The NAACP’s Health Department is requesting proposal from our units for mini grants

Request for Proposal

World Aids Day 2010

NAACP’s Health Department

The NAACP’s Health Department is requesting proposal from our units for mini grants (up to $1000 per 7 units) for World Aids Day on Dec 1, 2010.

Summary

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1. This worldwide effort is designed to: encourage public support and programming to prevent the spread of HIV infection; provide awareness and education about HIV/AIDS; and demonstrate compassion for those infected or affected by HIV. World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988 after a summit of health ministers from around the world called for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. Each year, a theme is chosen for World AIDS Day to unite the global effort to face the challenges of the AIDS pandemic. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.

Lastly, according to the CDC, “even though African Americans account for about 13% of the US population, they account for about half (49%) of the people who get HIV and AIDS.” HIV/AIDS has become one of the most devastating epidemics in the Black community.  The national office in conjunction with our units will use World AIDS Day 2010 as a day of messaging and testing to continue to educate the black community about HIV/AIDS.