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Resources: National Organizations

December 1, 2000

The following is a description of organizations that you might want to contact for more information on HIV/AIDS. For a comprehensive listing of national, state and local organizations involved with HIV/AIDS issues, please contact the CDC National Prevention Information Network at 800-458-5231 or www.cdc.gov.

Advocates for Youth creates programs and promotes policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Its HIV/STD prevention program provides technical assistance, workshops, and materials to encourage and help youth-serving organizations develop and implement programs for youth in high-risk situations, domestically and internationally. Contact: 1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Ste 200, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 347-5700; www.advocatesforyouth.org or www.youthresource.com

AIDS Action is dedicated to shaping federal policy for people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Action convenes NORA (National Organizations Responding to AIDS), the Washington consortium of 175 national advocacy organizations concerned about AIDS. Contact: AIDS Action, 1906 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 530-8030; www.aidsaction.org

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families serves the unique public policy concerns of parents, families and young people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. Contact: AAC, 1600 K Street, Ste. 300, NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 785-3564; www.aids-alliance.org

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American Bar Association AIDS Coordination Project develops the ABA's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic through policy recommendations and ABA-sponsored programs. The project provides assistance to individuals seeking information on legal referral programs and sources of legal information related to HIV/AIDS. Contact: 740 15th St, NW, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 662-1025

AIDS Memorial Quilt [See The NAMES Project Foundation]

AIDS Nutrition Services Alliance is a non-profit association of HIV nutrition providers, assisting members through administration of grants for HIV nutrition, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, group purchasing and resource sharing; coordinates the annual AIDS meal and nutrition providers' conference, and regional seminars; provides referrals for individuals seeking local resources. Contact: ANSA, 1400 I Street, NW, Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 289-5650; fax: (202) 408-1818; email: ANSAoffice@aol.com; www.aidsnutrition.org

American Civil Liberties Union undertakes impact litigation, monitors legislation and engages in educational efforts affecting the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS through its AIDS Project. Contact: ACLU AIDS Project, 125 Broad St, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004; (212) 549-2500; www.aclu.org

American Public Health Association identifies challenges for public health through its HIV/AIDS Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG). APHA is also a member of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) for which it provides the Secretariat office. Contact: APHA, 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3710; (202) 777-2742; www.apha.org

American Red Cross prepares and certifies instructors to deliver effective HIV/AIDS prevention education. Various materials are available, including manuals, videos and posters; some materials are available in Spanish. 8111 Gatehouse Rd., 6th Fl., Falls Church, VA 22042; (703) 206-7429. Contact your local American Red Cross unit. www.redcross.org

American Social Health Association (ASHA) operates the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotlines with service available in English, Spanish, and via TTY for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In addition to helping individual callers, the hotlines offer a useful teaching tool in the Group/Classroom Calls Program, which is designed to enhance classroom and group discussion about HIV/AIDS and STDs. ASHA also operates the National Herpes Hotline and has an interactive Web site for teens (www.iwannaknow.org). Education, information, and referrals are available at no cost through ASHA's hotlines. [See "National Hotlines"] Contact: ASHA, PO Box 13827, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; (919) 361-8400; www.ashastd.org

Ark of Refuge, Inc. is a nationally recognized AIDS service organization which provides and/or coordinates a blend of HIV/AIDS education, referrals, housing, substance abuse recovery programs, counseling services, case management, technical assistance and capacity building, community education and job readiness, volunteer training, and policy formation locally, statewide, and nationally. Contact: 1025 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 861-6130; (415) 861-6103; email: info@arkofrefuge.org; www.arkofrefuge.org

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Contact: 942 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 954-9988; fax: (415) 954-9999; email: hforum@apiahf.org. Washington DC area: 440 1st St. NW, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 624-0007; fax: (202) 624-9488

