NMAC is proud to announce HIV 50+ Strong & Healthy, a new initiative that will be conducted across 4 cities in the South. NMAC plans to bring programming to New Orleans, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, and Washington D.C. The goal of HIV 50+ Strong & Healthy is to educate local service and care providers about the impact of aging among HIV+ men and women of color, ages 50 and older. The program will not only explore clinical and medical information but also discuss topics such as socioeconomic status, stigma, mental health, sexual health and overall quality of life and wellness. HIV treatment has greatly improved throughout the years and people are living much longer lives. Current projections suggest 50% of people living with HIV are age 50 and over. Now is an important time to shine a light on the unique health and quality of life issues HIV populations face as they age.
HIV 50+ Strong & Healthy: Training of Trainers (TOT) Scholarship Program
In an effort to engage service providers around HIV and Aging issues, the HIV 50+ Strong & Healthy initiative will launch September 14 with a pre-USCA training program. A few scholarships still remain for qualified candidates.
Scholarships will be awarded to HIV educators and service providers who work with aging (50 and older), HIV+ populations. Candidates must be affiliated with a community-based organization, healthcare provider, health department or support group that works directly with aging, HIV+ populations. Geographic diversity is important and the program has a special focus on the South and urban regions where HIV disproportionately impacts aging, HIV+ communities of color.
The scholarship covers: USCA registration, 5 nights of hotel, coach ticket to Hollywood, FL and per diem. The TOT scholarship is limited to one per agency. Scholarship open to U.S. residents only.
- Scholarship Application Deadline: August 12, 2016
- Decision Letters will be sent on August 17, 2016
- Confirmations due from Scholarship Recipients on August 19, 2016
- HIV 50+ Strong & Healthy Training: September 14, 2016 (required attendance)
- Official USCA Dates: September 15-18, 2016