Minority Initiatives


CDC’s Heightened Response – HIV/AIDS in the African American Community (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans has grown over time, and the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address HIV/AIDS within the African American community has as well. This resource highlights resources and activities of the CDC’s heightened, urgent, and collaborative response, which in the view of the CDC includes community members and influential leaders to decrease HIV/AIDS among African Americans.

Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program (Indian Health Service, HHS)
The IHS's collaborative HIV/AIDS program works to provide prevention and treatment services to the American Indian/Alaska Native community. The Program is implemented and executed via an integrative and comprehensive approach through collaborations across multi-health sectors, both internal and external to the agency. It attempts to encompass the major service delivery systems accessed by the American Indian/Alaska Native community including IHS, Tribal and Urban facilities.

Minorities and Biomedical Research (PDF - 208 KB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has long recognized that minority populations bear a disproportionate burden of sickness and disease in the United States. Differences in racial and ethnic backgrounds can affect susceptibility to infectious and immunologic diseases, including AIDS, asthma, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and kidney disease. This document outlines how NIADI will continue to prioritize basic, clinical, and epidemiological research in addressing the health disparities in minority populations.

Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative (MHI) (Office of Minority Health, HHS)
The Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative provides funds to community-based organizations, faith communities, research institutions, minority-serving colleges and universities, health care organizations, state and local health departments, and correctional institutions to help them address the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the minority populations they serve. This site describes the activities and plans for the MHI.

Last revised: 06/18/2008