The Leadership Pipeline serves as the most recent department established in December 2014 to meet the new NMAC mission and vision to Lead with Race. The Department embodies NMAC’s quest to educate, advocate and convene stakeholder groups to boldly advance health and racial equity in the HIV movement. Development of a signature leadership program with tailored, state of the art concepts and activities is a primary aim to shift the trajectory of engagement around domestic healthcare disparities. We partner with national thought leaders to make high-quality programming for HIV leadership a reality. By incorporating an action theory model of change the department will evolve its focus on race, health equity and literacy and other related leadership touchstones. Key drivers also include intergenerational leadership focused training and workforce development with senior leaders in HIV movement working collaboratively with youth and emerging leaders. This dynamic subgoal will ensure there is no interruption or gap in historical perspective, lessons learned, knowledge transfer, and acumen for future health equity issues.
For information on our current programs and for information on upcoming trainings contact the Leadership Pipeline division at: Jcoleman@nmac.org .
2016 Youth Initiative Scholars
The Youth Initiative develops future leaders among a cadre of Youth Scholars to take action to end HIV/AIDS in their communities through educational training, professional development, and networking opportunities. Scholars will also have the opportunity to attend the US Conference on AIDS (USCA) September 15-18 in Hollywood, FL.
The Youth Initiative, World AIDS Day 2015
Leadership in Action was presented at the World AIDS Day Event at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Session presenters included 2015 scholars – Derrell Richardson, Taylar Johnson-Barnes and Kahlib J. Barton along with Januari McKay, Advocates for Youth and Jacqueline Coleman, Director, Leadership Pipeline. The 45-minute presentation featured information on Mental Health and HIV; Youth Activism and The National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The World AIDS Day themed 60 Second Campaign, the social media outreach activity developed by the 2015 youth group was also spotlighted. Other community groups attended the event to include Us Helping Us and Georgetown MedStar both of Washington, DC. Hydeia Broadbent, Las Vegas, Nevada was the keynote speaker along with music by the UDC choir. Hydeia is an award-winning humanitarian and AIDS/HIV Activist.
The Leadership Pipeline also presented highlights from the Developing and Implementing the NMAC’s Youth Initiative to End HIV in America during the conference poster session on Monday, December 7, 2015. The program is sponsored by ViiV Healthcare, Inc and The Magic Johnson Foundation. Advocates for Youth is a collaborative partner. The purpose of the poster event was to showcase key program activities which included the social marketing campaign developed and executed by the youth – the 60 Second Campaign. Many conference participants reviewed the poster and interfaced with the presenters – Sadia Arshad, 2015 Youth Scholar; Jennifer Augustine, Advocates for Youth; Dr. Kimberly Parker, Initiative Evaluator; and Jacqueline Coleman, Director, Leadership Pipeline.
Leading with Race, Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting – sponsored by the USCA, DC Local Planning Committee, the Town Hall was attended by Douglas M. Brooks, Director, Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House and other CDC representatives. The goal of the event was to mobilize the African American community around pending shifts in HIV/AIDS care and service coordination in the shifting healthcare environment. Approximately 30 community leaders, executive directors of CBOs, advocates and interested stakeholders participated. Panelists included executive directors from notable agencies in the South and Mid-Atlantic regions – Dr. June Bobbs; Dr. Bambi Ghaddist and Dr. Ron Simmons provided perspectives on how their organizations made the necessary shifts to remain relevant in this new Affordable Healthcare arena. Follow up webinars and strategy sessions will be planned in 2016. Coordinating partners for the event were The National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network and the National Black Men’s Coalition, with the Leadership Pipeline of NMAC.