Pfizer Foundation's ConnectHIV Initiative Provides $7.5 Million in Grants to Community-Based AIDS Service Organizations Across 10 States.
Academy for Educational Development and Johns Hopkins Noun 1. Johns Hopkins - United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
2. are Partnering with Pfizer to Evaluate the ConnectHIV Initiative
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of -- The Pfizer Foundation today announced the names of 20 U.S. community-based AIDS service organizations AIDS service organizations are community based that provide community support. While their primary function is to provide needed services to individuals with HIV, they also provide support services for their families and friends as well as conduct prevention efforts. (ASOs) chosen to participate in ConnectHIV, the Foundation's latest initiative to support organizations working to stop the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome . ConnectHIV integrates lessons learned from the Southern HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative, the Foundation's recently completed 3-year prevention initiative to support small-to-mid-sized organizations in multicultural communities in the South. Through ConnectHIV, the Foundation is providing $7.5 million in grants, technical assistance and networking resources over three years to ASOs that take a comprehensive approach to HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. prevention, access to care and treatment.
ASOs chosen to receive grants through ConnectHIV serve communities that are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and are based in the 10 states with the highest number of new AIDS cases as reported by the CDC See Control Data, century date change and Back Orifice.
CDC - Control Data Corporation in 2004: New York, Florida, California, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
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"The Pfizer Foundation is providing national leadership by promoting evidence-based approaches and is strongly supporting community leadership by granting funds to community-based service providers that know best how to reach those most at risk for infection and those most in need of care-related services," said Frank Beadle BEADLE. Eng. law. A messenger or apparitor of a court, who cites persons to appear to what is alleged against them, is so called. de Palomo, senior vice president and director, global HIV/AIDS programs, Academy for Educational Development (AED AED - Automated Engineering Design ). "AED is proud to be an evaluation partner for such a visionary program".
To measure the impact of ConnectHIV, AED and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. It was the first institution of its kind in the world.
Founded in 1916 by William H. Welch and John D. are partnering with the Pfizer Foundation to evaluate behavior change Behavior change refers to any transformation or modification of human behavior. Such changes can occur intentionally, through behavior modification, without intention, or change rapidly in situations of mental illness. within the ASO ASO arteriosclerosis obliterans.
ASO 1 Administrative services organization, see there 2 Allele-specific–oligonucleotide hybridization 3 Anti-streptolysin O, see there communities. Behaviors that will be evaluated include actions around HIV testing HIV test Various tests have been used to detect HIV and production of antibodies thereto; some HTs shown below are no longer actively used, but are listed for completeness and context. See HIV, Immunoblot. , safe sex negotiation, disclosure of HIV status, condom use, access to substance abuse treatment services and support, adherence to medication and regular visits to healthcare providers. The evaluation will also measure cost-effectiveness of program interventions to understand how to maximize the health benefits of any given investment in the HIV prevention and care continuum.
"The HIV epidemic is far from over in the U.S., and comprehensive approaches to HIV/AIDS care and prevention are needed. The Pfizer Foundation model is to be strongly commended in this regard, and I am pleased to be an evaluation partner in this very important project," said David Holtgrave, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
HIV/AIDS remains an urgent domestic health crisis with HIV infection rates in the U.S. remaining steady over the past 15 years. The CDC reports that approximately 40,000 Americans become HIV-positive each year and one-quarter of HIV-infected Americans do not yet know they are infected. Infections from this group are believed to account for more than half of new HIV infections each year. The Institute of Medicine estimates that up to approximately 49 percent of the people with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. do not receive regular care for the disease.
"These organizations are leaders in the HIV/AIDS community," said Robert Mallett, president of the Pfizer Foundation. "We are pleased that the grants will support their outstanding work in providing much-needed care and services. Pfizer understands that prevention and care efforts need to target both HIV+ and high-risk HIV- individuals, and is critical in decreasing new infections."
ASOs awarded ConnectHIV funding City State Foothill AIDS Project Claremont CA Cal-Pep Oakland CA Black Coalition on AIDS San Francisco CA STOP AIDS Project San Francisco CA Shanti Project San Francisco CA NFAN Jacksonville FL Positive Impact, Inc. Atlanta GA Chicago House and Social Service Agency Chicago IL Test Positive Aware Network Chicago IL AIDS Interfaith Residential Baltimore MD Piedmont Health Care Consortium Durham NC AIDS Care Service, Inc Winston-Salem NC Hyacinth AIDS Foundation New Brunswick NJ NY Harm Reduction Educators Bronx NY Latino Commission on AIDS New York NY The Family Center New York NY BEBASHI Philadelphia PA Prevention Point Philadelphia Philadelphia PA Philadelphia FIGHT Philadelphia PA St. Hope Foundation Houston TX
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All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. to focus on reducing the spread of the epidemic in most at-risk groups, especially communities of color not of the white race; - commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.
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As a leading international authority on public health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. The School was founded in 1916, and the Department of Health, Behavior & Society, chaired by Dr. Holtgrave, was launched in 2005 to address behavioral and societal issues in public health.
Pfizer Foundation - a Legacy in HIV Prevention
The Pfizer Foundation has worked in partnership with community-based organizations for a half a century to ensure access to quality healthcare for those individuals most in need. Beginning in 2004, the Pfizer Foundation and Pfizer committed a total of $6 million over 3 years to support a network of more than 55 innovative HIV/AIDS prevention program across 9 Southern states Southern States
government of 11 Southern states that left the Union in 1860. [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 73]
popular name for Southern states in U.S. and for song. [Am. Hist. .
After three years of intensive grant and capacity building support, the majority of Southern HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative grantees have demonstrated stronger service delivery, improved organizational capacity, and expanded networks with local and regional AIDS service organizations. In addition, the social impact of the Initiative has been significant, including training more than 1,000 individuals as peer educators or mentors and reaching more than 50,000 community members with prevention materials.
The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization This article is about charitable organizations. For other uses of the word charity, see Charity.
A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is an organization with charitable purposes only. established by Pfizer Inc. The Foundation is a separate and independent tax-exempt organization. The Foundation's mission is "to promote access to quality health care and education, to nurture innovation, and to support the community involvement of Pfizer people."