HIV/AIDS Awareness Umbrella Program

African Americans represent approximately 12% of the total US population, yet they account for 44% of all new HIV infections.  Western Reserve Chapter is partnering with Recovery Resources and other local institutions to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS disease and HIV testing in the Greater Cleveland area.  In July 2015, the CDC awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to the Cuyahoga County High Impact HIV Prevention (CCHIHP) to implement evidence-based interventions designed to impact HIV prevention by reducing high-risk behaviors among young (ages 13-29) African American males. The CCHIHP collaborative consists of Recovery Resources (the project lead’s agency and fiscal agent), Care Alliance Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.   By providing funds for marketing and advertising, we are supporting CCHIHP’s HIV outreach and prevention efforts.