Washington AIDS Partnership

Washington AIDS Partnership The Washington AIDS Partnership brings together ideas, people, and resources to end the HIV epidemic in the Greater Washington region. The Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP) is a collaboration of grantmaking organizations and individuals that leads an effective private-sector response to end the HIV epidemic in the Greater Washington region.
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In 1988, with the support of 20 local funders, WAP began funding a wide range of HIV programs. As an initiative of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), WAP invests in local organizations, focusing programming and resources on the communities most affected by the epidemic; provides technical assistance to local nonprofits to increase capacity and expertise; initiates policy initiatives to address systemic issues; convenes local government, providers, funders, and other stakeholders to implement innovative strategies to reduce HIV risk and improve the lives of people living with HIV. Each year, WAP recruits, trains, and mentors a team of young people who serve at Washington, D.C. health care and community-based service providers. These 12 individuals make up the Health Corps team, a program of AmeriCorps.

Mission: The Washington AIDS Partnership – a collaboration of local grantmaking organizations and individuals – is committed to ending the HIV epidemic in the Greater Washington region. As the largest private funder of HIV prevention, care, and advocacy in the region, the Partnership awards grants to the local community.

The Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP) had a great time at the Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) Summit. WAP executive ...
11/27/2019

The Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP) had a great time at the Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) Summit. WAP executive director and FCAA board chair Channing Wickham delivered his opening remarks to a diverse group of philanthropists, community organizers, activists, and HIV/health advocates. The Health Corps team was also present, volunteering at the summit and attending the many different workshops and breakout sessions offered. It was a great two days of learning and meeting people from across the world dedicated to working in the HIV sphere. Many thanks to John Barnes and the FCAA team for hosting such an informative and engaging summit!

This month, the Washington AIDS Partnership celebrated Executive Director Channing Wickham's 25th year at the Partnershi...
03/28/2019

This month, the Washington AIDS Partnership celebrated Executive Director Channing Wickham's 25th year at the Partnership. WAP celebrated with current and former Health Corps members, colleagues, and friends, and WAP presented Channing with a Mayoral proclamation marking March 4th J. Channing Wickham Day in Washington, D.C. During his time leading the Partnership, Channing has raised over 35 million dollars and has awarded 777 grants totaling more than 26 million dollars to over 100 local organizations serving those affected by HIV. Congratulations again, Channing, for 25 years of life-changing work!

Check out the Washington AIDS Partnership’s new Request for Applications for the Catalyst initiative! As part of this pr...
03/15/2019
Grantmaking - Washington AIDS Partnership

Check out the Washington AIDS Partnership’s new Request for Applications for the Catalyst initiative! As part of this program, WAP supports intersectional projects that address the key issues that negatively impact the health and wellness of gay, bisexual, and queer men of color in the Greater Washington region. The initiative’s focus of “health and wellness” is deliberately broad, to encompass the variety of issues that negatively affect gay, bisexual, and queer men of color and provide an opportunity for innovation.

You can find the Request for Applications on the Washington AIDS Partnership’s website. Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, May 6th, 2019 for funding in June 2019.

http://www.washingtonaidspartnership.org/grantmaking/

The Washington AIDS Partnership employs a unique and efficient mechanism for responding to the local HIV epidemic through its collaborative grantmaking model. It brings together informed grantmakers, community leaders, and people living with HIV to participate in the grant decision-making process. T...

We are proud of our partnership, too! Thank you CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for all the work you do and support you p...
12/14/2018
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

We are proud of our partnership, too! Thank you CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for all the work you do and support you provide!

We’re proud to partner with the Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP) in their efforts to improve the lives of people living with HIV. WAP is working to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by supporting policy initiatives, providing technical assistance and fostering youth development.

Executive Director Channing Wickham and Senior Program Officer Jennifer Jue write about one of Washington AIDS Partnersh...
10/22/2018
Daniel Gets “MORE” with the Washington AIDS Partnership

Executive Director Channing Wickham and Senior Program Officer Jennifer Jue write about one of Washington AIDS Partnership’s most innovative and successful programs to date – the Mobile Outreach Retention and Engagement initiative (MORE). Read all about it below!

https://dailywrag.com/2018/10/22/daniel-gets-more-with-the-washington-aids-partnership/

By Channing Wickham, executive director of Washington AIDS Partnership and Jennifer Jue, senior program officer at Washington AIDS Partnership There are over 13,000 people living with HIV in Washin…

Register for the #FCAASummit on November 5 & 6 and help discuss new tools and opportunities to increase investment in th...
10/10/2018
2018 AIDS Philanthropy Summit

Register for the #FCAASummit on November 5 & 6 and help discuss new tools and opportunities to increase investment in the community-based approaches that are so critical to the fight against HIV/AIDS. #fundaidsfight conta.cc/2OESmtw

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) is the leading voice on philanthropic resources allocated to the global AIDS epidemic. It provides funders with the necessary data to make informed decisions related to allocating increased, focused HIV/AIDS resources.

