Supported through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), m2MPower
works to ensure that HIV prevention is a priority for key non-HIV focused organizations serving gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
highlights include the “What’s in Your HIV Prevention Toolbox?” social media video promotion, in which community-based LGBTQ organizations developed a video answering the question, then mobilized their networks to garner the most votes for their submissions. Each top organization received a cash incentive from AIDS United to help bolster HIV prevention outreach with their video with the gay men they serve.
The top three submissions came from:
Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR
Cascade AIDS Project serves Oregon and Southwest Washington wish a mission to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, empower those living with it, and erase the stigma that still exists around the disease.
Georgia Equality, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Equality advances fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities.
Metro Wellness and Community Centers
Established in 1993, Metro Wellness and Community Centers is committed to providing premier HIV services, social networking, and other health and wellness programs that enhance the quality of life for the Tampa Bay community.
Photo on right:
AU CEO Michael Kaplan speaks during the Creating Change Plenary Session
Another 2013 highlight was the partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to develop HIV-focused content for the 2013 Creating Change Conference, which included 16 workshops on HIV/AIDS, an HIV testing campaign, and a plenary session with some of the country’s top HIV leaders, and moderated by AIDS United President & CEO Michael Kaplan.
Take Pride In Prevention!
This summer, AIDS United is launching an Instagram image promotion called "#PrideInPrevention!" We are encouraging community-based organizations serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) people around the country to incorporate HIV prevention messaging for young gay and bisexual men into their work. Your organization could receive a contract of up to $3,000 to further integrate HIV prevention activities in your regular work. Click here for more details!
For more information about m2MPower
, email m2MPower@aidsunited.org