AIDS United Announces Access to Care (A2C) Programs
February 16, 2011
Thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in low-income and/or rural areas will now receive local, high quality care, thanks to new grants awarded by AIDS United for its Access to Care (A2C) initiative, as reported in a press release on February 4. The awards, supported by a grant from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), will help fund the development of 10 innovative community-based programs to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Each grant represents a collaboration of multiple organizations in each community. SIF grantees will be developing innovative approaches including:
A complete list of A2C grantees supported by AIDS United's SIF grant can be found at. www.aidsunited.org/uploads/docs/SIF_grantee_descriptions.pdf
"This is a game-changing opportunity for our grantee communities and the private sector to come together to make a real difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS," said Mark Ishaug, AIDS United President and CEO. "The 2:1 match requirement of the SIF makes this a significant -- and expanding -- investment in the 'healthy futures' of our nation's communities hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These new partnerships enable strategic, innovative, community-driven interventions that change how we invest in improving the health outcomes of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States."
For more information about AIDS United's A2C Initiative, visit www.aidsunited.org/community-impact/access-to-care-a2c.
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