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national non-profit organization principally made up of the directors and staff of state public health agency programs for maternal and child health (MCH) and children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Under an agreement with the CDC for HIV, STD and TB prevention they assist state Title V programs in reducing perinatal HIV transmission. Contact: AMCHP, 1220 19th Street, NW, Suite 801, Washington, CD, 20007; (202) 775-0436; www.amchp.org

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials HIV/AIDS Project facilitates participation of state public health officials and other state health department personnel in the development and implementation of sound national HIV/AIDS and AIDS-related health and social policy. The project tracks, monitors, and analyzes developments in the areas of national and state HIV/AIDS policy and legislation and informs state health officials of these developments as they arise. Contact: ASTHO, 1275 K St, NW, Ste 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 371-9090; www.astho.org

Balm in Gilead works through Black churches to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the African American community and to support those infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS. The Balm In Gilead provides churches, public agencies and community organizations with training, networking and education. It organizes the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, the largest AIDS awareness program aimed at Black Americans. Through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, The Balm operates the Black Church HIV/AIDS National Technical Assistance Center. Contact: 130 W 42nd Street, Ste. 450, NY, NY 10036; (212) 730-7381; www.balmingilead.org

Cable Positive organizes cable television's participation in National HIV Testing Day and World AIDS Day, provides free "AIDS in the Workplace" seminars to cable companies, offers confidential financial assistance and social services to industry employees living with HIV/AIDS, creates and distributes public service announcements, and awards grants to local AIDS organizations. Contact: 1500 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10036-4015; (212) 852-5190; www.cablepositive.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims to prevent HIV infection and reduce associated morbidity and mortality, in collaboration with community, state, national, and international partners. CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the nation's reference, referral, and distribution service for information about HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. NPIN services facilitate the sharing of information and resources among people working in HIV, STD, and TB prevention, treatment, and support services. CDC Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS Program, a comprehensive workplace HIV education program, provides a central resource and referral service for business and labor. The Business and Labor Resource Service (BLRS) links business and labor with community resources and technical assistance. AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service provides up-to-date information about federally and privately funded clinical trials that evaluate experimental drugs and other therapies for adults and children with HIV infection. The HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service provides information about federally approved HIV/AIDS treatments and guidelines to healthcare providers and persons with HIV infection and AIDS. CDC's HIV Prevention Marketing Initiative is a social marketing program to influence behaviors that contribute to the sexual transmission of HIV and other STDs. Contact NPIN and BLRS: (800) 458-5231; (800) 243-7012 (TTY); (301) 562-1098 (Int'l); (301) 562-1050 (Int'l Fax). Or write NPIN and BLRS: PO Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003; email: info@cdcnpin.org; www.cdcnpin.org and www.brta-lrta.org

Children's AIDS Fund is dedicated to helping limit the suffering of HIV-impacted children through direct assistance and resources, as well as through technical assistance for their parents and caregivers. Contact: PO Box 16433, Washington, DC 20041; (703) 433-1560; fax: 703-433-1561

Commission on the Mental and Physical Disability Law serves people who have been discriminated against because of a disability, including people with AIDS, and offers several legal publications. Conducts research and provides training on legal issues regarding disability issues. Contact: 740 15th St, NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-1009; (202) 662-1570; www.abanet.org

Congress of National Black Churches, Inc. works to reduce the disproportionate burden of ill health and premature death in the African American community through its National Health Program. Among the health areas addressed by CNBC is HIV/AIDS prevention and care in the United States and abroad. Contact: 1225 Eye St, NW, Ste 750, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 371-1091; www.cnbc.org

Council of Chief State School Officers Resource Center on Educational Equity HIV Education Project assists chief state school officers and state education agencies in: (1) providing effective education about HIV/AIDS within comprehensive school health programs and (2) building interagency and cross-sector collaborative efforts to improve health and educational outcomes for students, through its HIV/School Health Project. Contact: Public Information, One Massachusetts Ave, NW, Ste 700, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 408-5505; www.ccsso.org

