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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

 
 
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The fifth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Native people. In the United States, the rate of HIV/AIDS infection continues to grow and it affects communities of color disproportionately. A 2008 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Surveillance Report, says Native Hawaiians/other Pacific Islanders (22.8 per 100,000) and American Indians/Alaskan Natives (11.9 per 100,000) have the third and fourth highest rates of new HIV infections.

On NNHAAD Native people are encouraged to get educated and to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their community; to work together to encourage testing options and HIV counseling in Native communities, and to help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 20

How you can help: Organize events in your community by handing out save-the-date cards at community events and organizations in the days leading up to NNHAAD, put Awareness Day posters in clinics, schools, wellness centers or other community locations; and most importantly organize a local activity to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in your community.

Organizations

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Exit Disclaimer

Commitment to Action for 7th-Generation Awareness & Education (CA7AE) Exit Disclaimer

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center Exit Disclaimer

Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen Health's Board Exit Disclaimer

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Exit Disclaimer


Resources

American Indian/Alaska Native Profile

HIV/AIDS and American Indians/Alaska Natives

Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders Profile

HIV/AIDS and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders

AIDS.gov

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CDC


Video

20-minute power point video Exit Disclaimer by CA7AE on Community Readiness Model


Webinars

HIV Capacity Building in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities, Webinar Series


Capacity Building

CA7AE Project Exit Disclaimer or contact any of the CA7AE staff members at 800-642-0273.

Office of Minority Health Resource Center Capacity Building

Native Coalition Addresses HIV/AIDS in Federal Inter-Agency Meeting


Events

Overview
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Events Exit Disclaimer Map by CA7AE

10th Annual Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

April 18-21
Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.
Abstract: The theme for this year's Circle of Harmony Conference is New Decade, Different Generation, Same Disease: Our People, Our Future. The conference is the nation's premiere HIV/AIDS conference specifically for Native Americans. It is dedicated to assisting those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in maintaining good health through a variety of methods, both traditional and western. Sessions will include presentations on many topics, including substance abuse, youth prevention of HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS community advocacy, and services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Contact: For more information, contact Ayn N. White, HIV/AIDS Program Manager, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, 5015 Prospect Avenue NE., Albuquerque, NM 87110. E-mail awhyte@aaihb.org; phone (505) 217-2806. Registration fees: Adults - $150; Youth and Elders - $50; Group Rate of 5 or more - $100 each. Scholarships are offered for those infected/affected by the disease. For registration information or scholarship requests, call (505) 217-2806.
Sponsor: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board.
Website: http://aaihb.org Exit Disclaimer
CA7AE's quarterly Community Readiness On-site training
May 2, 2011
Ethnic Studies Department
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
Abstract: A half day training from 9am - 12pm. Training is free to public.
Contact: Martha Burnside at martha.burnside@colostate.edu or call (970) 491-3954
Sponsor: Commitment to Action for 7th-Generation Awareness & Education
Website: http://www.happ.colostate.edu/ Exit Disclaimer
National HIV Prevention Conference, 2011
August 14 -17th
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Marriott Marquis Hotel
Abstract: The theme of the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference is: "The Urgency of Now: Reduce incidence. Improve access. Promote equity." This theme was chosen to reinforce and reflect the urgent need to quickly and efficiently scale-up proven interventions and improve the coordination of our nation's response at the national, state, and local levels in order to achieve the maximum impact on HIV incidence, the health of people living with HIV, and HIV-related health disparities."
Website: http://www.2011nhpc.org/home.asp Exit Disclaimer
2011 United States Conference on AIDS
November 10-13, 2011
Sheraton Chicago Hotels & Towers
Chicago, IL
Abstract: The meeting brings together over 3,000 HIV professionals to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.
Contact: http://www.nmac.org/index/registration-and-scholarship-information Exit Disclaimer
Sponsor: National Minority AIDS council
Website: http://www.nmac.org/index/2011-usca Exit Disclaimer




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