoration of World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, it is an opportunity to show support for our family members, neighbors and colleagues living with HIV/AIDS, reflect on progress made and commit to continued collective action. The Labor Department is proud to be one…

We Are Changing Our Name To: “”


This week of World AIDS Day, we are announcing that we will be changing our name from to in the spring of 2017. Why the name change? We write frequently about our commitments to following the science, tracking data, gathering user feedback, and responding to the community’s needs—and our name change honors those…