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SEP30

We are Stronger Together

We are stronger, together. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, Team Cleveland traveled to Columbus to take part in a state-wide event showcasing our commitment to service and unifying us as a group dedicated to making a difference.

Posted By: Samantha Landvick, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Cleveland - Tuesday, September 30, 2014


SEP29

Medical AIDS Outreach: Using Telemedicine to Reach Rural Alabama

Medical AIDS Outreach (MAO) of Alabama was recently honored to be featured as part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Investment Spotlight during the Grantee Convening in Washington DC on September 17th and 18th. Further, we were thrilled when our project was selected as one of 11 programs featured at the What Works Showcase at the White House on September 19th. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate how Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama and our collaborating partners at AIDS Action Coalition and Whatley Health Services have used SIF backing to move medical and support services, using High Definition telemedicine technology, to underserved poverty stricken counties in Alabama.

Posted By: Michael Murphree, LCSW, CEO Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama - Monday, September 29, 2014


SEP27

Commemorating AmeriCorps 20th Anniversity Through Service

Team Indy started the day off at Fort Benjamin Harrison with AmeriCorps members from across the state to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps. The area was a sea of blue from everyone’s 20th Anniversary shirt! We were given an opportunity to introduce the AIDS United AmeriCorps Program and share how we impact the Indianapolis community. It was an incredible opportunity! Although we weren’t at the White House, we were able to watch a live-video feed of the President and were able to take the AmeriCorps pledge along with him. After awards and speeches were given, we were off to our first service project with Step Up!

Posted By: Jessica Miller, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Indianapolis - Saturday, September 27, 2014


SEP26

People Who Love Their Country Can Change It

Team DC was lucky to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps at the White House on September 12th. When teams throughout the country recited the AmeriCorps pledge to “get things done for America,” President Obama and President Clinton addressed current AmeriCorps members, alums, and supporters.

Posted By: Claire Dugan, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team DC - Friday, September 26, 2014


SEP22

Positive Pathways: Peers Removing Barriers to Care

Community. Tenacity. Impact. And lots of laughter. That’s what attendees of the Social Innovation Fund’s Annual Grantee Open Plenary learned about and experienced while listening to the SIF In Action panel on September 17, 2014. Robin Thomas, one of the panel speakers, spoke about her experiences as a Positive Pathways Community Health Worker.

Posted By: Jennifer H. Jue, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Washington AIDS Partnership - Monday, September 22, 2014


SEP16

AIDS United’s Chicago AmeriCorps Team Takes Pledge

Members of the AIDS United AmeriCorps Chicago Team take the AmeriCorps Pledge to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps on Friday, September 12th. They represent nine of the 75,000 AmeriCorps members nationwide who took the pledge. As Bill Clinton said at the swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Friday, AmeriCorps works because members keep their “promise to get things done.”

Posted By: AmeriCorps Chicago Team - Tuesday, September 16, 2014


SEP12

We Aren't Dead Yet! What Do We Do Now?

Kelsey Louie, Chief Executive Officer of GMHC, reflects on National HIV and Aging Day and how the HIV/AIDS epidemic has changed for older Americans living with HIV. National HIV and Aging Day is observed every year on September 17.

Posted By: Kelsey Louie - Friday, September 12, 2014


AUG26

Reflections from AIDS 2014: Next Steps in Ending the Epidemic

Carole Treston,Chief Nursing Officer for Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), reflects on the next steps in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic after attending the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Posted By: Carole Treston, RN MPH, Chief Nursing Officer Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - Tuesday, August 26, 2014


AUG19

A New Model of Care: The Trans* Wellness Project

Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the nation. As the organization has evolved to meet the needs of our constituents, Mazzoni Center has combined HIV/AIDS-related services and health services and developed a reputation for excellence and innovation in service delivery...

Posted By: Laura Sorensen, Trans* Care Coordinator, Mazzoni Center - Tuesday, August 19, 2014


JUL25

World Hepatitis Day 2014: "Think Again"

World Hepatitis Day, on July 28, is an annual reminder of the fight that remains to battle this global killer. Around the world, viral hepatitis -- primarily hepatitis B and C -- kills as many people as HIV/AIDS, and in the United States, hepatitis C-related liver illnesses are both a leading cause of death for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and independently surpassed HIV/AIDS deaths in 2007. As one of the communities disproportionately affected by viral hepatitis, at least 25% of PLWHA also have hepatitis C, and about 10% are co-infected with hepatitis B.

Posted By: Christine Rodriguez, Public Policy Manager, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable - Friday, July 25, 2014



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