National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS: March 4-10
This year’s theme for the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is “The end of the AIDS epidemic is in sight with prayer, education, testing and treatment.” People of all faiths are invited to join in prayer and actively educate their communities, fight HIV, and advocate for an AIDS-free generation.
Learn more about the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD): March 10th
This year’s theme to the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is “Every Moment is a Deciding Moment.” The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) will be partnering with Greater Than AIDS to call to attention to the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
Learn more about the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day here and how you can participate in “Every Moment is a Deciding Moment” here.
Sign-On: Sex Education Coalition’s Appropriations Letter
With the Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations negotiations beginning, the Sex Education Coalition has created its annual community appropriations letter. The letter includes asks for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation, and the Division of Adolescent and School Health. These programs are all evidence-based in decreasing pregnancy, STDs, and HIV infections in teens. The letter also includes an ask to zero out abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. AIDS United is a member of the Sex Education Coalition and strongly encourages other organizations to sign on.
Click here to view the letter.
To sign on, email firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Wednesday, March 14, with your organization name, city, state, organization contact, and contact’s email address.
Sign-On: 302(b) Allocation Letter
The Coalition for Health Funding, the Committee for Education Funding, and the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce are circulating a letter to request that a greater 302(b) allocation, the amount of funding that Appropriations Committees provides to the subcommittees, is provided to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittees. These subcommittees allocated funding for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, and other health agencies that are crucial to funding programs that benefit people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS United is a member of the Coalition for Health Funding and strongly encourages other organizations to sign on.
Click here to view the letter.
To sign on, email Ernesto Alfonzo at email@example.com by close of business Thursday, March 15.
Health Care Conference Calls
An upcoming series of conference calls on the health care reform law will be hosted in March and April by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Partnership Center. The following sessions are available to the public; to sign up for a session use the links below.
Participants can submit questions to be answered during the call by emailing ACA101@hhs.gov.
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Healthcare Reform
The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for March 26-28, 2012 on the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as health care reform. Twenty-six states have filed a joint challenge against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court will hear arguments on four specific issues: the Anti-Injunction Act, Individual Mandate, Severability, and Medicaid Coercion.
“Webinar Honoring: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day”
In honor of the annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), the Texas and Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center, in collaboration with the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), would like to invite you to attend this FREE one-day online educational training! These sessions will feature an interactive web-based approach to learning. Participants will be able to view slides, hear audio through computer speakers, interact with presenters, chat, and answer polling questions.
Title: Webinar Honoring National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Date: March 15, 2012
The following topics will be covered: (click agenda above for details)
• Diabetes & HIV
• Hepatitis & HIV
• Using Traditional Treatment with Clinical Treatment
• Native Case Management: Ahalaya Model
The deadline to register as an individual is March 9th. Preregistration is required.
Register and learn more, here.
XIX International AIDS Conference – Deadline for Registration and Abstract Submissions
The XIX International AIDS Conference, to be held July 22-27 in Washington DC, will host an expected 200 countries, 2,000 journalists, and 25,000 participants to address this year’s theme of “Turning the Tide Together." The conference is now open for late registration, and will open for late abstract submissions starting April 19th. The categories for abstract submissions are: Basic Science; Clinical Science; Epidemiology and Prevention Science; Social Science, Human Rights and Political Science; and Implementation Science, Health Systems and Economics.
Volunteer applications open April 1st 2012,
Abstract submissions for late breakers open April 19th 2012,
Registration late fee closes May 3rd, 2012,
Abstract Submissions late breakers close May 22nd, 2012.
Learn more about the abstract submission categories.
Find out more information about registration.
Find other important deadlines.
AIDS United Hiring Regional Field Organizer
AIDS United seeks a Regional Field Organizer to work with its grantees, partners, and allies to implement a coordinated national organizing strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will help mobilize grassroots state and federal HIV/AIDS-related advocacy to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will be located in Texas.
Learn more about the Regional Field Organizer position.
AIDS United’s Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
AIDS United is looking for the next Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow to start in May. In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. Completed applications must include: a cover letter indicating areas of interest, resume, three to four page writing sample and an essay answering the following questions.
Describe your participation in any school or extracurricular activities related to HIV or AIDS (i.e. peer prevention programs, volunteer activities, etc.).
Describe your participation in any school, work, or extracurricular activities related to advocacy (lobbying, political campaigns, etc.).
Why would you be the best candidate for the Pedro Zamora Fellowship (i.e. what do you bring to the organization?)?
How would you use the skills you acquire from this fellowship?
E-mail completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org (MS Word and Adobe Acrobat file attachments only). Applications are due by March 15!!
Learn more about the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship.