Urban Coalition for HIVAIDS Prevention Services

Urban Coalition for HIVAIDS Prevention Services UCHAPS is a coalition of community orgs and health departments from urban jurisdictions most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. Key Activities Peer Technical Assistance Enhances Local Programs: UCHAPS coordinates peer technical assistance (TA) and technology transfer activities among its member jurisdictions.

Aimed at enhancing programs in participating jurisdictions and beyond, the TA focuses on topics of particular interest in urban areas and reflects pressing and innovative issues. UCHAPS shares information, ideas and resources gathered through TA presentations with a broader audience through its website and at national conferences. Best Practices Synthesize On-the-Ground Experience: As HIV prevention pioneers, UCHAPS members are often on the leading edge of responding to HIV prevention priorities and challenges. Using knowledge and lessons learned through members’ experiences, UCHAPS prepares best practice documents to support program development and implementation within its membership and beyond. Visit uchaps.org for best practices on syringe access and transgender HIV prevention, with others to be added. Collective Experiences and Data Inform Federal Initiatives: UCHAPS provides input and feedback to officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal agencies with a focus on the HIV prevention-related needs and experiences of urban jurisdictions. UCHAPS representatives are active in CDC advisory bodies, having served on those related to HIV testing guidelines in non-medical settings, community planning guidance, expanding testing initiatives, and program collaboration and service integration, among others. UCHAPS collective discussions with federal public health leaders have helped to identify problems and solutions, gain better understanding of varying perspectives, and develop strategies for moving forward. Educating Policymakers Builds Support for HIV Prevention: UCHAPS is committed to building support for a robust and well-funded national HIV prevention response. UCHAPS provides public comment before federal advisory bodies, educates lawmakers and their staffs about urban HIV prevention needs and resources, and participates in efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS strategy at the federal, state, and local levels.

Aimed at enhancing programs in participating jurisdictions and beyond, the TA focuses on topics of particular interest in urban areas and reflects pressing and innovative issues. UCHAPS shares information, ideas and resources gathered through TA presentations with a broader audience through its website and at national conferences. Best Practices Synthesize On-the-Ground Experience: As HIV prevention pioneers, UCHAPS members are often on the leading edge of responding to HIV prevention priorities and challenges. Using knowledge and lessons learned through members’ experiences, UCHAPS prepares best practice documents to support program development and implementation within its membership and beyond. Visit uchaps.org for best practices on syringe access and transgender HIV prevention, with others to be added. Collective Experiences and Data Inform Federal Initiatives: UCHAPS provides input and feedback to officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal agencies with a focus on the HIV prevention-related needs and experiences of urban jurisdictions. UCHAPS representatives are active in CDC advisory bodies, having served on those related to HIV testing guidelines in non-medical settings, community planning guidance, expanding testing initiatives, and program collaboration and service integration, among others. UCHAPS collective discussions with federal public health leaders have helped to identify problems and solutions, gain better understanding of varying perspectives, and develop strategies for moving forward. Educating Policymakers Builds Support for HIV Prevention: UCHAPS is committed to building support for a robust and well-funded national HIV prevention response. UCHAPS provides public comment before federal advisory bodies, educates lawmakers and their staffs about urban HIV prevention needs and resources, and participates in efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS strategy at the federal, state, and local levels.

Mission: UCHAPS is dedicated to reducing mortality and morbidity, disparities in health outcomes and the incidence of new HIV infections and collaborates with allied organizations and federal partners towards reaching these common goals.

Is End to HIV Epidemic in Reach?
08/06/2019
Is End to HIV Epidemic in Reach?

Is End to HIV Epidemic in Reach?

Won't be easy, but it's possible 'everywhere' with the tools available, says HIV/AIDS advocate

The New Face of HIV and Treating the 'Hardly Reached'
08/05/2019
The New Face of HIV and Treating the 'Hardly Reached'

The New Face of HIV and Treating the 'Hardly Reached'

As the world's biggest HIV conference approaches, researchers, drug companies, and public agencies are questioning whether the clinical trial designs they've always used will actually end the epidemic.

