Will Provide Critical Leadership for Addressing Impact of HIV on Gay and Bisexual Men
Washington, DC – Today, the Urban Coalition of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) announced that Director of HIV Prevention Programs for Florida’s Department of Health in Broward County and long-time National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Board Member, Evelyn Ullah, was elected co-chair of the UCHAPS Steering Committee. A representative advisory body responsible for initiating, evaluating and approving proposed and existing programs, the Steering Committee plays a pivotal role in advancing UCHAPS’ mission of reducing mortality and morbidity, as well as disparities in health outcomes and the incidence of new HIV infections.
“We are thrilled by Evelyn’s selection to co-chair this important committee,” said NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata. “Having worked in both Fort Lauderdale and Miami for many years – two of the most heavily impacted jurisdictions in the nation – Evelyn brings incredible insight into the challenges of reaching the most difficult to reach populations, particularly gay and bisexual men of color. I have no doubt that her dedication and vast experience will prove an incredible asset to UCHAPS’ work, just as it has served NMAC for many years. We wish her, her co-chair and UCHAPS the best of luck as they advance their important mission and offer all our sincerest congratulations.”
UCHAPS is a coalition of health departments and community members from ten jurisdictions that represent over 45 percent of the national epidemic. UCHAPS is dedicated to reducing mortality and morbidity, disparities in health outcomes, and the incidence of new HIV infections. UCHAPS collaborates with allied organizations and federal partners to reach our common goals, and continually explores ways to improve the delivery of services by using a peer technical assistance model to exchange expertise, strategies, and solutions to common challenges. UCHAPS was founded in 1999 and received its status as an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2010. For more information, visit http://www.uchaps.org.
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