Mission: The National AIDS Fund (NAF) is a national catalyst for local action. NAF is dedicated to eliminating HIV/AIDS as a major health and social problem by promoting leadership and generating resources for effective community responses to the epidemic.
Programs: Southern reach: the aids united southern regional expansion of access and capacity to address hiv/aids (reach)initiative shapes policies and builds local capacity to challenge hiv and the disparities that fuel theepidemic in the south. Building on the strengths of local leadership and community-based organizations, the initiative supports targeted policy and advocacy efforts driven by and for people affected by hiv through strategic grants, technical assistance, and a network of advocates dedicated to the cause. In 2016, there were 23 grantees located in the region that includes alabama, florida, georgia, louisiana, mississippi, north carolina, south carolina, and tennessee. This work has been generously supported by the ford foundation for over 10 years.
hrsa-spns-itac: the implementation and technical assistance center is supported by a four-year cooperative agreement with hrsa's special projects of national significance (spns) and is focused on replication and evaluation of four previously-implemented spns initiatives. Aids united is charged with selecting, funding and providing training and technical assistance to twelve performance sites around the country. The end goal of the initiative is to produce four evidence-informed care and treatment interventions (catis) that are replicable; cost-effective; capable of producing optimal hiv care continuum outcomes; and easily adaptable to the changing health care environment.
access to care - ceased: access to care (a2c) is a five-year initiative funded under the us federal government's social innovation fund (sif) to identify, document, and evaluate innovative approaches to improving outcomes along the hiv care continuum. This public-private partnership provides $2. 2 million per year in federal funding through the corporation for national and community service, matched dollar for dollar at the national level and again at local sites. The funding supports 12 community-driven, collaborative programs to improve individual health outcomes and strengthen services systems, connecting thousands of low-income and marginalized individuals living with hiv to quality supportive services and health care. More than 14 private sector funders have contributed matching funds. Profiles of grantees and their respective programs can be found at: http://www. Aidsunited. Org/programs-0024-grantmaking/access-to-care. Aspxau manages the groundbreaking national evaluation, led by drs. David holtgrave and cathy maulsby of johns hopkins university, which is beginning to reveal cross-cutting findings for the field, and is demonstrating signs of success. Thousands of people living with hiv/aids have been enrolled to date into the a2c initiative, from the populations most impacted by the epidemic. In our grantee communities, cd4 counts are increasing and viral loads are decreasing. Clients served by these programs are working toward self-sufficiency through treatment adherence, job training, housing stabilization, and peer to peer support.
They really are at the forefront of efforts to ensure a cohesive, holistic and inclusive national response to the epidemic. They are one of the most affirming groups I’ve worked with when it comes to support for and meaningful involvement of drug users and sex workers, not to mention people living with HIV and Minority communities.