Our Partners

Please click on the headings below to learn more on our Partners:

Black AIDS Institute

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Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."

Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)

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Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) is a not-for-profit clinician membership organization, practice-based research network (PBRN), and clinician training organization, founded in 1985 to provide peer-initiated activities for clinicians practicing in low income, minority, and other underserved communities. CDN's overall goal is to translate clinical research into clinical practice for the enhancement of health equity and improvement of public health.

CDN conducts project based research and educational activities in partnership with government, academic, not-for-profit, and for profit organizations. CDN was founded in 1985 as a professional peer organization, based on the demonstrated effectiveness of peer-initiated activities in promoting health care excellence, assuring and improving quality and controlling costs.

National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD)

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The National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD) is a membership organization of 11 regional AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) and 3 national centers. The mission of NAHEWD is to increase access to, reduce disparities in, and improve the quality of HIV care and service delivery through workforce development, education, technical assistance, and advocacy.

NAHEWD supports the AETCs, a component of the HRSA-funded Ryan White Program, which have an explicit directive to build and maintain a culturally sensitive health professions workforce that can provide prevention education and counseling, diagnosis, care and treatment, and medical management for people at risk for and living with HIV.

National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)

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Located in Washington, DC, the National Coalition of STD Directors is the only national organization with a constituency that provides frontline STD programs and services, using our expertise to promote informed sexual health policymaking. We are a membership organization representing health department STD directors, their support staff and community based partners across 50 states and the U.S. territories.

We work toward the development of systemic change and promotion of sexual health and national awareness in the policies that govern sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). We use the collective knowledge and experience of our members to successfully advocate for STD policies, programs and funding that help promote and protect the sexual health of every American.

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

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A joint venture between the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and Rush University Medical Center, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is a four-story, 60,000 square foot facility that provides a comprehensive range of outpatient care and services to individuals and families affected by HIV and other infectious diseases. The public/private collaboration is a model for other national health care initiatives. Since its opening in 1998, the CORE Center remains one of the largest HIV clinics in the United State, continues to exemplify excellence in care and has been a leader in the development of innovative care models.

The mission of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is to provide the highest quality care for persons and families affected by infectious disease with respect, dignity, and compassion, without regard to the ability to pay; to ensure a patient-centered and consumer-guided environment; and to seek to better understand and to prevent these diseases through education and research.


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