FCAA has spent the past year taking an in-depth look at funding for community-based responses to help determine how philanthropy can better support them. This year’s convening is focused, in large part, around the findings from this effort. We will discuss:
• What “community” means to different stakeholders; and
• Key challenges, opportunities and best practices for private funders to support community-based organizations.

See you there!

Each year FCAA convenes funders to share good practices & strategies to increase the amount & impact of philanthropic resources dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic. This is a funder-only event. FCAA charges a small registration fee. Questions regarding membership status? Please email [email protected]...

Today is the first official day of service for our 12 AmeriCorps members. Each member has been placed at a DC health org...
08/14/2018

Today is the first official day of service for our 12 AmeriCorps members. Each member has been placed at a DC health organization that focuses in HIV care and prevention. We are so proud of them! Here's a throwback to last Friday when we concluded our pre-service orientation at the University of Maryland's Ropes Course. The team had a great time bonding and exercising together!

Last week, the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Health Corps team arrived in Washington, DC for pre-service training! A special than...
08/13/2018

Last week, the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Health Corps team arrived in Washington, DC for pre-service training! A special thanks to our friends from Serve DC who joined us Wednesday for the AmeriCorps pledge and to wish our members well on the year of service that lies ahead!

Where has the time gone?! This week WAP congratulated each of our 12 AmeriCorps members for completing the 2017-2018 hea...
07/13/2018

Where has the time gone?! This week WAP congratulated each of our 12 AmeriCorps members for completing the 2017-2018 health corps program year.

They are all officially off to their next adventure! Graduate school for some, full-time jobs for others. We are so proud of them all!!

#VolunteerService #EndHIV

Apply now for #MedicalMorale funding from @WASHAIDS!#MedicalMorale projects work to improve the morale of hospital perso...
06/20/2018
Grantmaking - Washington AIDS Partnership

Apply now for #MedicalMorale funding from @WASHAIDS!

#MedicalMorale projects work to improve the morale of hospital personnel, community-based clinical personnel, and staff of nonprofits.

View the RFA on @WASHAIDS website here:

http://www.washingtonaidspartnership.org/grantmaking/

Applications are due August 6!

The Washington AIDS Partnership employs a unique and efficient mechanism for responding to the local HIV epidemic through its collaborative grantmaking model. It brings together informed grantmakers, community leaders, and people living with HIV to participate in the grant decision-making process. T...

Check out Ashlee Wimberly, PrEP for Women Project Coordinator, presenting her poster at SYNChronicity 2018 this week. SY...
04/27/2018

Check out Ashlee Wimberly, PrEP for Women Project Coordinator, presenting her poster at SYNChronicity 2018 this week.

SYNChronicity convenes service providers, government officials, community-based organization staff, and youth, among others, to address HIV, HCV, and LGBT health through education, training, networking, and resource sharing. Together, participants “SYNC” across systems, programs, and policies to create targeted solutions within a dynamic health care environment.

People are excited about the work happening here in the District! Read more about the PrEP for Women initiative on our website: www.washingtonaidspartnership.org

#PrEPforHer #EndHIVinDC

Philanthropic funding for #HIV reached the highest level to date in 2016. It's time to celebrate, right? Well, not quite...
02/23/2018
It's Not Time To Celebrate Yet: How The Rise In HIV Funding Tells A Deeper Story

Philanthropic funding for #HIV reached the highest level to date in 2016. It's time to celebrate, right? Well, not quite yet. There are signs of waning commitment, not to mention some very troubling developments taking place in the broader landscape in which we operate.

Read more in Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA)'s new piece in the Health Affairs blog:

#EndHIVinDC

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20180220.638968/full/

Health Affairs Blog GrantWatch Related Topics: HIV/AIDS Access to care Health philanthropy Global health Government programs and policies It's Not Time To Celebrate Yet: How The Rise In HIV Funding Tells A Deeper Story John Barnes February 22, 2018 Doi:10.1377/hblog20180220.638968 Sections Tools Boo...

