April 24, 2014
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Minority Aids Council to Hold Community Discussion During Conference

 NMAC to Hold HIV/AIDS Community Discussion During 

The 2009 United States Conference on AIDS
Community Discussion will feed into the development of a National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Washington, D.C. ~  On Wednesday, October 28th, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) will hold a National HIV/AIDS Community Discussion during the 2009 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), in San Francisco. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in Plaza B on the Lobby Level of the Hilton San Francisco (Union Square)

The Office of National AIDS Policy staff will be present for the event. Although this event is not one of the official Community Discussions being held in 14 locations around the country, it will offer those who have not attended any of the previous discussions a chance to provide input as the White House works to fulfill the President’s pledge to develop a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).


With more than 56,000 new HIV infections occurring in the United States each year, the President believes that we must re-focus national attention on the domestic epidemic.  He has articulated three goals for the NHAS: reducing HIV incidence, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. The national HIV/AIDS community discussions are just one mechanism for engaging the American people and obtaining input. The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will also provide input, and public comments submitted to the ONAP website will also be taken into consideration.

WHAT:
        United States Conference on AIDS HIV/AIDS Community Discussion
 
WHO:           Jeffrey S. Crowley, M.P.H., Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy
                       
WHEN:         Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (PST)
                       
WHERE:       San Francisco Hilton, Plaza B, Lobby Level
                    333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Please note that this event is limited to 300 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early. Media should contact NMAC in advance at communications@nmac.org.


About NMAC
The
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) has advanced its mission, “to develop leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS” since 1987 through individualized capacity building assistance; technical assistance trainings; public policy education programs; national and regional conferences; treatment and research education programs; online and printed resource materials; and a website: http://www.nmac.org/. The agency also serves as a membership association for its constituent AIDS service organizations and minority faith- and community-based organizations delivering HIV/AIDS services in communities of color and advocates on their behalf in Washington, D.C.

NMAC's advocacy efforts are funded through private funders and donors only. For more information, please contact NMAC directly at (202) 483-NMAC (6622) or
communications@nmac.org. You may find us online at http://www.nmac.org/ as well as on Facebook.com, Wikipedia.com, Twitter.com, MyPhotoAlbum.com and YouTube.com


STORY TAGS: minority, council, community, conference, aids, hiv, presidential, advisory, council, health, medicine,

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