#NHASeverywhere: Read Greater Than AIDS’ Community Story
Our next #NHASeverywhere story comes from Greater Than AIDSExit Disclaimer, a leading public information response focused on the HIV epidemic in the United States from KFF (Kaiser Family FoundationExit Disclaimer)—a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues. Greater Than AIDS works with health departments and community partners to reach those most affected with the latest on testing, prevention, and treatment. Its public-private partnership model helps extend the reach of limited resources in high need areas.
Since 2009, Greater Than AIDS and its partners have been working to increase knowledge and understanding of HIV, confront the stigma that surrounds HIV, and promote actions to reduce its spread through targeted media messages and community outreach. Its campaigns are tailored to meet the needs of specific communities while providing the latest on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. More than 250 individuals living with and affected by HIV, as well as clinicians and other leaders, have shared their stories and experiences in Greater Than AIDS videos.Exit Disclaimer
Greater Than AIDS’ work aligns with more than one National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025) (NHAS) objective, including objective 4.4 in the NHAS: Foster private-public-community partnerships to identify and scale up best practices and accelerate HIV advances. Tina Hoff from Greater Than AIDS notes: "The Strategy provides a roadmap for us to ensure that we reach those with the greatest need while also achieving the NHAS objective to increase public/private partnerships.”
Since 2011, Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens have again brought together health departments and community organizations across the nation on June 27 to organize the largest coordinated FREE testing event in the nation in support of National HIV Testing Day. This year, 300 testing partners will be offering testing and information in participating Walgreens stores in more than 250 cities in the 7 states and nearly all 57 jurisdictions prioritized by the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative and reinforced in the NHAS.
In May, HIV.gov launched #NHASeverywhere, a social media effort that spotlights the amazing work being done in communities across the country to help reach the goals detailed in the NHAS. Each featured story highlights work that aligns with the NHAS, as an example of the collective efforts needed across the nation to end the HIV epidemic.
To learn more about the NHAS and its implementation throughout the country, follow our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and sign up for updates as HIV.gov will share more stories, like Greater Than AIDS, from across the country about collective efforts needed to achieve the goals of the NHAS.