The deadline to submit applications for our new Catalyst Initiative is quickly approaching! Check out the RFA here: http...
01/30/2018
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The deadline to submit applications for our new Catalyst Initiative is quickly approaching! Check out the RFA here: https://goo.gl/ZgZN39

Applications are due THIS Monday, February 5th!

#HIV #EndHIVinDC #HealthForAll

We're hiring!WAP is currently seeking applicants for the 2018-2019 Health Corps program. Each year, WAP recruits and men...
01/10/2018
Youth Development - Washington AIDS Partnership

We're hiring!

WAP is currently seeking applicants for the 2018-2019 Health Corps program.

Each year, WAP recruits and mentors a team of 12 young people who provide full-time direct volunteer service in the community for 11 months. Health Corps members conduct HIV testing and counseling, health education, care for those living with HIV, and so much more.

WAP is seeking young people who are passionate about public health and want to make a difference in the D.C. region.

Read more (and download the application!) here:

http://www.washingtonaidspartnership.org/initiatives/youth-development/

#EndHIVinDC #volunteerservice

Washington AIDS Partnership Health Corps Program The recruitment process for the 2018-2019 Health Corps team has begun! Download the application here, and email it to Program Coordinator Julie Goldstein ([email protected]) along with a copy of your resume. The Washington AIDS Partn...

On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016, WAP partnered with DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Mayor Bowser, and DC De...
01/04/2018
Opinion | D.C. has come far but has far to go in fight against HIV

On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016, WAP partnered with DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Mayor Bowser, and DC Department of Health to release the 90/90/90/50 Plan - the blueprint to end the HIV epidemic in D.C.

Our ambitious goals: by 2020 90% of people living with HIV will know their status, 90% of those will be engaged in treatment, and 90% of those in treatment will achieve viral load suppression. Combined with enhanced prevention activities, these efforts will yield an overall 50% decrease in new infections.

A year later, here's the current situation:

#EndHIVinDC
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dc-has-come-far-but-has-far-to-go-in-fight-against-hiv/2017/12/22/765a2c5a-d864-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.e517ca3f89e

We still must fight the stigma and support communities at risk.

12/19/2017

The Washington AIDS Partnership is excited to announce the Catalyst initiative. As part of this new program, WAP will support intersectional projects that address the key issues that negatively impact the health and wellness of gay, bisexual, and queer men of color in the Greater Washington region. The initiative’s focus of “health and wellness” is deliberately broad, to encompass the variety of issues that negatively affect gay, bisexual, and queer men of color and provide an opportunity for innovation.

You can find the Request for Applications on the Washington AIDS Partnership’s website. Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 5, 2018 for funding in June 2018.

#HIV #EndHIVinDC #HealthForAll

Apply here: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1366?SA=SNA&FID=35064

12/01/2017
Instagram post by Serve DC • Dec 1, 2017 at 4:06pm UTC

Washington AIDS Partnership's PrEP for Women Project Coordinator Ashlee Wimberly is representing at the World AIDS Day Red Carnation Affair today put on by Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism!

Ashlee is sharing information about PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a medication that greatly lowers the chance of HIV infection.

Learn more about WAP's initiative here: http://www.washingtonaidspartnership.org/initiatives/prep-women-initiative/

#WorldAIDSDayDC #EverybodyCounts

1 Likes, 1 Comments - Serve DC (@servedc) on Instagram: “So excited to kick off World AIDS Day Red Carnation Affair! #WorldsAIDSDayDC #DCValues”

Today on #WorldAIDSDay (and every day!) the Washington AIDS Partnership Health Corps Team is hard at work across eight d...
12/01/2017

Today on #WorldAIDSDay (and every day!) the Washington AIDS Partnership Health Corps Team is hard at work across eight different health care and community-based service providers in the District.

Members provide health education in the community, care for those dying of AIDS-related illness, improve access to care and housing, and conduct HIV and STI testing and counseling.

"Everybody counts" is the slogan for this year's World AIDS Day. Health Corps members work to ensure that ALL people have access to vital health care and social services.

#volunteerservice #WorldAIDSDay #EverybodyCounts

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Here’s WAP’s executive director displaying the newest trend in festive Halloween decor: a condom that looks like a Jack-...
10/31/2017

Here’s WAP’s executive director displaying the newest trend in festive Halloween decor: a condom that looks like a Jack-o-lantern!

