What is the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund?
SMAIF is now referred to as the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.
SMAIF is transforming HIV prevention, care, and treatment for communities of color by bringing federal, state, and community organizations together to design and test innovative solutions that address critical emerging needs and work to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of federal investments in HIV programs and services for racial and ethnic minorities.
SMAIF improves prevention, care, and treatment for racial and ethnic minorities through:
Innovation - SMAIF designs and tests innovative programs and strategies to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of HIV programs in racial and ethnic minority communities.
Systems Change - Successes generated by SMAIF are integrated into existing efforts creating lasting changes across the Federal HIV prevention, care, and treatment portfolio.
Strategic Partnerships & Collaboration - SMAIF breaks down program silos and develops new ways for federal, state, and local agencies to work together in the community to improve outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities.
Examples of the activities supported by the 31 innovative projects currently funded by SMAIF include:
- Implement best practices to address long standing and critical emerging issues in order to improve HIV prevention and care for the highest-risk racial and ethnic minorities
- Expand the capacity of the HIV prevention and care workforce to address the needs of the highest-risk racial and ethnic minorities
- Improve access to HIV prevention and care services for underserved racial and ethnic minorities who otherwise would have only very limited access to HIV services
- Provide new avenues for agencies to work together and break down silos in HIV prevention and care programs for racial and ethnic minorities
- Promote lasting changes across the Federal HIV prevention and care portfolio that improve HIV-related outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities