Our mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.
We do this by interpreting public and private sector HIV policies, conducting trainings, offering technical assistance, disseminating information and providing advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.
As the nation’s only Black think tank focused exclusively on ending HIV, our programs feature a diverse range of activities. From national in-person training and webinars, to a timely focus on Black healthcare access, we have a holistic approach to fighting the epidemic.
The Black Healthcare Access program works to ensure that Black Americans are educated about the Affordable Care Act, how this national health policy has worked for our communities and our need to fight for continued coverage.
The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) is the only collaboration of its kind that links Black Americans with HIV into care and treatment, strengthens local and national leadership, connects influential peers, raises HIV science and treatment literacy in Black communities and advocates for policy change and research priorities.
Black women are overwhelmingly interested in a “pill that can help prevent you from contracting HIV”, but do not know where they can get more information. Our efforts aim to educate and create access.