Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT)
The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health, led by HealthHIV, is a proud member organization of Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT), a funded partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV Prevention, and some of the nation’s leading organizations representing the populations hardest-hit by HIV.
Funding for this cooperative agreement was made possible by PS21-2104: Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT). Recipients were awarded funds through a competitive application process among organizations meeting the eligibility requirements, including working in jurisdictions in Phase 1 of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative.
The purpose of the partnership is to 1) support the dissemination of CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together (Together) campaign via the use of digital and social media platforms and 2) disseminate Together campaign materials, messaging, and other CDC resources that support HIV prevention at in-person and virtual events.
As a member organization of PACT, the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health will conduct and participate in a variety of events, both virtually and in person, with the goal of increasing knowledge about HIV prevention, care, and treatment in order to End the HIV Epidemic. These events include HealthHIV and the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health’s SYNChronicity conference, National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week, webinars, trainings, panel discussions, Twitter chats, booths at Pride events around the country, and many more types of engagement with healthcare professionals, LGBTQ populations, and underserved communities most impacted by HIV in the US. With every event, the Coalition will focus most on generating increased awareness (especially among people not already engaged in discussions around HIV and sexual health), impacting large audiences through culturally-aware messaging, and motivating organizations and communities to help end the HIV epidemic.