Council of National Religious AIDS Networks, a program of the AIDS National Interfaith Network, is a coalition of faith groups dedicated to the promotion of various AIDS issues. Faiths represented include Buddhism, Catholicism, Disciples of Christ, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Unitarian, United Church of Christ, Methodist, and The River Fund. Contact: ANIN, 1400 I St, NW, Ste 1220, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 842-0010; www.anin.org

Dignity/USA is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholics and their families and friends, which works to promote spiritual development, educational outreach, social reform and the advocacy of feminist issues. Contact: Dignity/USA, 1500 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Ste 11, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 861-0017; (800) 877-8797; www.dignityusa.org

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is a national law and policy center dedicated to furthering the civil rights of people with disabilities such as HIV/AIDS. Managed and directed by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, it is a unique advocate for the rights of all people with disabilities. Contact: 2212 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710; (510) 644-2555; www.dredf.org

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association combats homophobia in the medical profession and in society and promotes the best possible health care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. GLMA offers support services for HIV-positive healthcare workers. Contact: GLMA, 459 Fulton St, Ste 107, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 255-4547; www.glma.org

Gay Men's Health Crisis, founded by volunteers in 1981, is the world's oldest and largest AIDS service, education and advocacy organization. GMHC serves thousands of men, women and children with HIV and AIDS, educates the public about HIV prevention and treatment, and fights for fair and effective AIDS policies at all levels of government. Contact: (800) AIDS-NYC; www.gmhc.org

The Global Health Council is the largest membership organization in the U.S. advocating for increased funding and visibility for global health issues. Our mission is to promote better health around the world by assisting all who work for improvement and equity in global health to secure the information and resources they need to work effectively. Contact: GHC, 1701 K Street #600, NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202)-833-5900; www.globalhealth.org

Health Resources and Services Administration administers the Ryan White CARE Act, which provides primary health care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and supports the education and training of HIV/AIDS health professionals. Support services include case management, assistance in purchasing medications, outreach, education, counseling and testing, hospice care, and other services for low-income and medically underserved populations affected by HIV/AIDS. Contact: HRSA, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Parklawn Bldg, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rm 7-46, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-6652; www.hrsa.gov/hab

Human Rights Campaign lobbies the federal government on lesbian and gay issues and works for sound HIV/AIDS federal policies. Contact: HRC, 919 18th St, NW, Ste 800, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 628-4160; www.hrc.org

Intercultural Family Services Inc. Provides culturally competent HIV/AIDS services for individuals, including pre/post-natal care for infected mothers, legal and financial services, after-school and day camp programs, HIV testing and treatment, education/prevention programs, referrals to other organizations, translation of information into 17 languages and more. Contact: 4225 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 386-1298; www.ifsinc.org

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission -- IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. IGLHRC responds to human rights violations around the world through documentation, advocacy, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance. Contact: 1360 Mission St, Ste. 200, San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 255-8680; fax: (415) 255-8662; www.iglhrc.org

Join Together Online is a free resource on the Internet for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence. The Web site offers information on current issues in the media, tools to make positive changes in your community, and support services for families and friends. Contact: 441 Stuart St, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116; (617) 437-1500; www.jointogether.org

The Learning Partnership publishes Straight Talk, a magazine-style health education and risk-reduction program for adolescents. A free copy of the HIV/AIDS issue is available to agencies seeking resources for World AIDS Day. Contact: The Learning Partnership, P.O. Box 199, Pleasantville, NY 10570; (800) 551-7672; fax: (800) 769-5676

Metro TeenAIDS (Youth HIV/AIDS Prevention Service Organization) offers HIV education and prevention services for adolescents and young adults. Metro TeenAIDS distributes free literature on HIV/AIDS, offers prevention counseling, and makes referrals to HIV testing sites and other HIV-related services for adolescents and young adults. Metro TeenAIDS also sponsors the Annual Ryan White National Youth Conference. Contact: 651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20003, (202)543-9355; www.metroteenAIDS.org