08/02/2019

Scientists say they found a cure for HIV in some mice. Humans could be next. Learn more information about this recent discover at http://ow.ly/snYX50uVR4e

CDC: Most US adults have never been tested for HIV
08/01/2019
CDC: Most US adults have never been tested for HIV

CDC: Most US adults have never been tested for HIV

Less than 40% of the adult population in the United States has ever been tested for HIV, according to study findings published in MMWR. The CDC, which recommends that everyone aged 13 to 64 years be screened at least once in their lifetime, released the findings to coincide with National HIV Testing...

HIV vaccine nears clinical trial following new findings
07/31/2019
HIV vaccine nears clinical trial following new findings

HIV vaccine nears clinical trial following new findings

A promising vaccine that clears an HIV-like virus from monkeys is closer to human testing after a new, weakened version of the vaccine has been shown to provide similar protection as its original version.

Less than 40 percent of all U.S. adults have ever had HIV testing
07/30/2019
Less than 40 percent of all U.S. adults have ever had HIV testing

Less than 40 percent of all U.S. adults have ever had HIV testing

(HealthDay)—The percentage of U.S. adults undergoing HIV testing nationwide is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 27 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Trump administration: HIV status used to justify family separation at border
07/26/2019
Trump administration: HIV status used to justify family separation at border

Trump administration: HIV status used to justify family separation at border

As President Trump continues to praise his administration’s plan to beat the HIV epidemic by 2030, a top Trump administration official says an immigrant’s HIV status is enough to justify family separation at the border.

07/24/2019

Don't forget to check out our resource center for informative webinars on biomedical interventions, mathematical modeling for HIV planning, and much more. Watch our webinars at https://www.uchaps.org/resource-center-all

Implanted drug could someday prevent HIV infection
07/24/2019
Implanted drug could someday prevent HIV infection

Implanted drug could someday prevent HIV infection

Merck released research showing a potent new drug, implanted in a matchstick-sized rod under the skin, holds promise for shielding people from HIV. But it is years from market.

07/23/2019

Greater prevalence of anal cancer precursors for women living with HIV than prior reports. Read more about it at http://ow.ly/55F950uZwPV

Cherokee Nation partnership tackles HIV epidemic
07/22/2019
Cherokee Nation partnership tackles HIV epidemic

Cherokee Nation partnership tackles HIV epidemic

The federal government has set a goal of ending the HIV epidemic, and it's receiving the help of Cherokee Nation, as the tribe and Indian Health Services are launching a

Use of HIV Prevention Pill, PrEP, Rises 500%, Report Says
07/17/2019
Use of HIV Prevention Pill, PrEP, Rises 500%, Report Says

Use of HIV Prevention Pill, PrEP, Rises 500%, Report Says

Use of a daily pill to prevent HIV infection rose almost 500% from 2014 to 2017, according to new research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a third of people at risk of HIV infection are now protected with the medication, which is more than 90% effec...

I Am Life Campaign works to lower HIV rates in Houston
07/16/2019
I Am Life Campaign works to lower HIV rates in Houston

I Am Life Campaign works to lower HIV rates in Houston

HIV rates have shot up 10% in the last 10 years in Houston. The Houston Health Department is raising awareness about how our community to stop this by preventing disease through their "I Am Life" Campaign.   

Johnson & Johnson to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe
07/16/2019
Johnson & Johnson to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe

Johnson & Johnson to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is set to test an experimental HIV vaccine in the U.S. and Europe sometime this year, the company confirmed with CNBC.

07/16/2019

It's not too late! You still have time to make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2560783 and AmazonSmile donates to Urban Coalition for HIV-AIDS Prevention Services!

A Frightening Number of Americans Have Never Gotten Tested for HIV
07/15/2019
A Frightening Number of Americans Have Never Gotten Tested for HIV

A Frightening Number of Americans Have Never Gotten Tested for HIV

Fewer than 40 percent of Americans have ever gotten HIV testing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates are even lower in states with rural areas where the disease is disproportionately more common.

UCHAPS will be hosting a Health Communication workshop on August 20, focusing on methods to create health communication ...
07/12/2019
Public Health Leadership Training Series

UCHAPS will be hosting a Health Communication workshop on August 20, focusing on methods to create health communication materials that are relevant, culturally appropriate, and accessible. Register here: http://ow.ly/qxfM50uy4Ic

This in-person training series in Washington, DC aims to equip participants with the leadership skills to achieve results in the field of public health. 

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