#HIVprevention #HappyHalloween

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/07/us/drug-overdose-deaths-in-the-us.html?emc=edit_nn_20171027&nl=morning-br...
10/27/2017
How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Rippled Across America

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/07/us/drug-overdose-deaths-in-the-us.html?emc=edit_nn_20171027&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=75980874&te=1

"The number of overdose deaths reached 52,404 people in 2015, or the equivalent of about 145 Americans every day."

President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a "public health emergency."
But this issue will require more than just a reshuffling of funds! We need MORE funding for syringe exchange programs that offer treatment services, HIV and HCV testing, and the lifesaving overdose drug Naloxone, in order to tackle this enormous problem.

#HarmReduction #EndOverdose

Drug deaths have surged in nearly every U.S. county.

Check out Washington AIDS Partnership PrEP for Women Project Coordinator Ashlee Wimberly posing with her poster today at...
09/08/2017

Check out Washington AIDS Partnership PrEP for Women Project Coordinator Ashlee Wimberly posing with her poster today at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) happening right now here in D.C.

Ashlee's poster is about promoting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women of color in Washington, D.C. PrEP allows individuals at high risk for HIV infection to take HIV medication regularly to lower their chances of getting infected.

Go Ashlee!!

#PrEPforHER #EndHIVinDC #2017usca

Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service, which fund...
08/30/2017
Dinosaurs proclaim: 'Stop national service extinction'

Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service, which funds AmeriCorps programs like our very own Health Corps program.

We can't let this happen! Hundreds of AmeriCorps members are in Texas right now, helping with the response to Hurricane Harvey. Right here in D.C., our AmeriCorps members are performing lifesaving health services, such as HIV testing, hospice care, and health education. AmeriCorps members are much needed! #LetUsServe

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/08/30/dinosaurs-proclaim-stop-national-service-extinction/616275001/

It is a daunting time in the fight against HIV. But there are tools - like advocacy - that we know work. Private philant...
08/16/2017

It is a daunting time in the fight against HIV. But there are tools - like advocacy - that we know work. Private philanthropy alone won’t be able to bridge the global funding gap, but its contributions will have a greater impact if they are focused on the things that have proven to be effective.

Read more in Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) ​Health Affairs​ post just out today. #FundAIDSFight #EndHIVinDC

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/08/11/fighting-hivaids-human-rights-focused-advocacy-is-more-critical-than-ever/

They're hereeeee! The 2017-2018 Health Corps team has officially arrived. It's day 2 of Pre-Service Orientation and they...
08/08/2017

They're hereeeee! The 2017-2018 Health Corps team has officially arrived. It's day 2 of Pre-Service Orientation and they're already learning how to do HIV testing. We're so excited for this year!!

#volunteerservice #EndHIVinDC

Join us September 18-19 for the 9th annual AIDS Philanthropy Summit! We will celebrate 30 years of bringing philanthropi...
07/28/2017
2017 AIDS Philanthropy Summit | Funders Concerned About AIDS

Join us September 18-19 for the 9th annual AIDS Philanthropy Summit!

We will celebrate 30 years of bringing philanthropic attention to the AIDS crisis with Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) and together, recommit to building the advocacy and infrastructure needed to support those affected by HIV.

#FCAA #ReigniteTheFight

http://www.fcaaids.org/what-we-do/convenings/annual-summit/2017-summit/

2017 AIDS Philanthropy Summit September 18-19, 2017 Washington, D.C. REGISTER TODAY! AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE! NEW! OPENING PLENARY ANNOUNCED Each year, FCAA convenes funders to network and share best practices as part of its ongoing efforts to end AIDS by increasing the amount and impact of philanthrop...

Where has the time gone?! WAP spent today celebrating the 2016-2017 Health Corps team. Their last day at their host agen...
07/05/2017

Where has the time gone?! WAP spent today celebrating the 2016-2017 Health Corps team.

Their last day at their host agencies is Friday, and then they're off to their next adventure! Graduate school for some, full-time jobs for others. We are so proud of them!!

#volunteerservice #EndHIV

Members of the Health Corps team volunteering at the Joyful Food Market last week with Martha's Table. Check out their e...
06/19/2017

Members of the Health Corps team volunteering at the Joyful Food Market last week with Martha's Table.

Check out their events for healthy and fresh produce and recipes!

#volunteerservice #marthastable

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