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July 29: LiveBlog the Fed Meeting on "Strategic Realignment of Funding" in Sex Health/STDs in Racial/Ethnic Minorities

July 26, 2010

This article was provided by the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance.

Last summer, CDC revealed data confirming that HIV prevention funding was not distributed in proportion to the severity of disease in different communities. On June 13, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy made it clear that reducing HIV incidence in the United States would require shifting emphasis to the hardest-hit communities, including gay and bisexual men, transgender people, and African Americans and Latinos of all genders and sexual orientations.

This week, a Federal advisory council will discuss "re-aligning" HIV/AIDS resources. Call in, then join us in a LiveBlog during the meeting, sharing your thoughts on this important issue.

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How Does This Work?

On Thursday, July 29, from 2 - 3:30 pm Eastern, there will be a meeting (held via conference call) of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention (CHACHSPT).

This Committee is charged with advising the Director of CDC and the head Administrator of HRSA regarding activities related to prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other STDs, the support of health care services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, and education of health professionals and the public about HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

The public is invited to call into the meeting.

It is first-come, first-serve -- so be sure to call in a bit early to get on the call. To participate, please dial (877) 952-1988 and enter passcode 2162797 for access.

During the call, go to www.preventionjustice.org. That's where you'll see our LiveBlog, and you can add your comments as we all listen to the teleconference together.

Please pre-register for the live-blog here..
Thursday, July 29
2:00-3:30 Eastern ~ 1:00-2:30 Central ~ 12:00-1:30 Mountain ~ 11:00-12:30 Pacific
(877) 952-1988, Passcode 2162797 -- http://preventionjustice.org to liveblog!


What Is the Meeting About?

According to the Federal Register, the purpose of the teleconference is:

  • to deliberate and discuss the outcomes of a CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee workgroup that convened on July 8, 2010. The workgroup will conduct a program review to provide information to CHACHSPT on the strategic realignment of funding to support priorities in sexual health and STD disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

The objectives of the workgroup are:

(1) To identify to CHACHSPT future opportunities to accelerate the impact in health disparities through programs, policy, and research and public health ethics;

(2) To provide information to CHACHSPT regarding potential use of realigned funding; and,

(3) To provide key principles (e.g., program, policy, research) to be considered by CHACHSPT in the development of a new funding opportunity announcement for the use of realigned resources.

Hope to see you on our LiveBlog on Thursday, July 29! Click here to register.

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