Mothers' Voices is the only national, grassroots, non-profit organization that mobilizes parents as educators and advocates for HIV prevention -- as well as for expanded research, better medical treatments, and ultimately, a cure for AIDS. Contact: Mothers' Voices, 165 West 46th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036; (888) MVOICES or (212) 730-2777; www.mvoices.org

The NAMES Project Foundation, custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, remembers those who have died of AIDS. It is a national, grassroots AIDS awareness, education and prevention resource with over 50 U.S. Chapters and 40 international affiliates. To display part of the Quilt for World AIDS Day, contact: The NAMES Project Foundation, 310 Townsend St., Ste 310, San Francisco, CA 94107-1639; (415) 882-5500; www.aidsquilt.org

National AIDS Fund is dedicated to eliminating HIV disease as a major health and social problem. It works in partnership with the public and private sectors to provide care and prevent new infections -- through advocacy, grantmaking, research and education -- in communities and in the workplace. Contact: National AIDS Fund, 1400 I St, NW, Ste 1220, Washington, D.C. 20005-2208; (202) 408-4848; www.aidsfund.org

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors is an alliance of chief state HIV/AIDS program directors who administer HIV/AIDS health care, prevention, and support programs funded by states and the federal government. NASTAD provides counsel to policy makers and federal agencies to create a comprehensive AIDS agenda and provides technical assistance to improve programs nationwide. Contact: NASTAD, 444 North Capitol St, NW, Ste 339, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 434-8090; www.nastad.org

National Association of County and City Health Officials is the national voice of local health officials and provides education, information, research and technical assistance to local health departments. NACCHO's HIV/AIDS project advocates for progressive HIV policy and adequate resources to sustain and enhance prevention, research and care services. Contact: NACCHO, 1100 17th St, NW, 2nd Flr, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 783-5550; www.naccho.org

National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) has programs for health, treatment, public policy, information and referral. Its speakers bureau can arrange for HIV-positive and affected educators to speak at engagements nationwide. Contact: NAPWA, 1413 K St, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-3442; (202) 898-0414; www.napwa.org

National Catholic AIDS Network publishes a newsletter, sponsors an annual HIV/AIDS Ministry Conference, serves as a clearinghouse of information, provides education and technical assistance, and acts as a source of referral. Contact: National Catholic AIDS Network, P.O. Box 422984, San Francisco, CA 94142-2984; (707) 874-3031; www.ncan.org

National Center for Youth Law is a support center working to provide adolescents and children with the proper health care and legal services. The center addresses issues such as: HIV testing and treatment, confidentiality of services, financial assistance, and discrimination. Contact: 114 Sansome St., Ste 900, San Francisco, CA 94104; (415) 543-3307; email: info@youthlaw.org

National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations provides training and technical assistance on HIV/AIDS prevention program planning, implementation and evaluation in Hispanic communities to a network of 80 community-based organizations and health departments across the country through its Community HIV & AIDS Training and Technical Assistance Network. Contact: COSSMHO, 1501 16th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1401; (202) 387-5000; www.cossmho.org

National Conference of State Legislatures produces a variety of HIV/AIDS-related publications and provides research assistance to legislators and staff on HIV/AIDS topics. Contact: NCSL, HIV/AIDS Project, 1560 Broadway, Ste 700, Denver, CO 80202-5140; (303) 830-2200; or 444 N. Capitol St, NW,Ste. 515, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 624-5400; www.ncsl.org

National Council of La Raza AIDS Center provides national capacity-building technical assistance and training to reduce the spread of HIV in the Hispanic community. Contact: NCLR, 1111 19th St, NW, Ste 1000, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-1670; www.nclr.org

