NMAC is proud to be a part of the CDC’s Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) program, where we partner with community organizations to share important HIV prevention & treatment information with priority communities. As we wrap up Year 2 of the program, we want to take a moment to highlight our partners. Please read about these amazing organizations and consider following them on social media.
Centro Ararat, founded in 2001, offers primary health services in its six clinics, located in Ponce, Juana Díaz, San Juan, and Arecibo. For the past two decades, Centro Ararat has offered comprehensive clinical care services in a friendly and welcoming environment. Their integrated health care model focuses on the knowledge and talent of their clinical services team, which includes medical and nursing staff, medical case managers, nutritionists, and psychologists. They have been sharing HIV treatment and prevention messaging to their communities throughout Puerto Rico, including through their Translucent clinic, which provides services specifically for TGNC clients. Learn more here.
Affirming Christian Fellowship (ACF) is an association of LGBT affirming evangelical ministries and individuals. ACF’s mission is focused on the LGBT community and its allies to provide a safe place for LGBT people to discover and rediscover Christianity and to give people from all different backgrounds an opportunity to be educated about homosexuality and Christianity. Each year, they hold an annual conference open to all that is designed for networking, fellowship, education and worship. ACF has been helping share information around PrEP and U=U with their constituents. Learn more here.
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Their members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of their members through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of their members, raising their visibility and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services. USAging has been sharing information around HIV awareness in the aging justice space. Learn more here.
NOAGE (New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders) provides services and advocacy for LGBTQ+ older adults in the New Orleans metro area. The unique challenges faced by LGBT older adults require a unique response. SAGE New Orleans hosts socialization/educational events for LGBT older adults, and works to increase the cultural competency of providers through trainings and workshops. As advocates on behalf of the LGBT older adult community, NOAGE is committed to ensuring that all LGBT older adults can live their best lives with the dignity, respect, and good health that they deserve. NOAGE is sharing information HIV testing, treatment, and prevention among their community members. Learn more here.
Migrant Health Center, (MHC, Inc.), provides high-quality and integrated health services at their clinics in Mayagüez, Guánica, Yauco, Isabela, Lajas, San Sebastián, Las Marías, Maricao, and its Special Projects division. Their services consist of family physicians, general practitioners, pediatricians, general internists, OB/Gyn, dentists, optometrist, mental health professionals, pharmacies, vaccinations and medical laboratories. MHC, Inc. also provides services for the prevention and treatment of HIV. They are helping share Spanish-language HIV prevention and treatment messaging to their clients in Puerto Rico. Learn more here.
New Voices for Reproductive Justice is dedicated to transforming society for the holistic health and wellbeing of Black women, girls and gender-expansive people, nationally and in Pennsylvania and Ohio. They help dismantle patriarchal anti-Blackness using the tools of community organizing, leadership development, and voter engagement. Reproductive Justice, their guiding framework, is an innovative, radical, movement designed specifically to engage Black people marginalized by gender in local, national and global movement-building for Racial Justice, Gender Justice, and Environmental Justice. They are using their platform to share PrEP information specifically prioritizing Black women. Learn more here.
Entre Hermanos came into being by the initiative of a group of LGBTQ+ Latinos/as who saw the need for social, educational, and health support services in their community in the spring of 1991. They are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of the Latino LGBTQ+ community of Seattle in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building. Entre Hermanos is sharing materials promoting CDC’s newest testing campaign, Together TakeMeHome (TTMH), a project with the goal of distributing up to 1 million free HIV self-tests over the next five years. Learn more about Entre Hermanos here.
QLatinx is a grassroots racial, social, and gender justice organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Central Florida’s LGBTQ+ Latinx community. QLatinx seeks to center and empower the most marginalized members of our community, establish affirming and supportive healing spaces, build a strong and united community, and work towards a society free of fear, violence, and hate. They have helped share information about PrEP, U=U, and anti-stigma efforts. Learn more about QLatinx here.
The Legacy Project works nationally to increase awareness of and build support for HIV prevention and treatment, clinical and behavioral research by addressing factors that influence participation of historically underrepresented communities. The Legacy Project achieves its core mission through ongoing and strategic engagement, collaboration, education, and scientific investigation. Learn more about the Legacy Project here.