El 15 de octubre es el Día Nacional Latinx para la Concientización sobre el SIDA, un día para ayudar a detener el estigma hacia el VIH y para identificar formas de enfrentar su impacto desproporcional en las comunidades latinx. Únete a NMAC en la conmemoración de este día a través de nuestras redes sociales y en el segundo episodio de nuestro podcast (¡más detalles sobre esto abajo!). October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV stigma and promote ways to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinx communities. Join NMAC in our observance of the day on our social media channels and on the second episode of our podcast (more details on that below!).
Listen to NMAC's New Podcast!
Yes, you read that right! NMAC now has a podcast! Take a listen to the first two episodes of "Real Talk with NMAC" on our website and on all major podcast platforms. Our first episode is an introduction of our podcast hosts. Our second episode observes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day with our Treatment Manager Damián Cabrera and is entirely in Spanish. Our second episode will post in the next 24 hours. Listen and subscribe to "Real Talk with NMAC" today! Here's where you can find us: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-talk-with-nmac/id1589305510) Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3JlYWwtdGFsay13aXRoLW5tYWM Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09tUJn8Z2rm178VKqCKMXc?si=qgx13OZfRPO02VAeN0wQMg&dl_branch=1 NMAC website: https://www.nmac.org/resource-library/podcasts/
ELEVATE and ESCALATE Training Applications Now Open
Applications are now open for NMAC's ELEVATE (Engage Leadership through Employment, Validation, and Advancing Transformation and Equity) and ESCALATE (Ending Stigma through Collaboration and Lifting All To Empowerment) programs. ELEVATE The purpose of the ELEVATE program is to build the capacity of Persons With HIV (PWH) to be meaningfully involved in the planning, delivery, and improvement of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) services. ELEVATE will address needs in workforce recruitment, development, and advancement for PWH among 50+, Young Black Men, transgender/gender non-conforming (T/GNC), Latinx, and the recovery community. Each ELEVATE training will consist of 75% people with HIV and 25% RWHAP. Individuals participating in the ELEVATE training must be persons with HIV (people with HIV/PWH) aligned with a RWHAP Recipient and Subrecipient. ELEVATE's first three trainings will each focus on a specific population: Nov. 1-5: MSM (application deadline of Oct. 15) Dec. 6-10: Latinx, conducted in English (application deadline of Nov. 15) Jan. 10-14: Cisgender women (application deadline of Dec. 15) To apply for an ELEVATE training, visit TargetHIV.org/ELEVATE. NMAC will host an informational webinar on the ELEVATE program on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 PM EST. You can join the webinar here. ESCALATE ESCALATE trains and empowers participants to recognize and address HIV stigma within every level of the Ryan White HIV AIDS Program. Training is available for both individuals and organizations. ESCALATE’s first four trainings of the second year of the program will be on the following dates: Nov. 15-19: Indian Country (application deadline of Oct. 22) Dec. 13-17: Open (application deadline of Nov. 1) Jan. 18-22: Open (application deadline of Dec. 13 Feb. 14-18: Puerto Rico, conducted in Spanish (application deadline of Jan. 2) To apply for an ESCALATE training, visit TargetHIV.org/ESCALATE.
Three Weeks Left to Register for USCHA
That's right! The deadline to register for USCHA 2021 at the standard rate is Friday, Nov. 5! Any registrations received after Nov. 5 will be at the onsite registration rate. To register, visit the USCHA website at https://uscha.life/registration/. Registration is quick and easy!
OAR Listening Session at USCHA
The Office of AIDS Research (OAR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is charged with coordinating the scientific, budgetary, and policy elements of NIH’s comprehensive HIV/AIDS research program across the Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICO) of the NIH. To fulfill its charge, and to ensure that the overall NIH HIV/AIDS research program and priorities are responsive to emerging scientific advances, changes in the epidemic and the contexts in which it is occurring, and the needs of diverse communities, OAR regularly obtains input from multiple stakeholders through Listening Sessions. The Goal of this Listening Session at USCHA is to gather the valuable input that the conference registrants can provide about the following questions:
What key research questions need to be asked in the following areas:
HIV over the life course (including aging with HIV);
long-acting injectable methods for HIV prevention and treatment;
strategies for an HIV cure; and,
health communication and dissemination
Related to #1: How can the NIH approach these areas of research and your suggested research questions in ways that ensure inclusion and relevance across population groups (e.g., by age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender) and settings (e.g., rural, urban)?
What kinds of training, infrastructure, capacity-building, community engagement, and/or educational outreach efforts are needed to:
Ensure diversity of HIV researchers so all relevant populations and communities are represented ; and
Ensure that all stakeholders have access to the findings from NIH-supported research?
Beyond what is being done currently, what is needed to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV research (including both academic and community research), particularly in places that have been hardest hit
Please submit your responses to the survey via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9MZS6DB We ask for all responses to be submitted by November 5, 2021. The listening session will be held during USCHA on December 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET We sincerely value your input!
Now Hiring at NMAC
NMAC currently has several job openings! Administrative Assistant The Administrative Assistant will manage administrative functions for the agency, by being a part of NMAC’s AdminPool, assisting with all Departments. The individual will exercise professional judgment and confidentiality to complete the day-to-day tasks necessary to manage and oversee all aspects of this position. This individual will need to have the ability to work independently with little supervision, be organized and proactive to ensure all administrative tasks are efficiently and effectively implemented. Must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, and a wide breadth of experience managing clerical responsibilities with a deep understanding of office technology and the ability to work successfully with a variety of individual. Treatment Program Coordinator The Program Coordinator assists in coordinating activities related to the implementation and execution of the Treatment Division programs. The coordinator will directly report to the Treatment manager and will assist the Treatement director as needed. The coordinator must be knowledgeable and experienced in program coordination, logistics, and administrative support. Basic Knowledge on biomedical HIV prevention, treatment and care preferred. Social Media Coordinator This position will assist with the agency’s communications activities, primarily NMAC’s social media activities but also including strategy development, website, newsletters, and publications. NMAC is looking for leaders from the communities that are hardest hit by HIV. People living with HIV, minorities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.