The BLOC will train people of color living with HIV to be full, active, and engaged participants on planning bodies, medical and support care teams, boards of directors, and other efforts to address the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. We value your stories and your expertise, and we want to support you in building on them. The project will run from September 2016 – August 2019 and will host the following training events each year:
The BLOC project is looking for people of color living with HIV who are dedicated to leading on HIV issues in their communities and willing to serve as a leadership project representative. For more information contact Linda H. Scruggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or partner organizations. Project information will be posted at http://www.blochiv.org/.
The goal of the BLOC program is to increase the number of Persons of Color Living with HIV who are prepared to engage in leadership roles and activities related to HIV service delivery.
Successful applicants will be asked to identify opportunities to engage and participate meaningfully in decision making bodies and planning boards that service people living with HIV. You will be expected to participate in Monthly webinars, conference calls, attend a three day in person training and to actively engage in your local community to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.
Within 60 days of completion of the three-day training, you will be expected to engage in the planning process with a local community group severing persons living with HIV. These community groups might be a Ryan White Planning Council, Planning Council Committees, TGA’s Consortiums, Community or Consumer Advisory Board and their committees are all examples of the types of meetings we will be expecting you to participate. Your participation is to ensure persons of color living with HIV are active participants in supporting the planning and decision-making process that impacts their quality of life and health outcomes.
All participants accepted into the program will be expected to engage fully in the entire program. Review the following program expectations to ensure you can abide by all the considerations.
Selected participants will:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under contract number U69HA304700100. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.