The Black Treatment Advoocates Netwrok provides intensive support and programming to respond to the treatment and care needs of specific cities. Since 2010, BTAN has launched in 12 cities across the United States and this year, is expanding to Washington, D.C. where the HIV epidmeic deserves much attention.
Network members attend local BTAN Trainings with topics that include HIV/AIDS science, treatment, community mobilization, policy and advocacy for the needs of their community. After the training, Networks develop a community project that responds to those needs.
Overview of Training
BTAN Training consists of two 3-day intesive sessions covering a range of HIV/AIDS topics including testing resources, treatment strategies, linkage to care and community mobilization and other topics that explain and provide solutions to the treatment and care problems that face Black Americans. We ask that you register for both sessions.
Science and Advocacy
Aug. 6-8, 2013
Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2013
About Host Organization
Community Education Group (CEG) seeks to stop the spread of HIV and eliminate health disparities in neighborhoods by training community health workers, educating and testing the heard to reach and sharing our experience with other organizations through national networks and local capacity building efforts.
When & Where
BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE*
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.
With a new strategic vision, the Black AIDS Institute aims to catalyze the action needed to ensure that all of the 515,000 Black people living with HIV in the U.S. achieve durable viral suppression, by incorporating the following organizational goals:
1) Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act
2 Encouraging people living with HIV/AIDS to come out
3) Developing initiatives that will build demand for treatment
4) Biomedical approaches to be integrated with behavioral approaches
5) Retooling AIDS organizations to thrive in a rapidly changing AIDS and post health care environment
For more information
Black AIDS Institute www.blackaids.org