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National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)

On July 30, 2015, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020. This updated Strategy reflects work accomplished and the lessons learned since the original NHAS was released in 2010. Retaining the original vision and four main goals through 2020, the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy focuses on:
  • Reducing new HIV infections
  • Improving access to care and health outcomes
  • Reducing HIV-related health disparities
  • Achieving a more coordinated national response


Resources

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is committed to helping reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. To that end, NIHB has put together a list of some resources and publications specifically on HIV in Indian Country. This list is not completely comprehensive, and NIHB recommends that you explore the websites of different Tribes, Tribal organizations, and federal agencies to find additional and the most up to date information and resources.

Trainings and Toolkits

NIHB, in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and with support from IHS and the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund, created two online and printable toolkits to increase capacity and support local, Tribal HIV prevention efforts.

NIHB, in partnership with Cardea Services, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and with support from IHS and the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund, produced two online e-Learning trainings based upon the Social Media and PrEP toolkits. Each course is self-paced.

  • Developing a Social Media Strategy to Combat the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country – This e-Learning course is comprised of six different modules and is designed to showcase best practices and practical tips for developing an effective and impactful social media strategy for HIV prevention for your community.
  • Advancing the Uptake and Use of PrEP in Indian Country – This online course is made up of four different modules, and is designed to familiarize the learner with the basics of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), explore barriers and potential solutions to the uptake of PrEP, and share strategies for incorporating PrEP into Tribal communities and existing clinical and community-based practices. Continuing education credits are available for those that complete this course.

Publications and Fact Sheets on HIV/AIDS:

Pages and Partners



National HIV Awareness Days

There are currently 13 different national HIV/AIDS Awareness Days that serve to call attention to the impact that the epidemic has had in certain populations. Each day is a reminder that HIV is very much still a public health concern, and that without dedicated energy, resources, staff, and programming, the epidemic will continue to grow. It is also a day to honor those that have passed from AIDS related complications, are currently living with HIV, and those that spend their professional and personal time battling this disease.

For more information on all of the awareness days, please visit: https://www.hiv.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). March 20th is the first day of spring and marks a special time in the life of many Native peoples. It is this day that NNHAAD seeks to celebrate life by challenging Native people to create a greater awareness of HIV/AIDS in our communities. HIV rates continue to rise among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, and community action has the best chance to reverse this trend. Use this day to create voice for you and your community. Visit the NNHAAD webpage to see what resources are available to support NNHAAD in your community, register your local event, and to see what events are taking place across the country.




Public Health Inquiries:

Tyler Dougherty, MPH
Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-922-0100
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]