National Education Association Health Information Network provides school employees with information on health issues of concern to students and school personnel. Contact: NEA Health Information Network, 1201 16th St, NW, Ste 521, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7570; www.neahin.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Policy Institute works with government officials and with non-governmental professional, religious and advocacy groups in lobbying for general gay and lesbian rights issues and AIDS rights issues. Contact: NGLTF, 1700 Kalorama Rd, Ste. 101, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 332-6483; www.ngltf.org

National Hemophilia Foundation provides information on hemophilia and HIV/AIDS through its Hemophilia and AIDS/HIV Network for the Dissemination of Information (HANDI). Contact: 116 W. 32nd St,11th Floor, New York, NY 10001; (800) 42-HANDI; www.hemophilia.org

National Latina Health Network (NLHN) addresses critical public health concerns affecting Latinas and their families. Organizational goals include to strengthen, support and involve networks of Latina leaders in developing leadership constituency in the field of public health and to build local/national community health partnerships to enhance the quality of life of Latinas and their families. NLHN currently receives funding from the CDC to address the HIV/AIDS prevention needs of youth 16-24 years of age. Contact: NLHN, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Ste. 309, Washington, D.C. 20007; (202) 965-9633, fax: (202) 965-9637; email: nlhn@erols.com

National Minority AIDS Council lends visibility, leadership, comprehensive technical assistance and a powerful voice to frontline AIDS workers in communities of color. Its member community-based organizations offer outreach, care, education, housing and support services. Contact: NMAC, 1931 13th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 483-6622; www.nmac.org

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center -- Contact: 436 14th St., Suite 1020, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 444-2051; fax: (510) 444-1593; email: information@nnaapc.org; www.nnaapc.org

National Network for Youth strives to increase attention to children's issues and key legislation affecting children -- especially those who have fewer opportunities to grow up healthy, safe, and productive -- through congressional testimony and working relationships with dozens of congressional offices and committees as well as 12 national coalitions. Contact: 1319 F St, NW, Ste 401, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 783-7949; www.NN4Youth.org

National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center -- UMDNJ provides consultation, technical assistance, and training for health care providers. It also explores public policy issues related to the care of HIV-positive children. Contact: NPHRC, 30 Bergen St, ADMC # 4, Newark, NJ 07103

National Women's Health Network provides individuals with information and perspectives not offered by their health care providers as well as does advocacy work with federal government agencies. It also acts as a clearinghouse for information on women's health. Contact: NWHN, 514 10th St, NW, Ste 400, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 347-1140, or Clearinghouse (202) 628-7814

New Conservatory Theatre Center provides age-appropriate HIV prevention education for children ages 5-19 through touring theatre presentations. Contact: 25 Van Ness Ave, Lower lobby, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 861-4914; www.nctcsf.org

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) works to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. It serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and as the health organization of the Inter-American System. The Organization's essential mission is to strengthen national and local health systems and improve the health of the peoples of the Americas. Contact: Office of Information and Public Affairs, 525 23rd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037; (202) 974-3458; fax: (202) 974-3143; email: publinfo@paho.org

Planned Parenthood® Federation of America provides nationwide maternal health services as well as testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections and sexuality education. For the center nearest you, call 1-800-230-PLAN. Contact: 810 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019; (212) 541-7800; www.plannedparenthood.org

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS was established by Executive Order in 1995. The Council advises the President on programs and policies which affect people living with HIV/AIDS. The Council interacts with the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) at the White House, other Federal departments and agencies, state agencies, and private non-governmental community-based organizations. Contact: 736 Jackson Place, Washington, DC 20503; 202-456-2437

Project Inform provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease and treatment; advocates for enlightened regulatory, research and funding policies affecting treatment; funds innovative research opportunities; and inspires people to make informed choices amid uncertainty. Their national HIV treatment information hotline is staffed by trained volunteers and provides HIV/AIDS treatment information to people living with HIV, their families, friends and service providers. Contact: David Evans, Program Services Director, 205 13th Street, Suite 2001 San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 558-8669; fax: (415) 558-0684; www.projectinform.org

