Sunday, March 7, 2010

HIV Best Practices Summit

National HIV Best Practices Summit:

LGBTQ Youth of Color and HIV Prevention

May 11-14, 2010 - Washington, DC


The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is convening a national summit for

HIV/AIDS and youth service program managers who are currently working with youth of color and/or LGBTQ youth to share best practices with colleagues and be trained in using NYAC’s You Know Different social marketing campaign. At this Summit, NYAC hopes to achieve the following:

1) Best practice sharing and national HIV service provider networking:

Allow 10 organizational representatives doing similar work to from across the country share their successes and problem solve challenges in HIV prevention and outreach to LGBTQ youth of color

2) Build a cohort of agencies utilizing You Know Different: All participants will be trained in social marketing and specifically, the You Know Different social marketing campaign created by NYAC.

Participants can look forward to receiving training on social marketing as an outreach tool, using social networks to recruit peers for HIV testing and best practices in program design for LGBTQ youth of color. This summit is designed as a capacity-building, professional development, and deep networking opportunity for program managers and supervisors who serve LGBTQ youth of color in HIV prevention and related fields.


The summit will involve two and a half days of intensive training, best practice sharing, team building, strategizing, and problem-solving activities. Participants will be asked to present a “best practice presentation” from their agency or own work experience in HIV prevention and outreach to LGBTQ youth of color. NYAC intends to develop a best practice publication highlighting the accomplishments of participating organizations. NYAC is covering all expenses for this summit, including hotel, travel and meals. Each participant will also receive a $150 stipend to assist with ground transportation and miscellaneous expenses.


To be eligible for this summit, applicants must be currently functioning in a program managerial or supervisor role in the delivery of HIV prevention and outreach at a community-based organization or AIDS service organization. All applicants must be willing and able to travel to Washington, DC for the summit and committed to preparing a 30-minute presentation to share as their “best practice.” Persons who identify as LGBTQ, youth, and/or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity!

Learn More HERE

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