Treatment Education Program Expands
CRIA's Treatment Education Program was recently awarded two grants to further its mission of reaching underserved communities affected by HIV. The New York State AIDS Institute and Glaxo Wellcome have given awards that will promote our treatment education efforts focusing on substance users and the homeless. Individuals from these groups have traditionally encountered many obstacles to receiving medical care. With the growing rate of HIV infection in these groups, CRIA's education program aims at providing the critical information they need to access medical care and understand the complexities of HIV treatments. CRIA will be working with a number of AIDS service organizations to educate their staff and clients about HIV healthcare advances. Interested organizations that serve substance users, whether active, in recovery or in a methadone maintenance program, and those who provide services to the homeless are encouraged to contact CRIA's education department to receive our free services. For more information please call 212-924-3934.
CRIA's New Home
Staff Member Receives Mayoral Appointment
CRIA is proud to announce that David Pieribone, our Director of Treatment Education, has been appointed as a full member to the HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council of New York by Mayor Giuliani. The council is responsible for determining the priorities and allocations for use of Federal funds received under Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act, and recommends a comprehensive plan for the delivery of HIV-related services.
We Need Your Help
CRIA's important mission depends on volunteer support. In addition to individuals to help out at our reception desk, we are also looking for new members to join our Community Advisory Board (CAB). This group is composed of people living with HIV/AIDS who provide guidance for our many education initiatives. If you are interested in volunteering at CRIA, please call 212-924-3934.
This article was provided by AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. It is a part of the publication CRIA Update. Visit ACRIA's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.