AIDS United Needs Your Help!
AIDS United wants to hear YOUR story about the impacts of sequestration and the $1.5 trillion in cuts already enacted by Congress! We are currently compiling stories about the real effects that drastic budget cuts and the sequester have had on people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Members of Congress need to know that the decisions they make have real, drastic impacts! Please use the following questions to frame your story:
- What has life been like for you/your organization/your community before these budget cuts?
- What are the indicators that sequestration may already be having an effect on you/your organization/your community?
- What will the results be for you/your organization/your community if sequestration is fully realized?
- What will you/your organization/your community do if the drastic budget cuts enacted in the sequester are not replaced with a more responsible and balanced solution?
You can send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep stories to 500 words, and include a headshot if possible!
Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing
Interested in learning the basics of federal grants and federal grant writing? Join The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) on April 25, 2013 for the Capacity Building Webinar, Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing. Organizations will learn how to write a strong federal grant proposal during this webinar, led by Michelle Loosli, Director, and Margaret Korto, Capacity Building Senior Program Analyst, of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.
• Identify key steps to apply for federal grants
• Review the critical elements of proposals
• Provide guidance for internal evaluations of proposals
The webinar will take place Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST. To register for the webinar, click here.
AIDS Coordinating Committee of the American Bar Association Presents “HIV Criminalization, Immigration and Domestic and Sexual Violence” Teleconference
The AIDS Coordinating Committee of the American Bar Association is hosting a bi-monthly teleconference series on Woman and HIV/AIDS throughout 2013 and will present on “HIV Criminalization, Immigration and Domestic and Sexual Violence” on Friday, April 26, 2013. Speakers include Catherine Hannssens, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for HIV Law and Policy; Allison Nichol, Special Counsel in the Office of the Associate Attorney General at the US Department of Justice; and Leslye Orloff, Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP).
The teleconference will take place on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 12:00-1:00pm EST. The dial-in number for the event is (877)317-0419, and the access code is 265 842 38.
Congressional Briefing on Untreatable Gonorrhea
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is partnering with the following organizations to present a Congressional Briefing on “Untreatable Gonorrhea? What Public Health Needs for an Effective Response”:
Advocates for Youth; AIDS United; American Sexual Health Association; Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Infectious Diseases Society of America; Georgia AIDS Coalition; National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors; National Association of County and City Health Officials; National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association; Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
In cooperation with the offices of Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Schakowsky (D-IL), there will be two briefings held on Friday, April 26, 2013: the first, from 10:00-11:30am in 485 Russell Senate Office Building and the second, from 2:00-3:30pm in 2103 Rayburn House Office Building.
Given the current trajectory of this disease, the question is not if gonorrhea will develop resistance to all drugs designed to treat it, but when. The current public health infrastructure has been continually strained and is currently unable to prepare as necessary for the arrival of untreatable gonorrhea additional funding is desperately needed. Attend this briefing to learn more about the impacts of untreatable gonorrhea and what investments in our public health system are needed to effectively respond to this growing public health emergency.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Stephanie Arnold Pang at NCSD at email@example.com or 202-842-4660.
When sending in an RSVP for this event, please specify which briefing you plan to attend.
2013 Johnson & Johnson /UCLA Healthcare Executive Program Now Accepting Applications
The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP) is a management and leadership development program for executive directors and leaders of Community Health Centers (CHCs) and AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs). The HCEP is especially designed and valuable for ASOs and CHCs that need to prepare for and adapt to the changes in service delivery and healthcare financing related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as how the ACA will impact the future of traditional AIDS service funding mechanism like the Ryan White Care Act. The program will take place July 7-17, 2013, and the deadline to submit an application is 5:00pm PT on May 15, 2013.
You can learn more about the program, upcoming informational calls, and application directions by clicking here.
2013 National Transgender Health Summit
Cosponsored by the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the National Transgender Health Summit aims to provide a multidisciplinary program presenting cutting edge research in transgender health and evidence-based clinical training curricula for healthcare providers of all backgrounds.
The National Transgender Health Summit will take place May 17-18, 2013, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California, and will feature programming by world-renowned experts in the field of transgender health on a variety of tracks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, click here.
Federal AIDS Policy Partnership Seeking Respondents for Housing Work Group Survey
The Federal AIDS Policy Partnership Housing Work Group survey is seeking respondents! Please take a few minutes to answer some questions about how HIV/AIDS housing programs are working in your community and how you’re preparing for the potential changes in federal funding. This will help the group as they chart their course for the coming year. You can take the survey here.
If you have questions, please contact Jason Wise of AIDS Project Los Angeles at email@example.com.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Launches New National Hepatitis Testing Day Website
May 19, 2013, is the second national Hepatitis Testing Day, and in order to support and promote the events and activities surrounding the day, the CDC has launched a new national Hepatitis Testing Day webpage. The new website allows people to search for Hepatitis Testing Day events near them during the month of May, which is also Hepatitis Awareness Month.
Hepatitis Testing Day is a day for people at risk to be tested, and for health care providers to educate patients about chronic viral hepatitis and testing. Millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis; most of them do not know they are infected.
You can read more about the initiative here.