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes education about sexuality, and advocates for the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. The SIECUS International Program provides training, resources, and technical assistance to organizations and individuals around the world which work on sexuality issues and sexual health. Contact: SIECUS Main Office, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; (212) 819-9770; fax: (212) 819-9776; email: siecus@siecus.org; www.siecus.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) improves the quality and availability of prevention, early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation services for substance abuse and mental health, providing national leadership in AIDS policy and services. SAMHSA offers mental health and alcohol/drug abuse prevention and treatment services nationally. Contact: SAMHSA Office on AIDS, Rm. 12C-15, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-5305; www.samhsa.gov

UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) is the leading advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS. Bringing together seven UN agencies in a common effort to fight the epidemic, UNAIDS is committed to expanding the international response to HIV on all fronts -- medical, public health, social, economic, cultural, political and human rights. Contact: UNAIDS, 20 Ave Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; 011-41-22-791-3666; email: unaids@unaids.org; www.unaids.org

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. government agency that administers the U.S.. foreign development assistance program and has committed more than $1.1 billion to HIV/AIDS prevention activities since 1986 in over 50 developing countries worldwide. Contact: HIV/AIDS Division, USAID, G/PHN/HN/HIV-AIDS, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20523; (202) 712-1279; www.info.usaid.gov

U.S. Conference of Mayors provides grants for HIV prevention activities and technical assistance to mayors, community-based organizations and local health departments and conducts research on the impact of HIV at the local level, with funding from CDC. Publications are free for community-based organizations and local health departments. Contact: USCM HIV/AIDS Program, 1620 Eye St, NW, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 293-7330; www.usmayors.org/uscm

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights works to end discrimination against qualified individuals with handicaps, including AIDS. Contact: Office for Civil Rights, 200 Independence Ave, SW, Rm. 509F, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 619-0403; www.hhs.gov

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces federal antidiscrimination laws such as Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act through investigation, conciliation, litigation, education and technical assistance. Contact: EEOC, 1801 L St, NW, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663-4900; www.eeoc.gov

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) HIV/AIDS Ministry Program works to develop a proactive response to the changing faces of HIV/AIDS in the world by developing, implementing and focusing on issues such as education, care, prevention and influence upon public policies. Contact: UFMCC, HIV/AIDS Ministry Program, 8704 Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd Floor, West Hollywood, CA 90069; (310) 360-8640; www.ufmcc.com

Until There's A Cure Foundation raises funds for HIV/AIDS care services, fosters compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS, promotes youth education and advocates the development of a vaccine. Funds are raised through the sale of the Until There's A Cure Bracelet -- a simple band with a small raised AIDS awareness ribbon. Contact: UTAC, 520 South El Camino Real, Ste 718, San Mateo, CA 94402; (650) 696-6360; www.until.org

Visual AIDS is a volunteer group of artists and art professionals who create and coordinate AIDS awareness programs such as the Ribbon Project, Day Without Art, Night Without Light, Electric Blanket and the Archive Project for artists with HIV/AIDS. It provides direct service to artists living with HIV/AIDS. Contact: Visual AIDS, 526 W 26th St, Rm 510, New York, NY 10001; (212) 627-9855; www.thebody.com/visualaids

White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Executive Office of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. The White House Office of National AIDS Policy was created by President Clinton and Vice President Gore in 1993 to provide broad policy guidance and leadership on the Federal government's response to the AIDS epidemic. ONAP is the White House liaison to community-based and national organizations involved in the discussion of the Federal response to the AIDS epidemic, and communicates their suggestions and concerns in the development of Administration policies. Among its responsibilities, ONAP works closely the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, which provides essential input into our efforts. ONAP also created and facilitates an Interdepartmental Task Force on HIV/AIDS. This Task Force serves to foster communication and coordination among those Federal agencies involved in HIV/AIDS policy and initiatives. Contact: 736 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 456-2437; www.whitehouse.gov/ONAP




  
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