Category Archives: Advocacy
November 28, 2012: SASI has released a new report SASI Update-The Continuing HIV Crisis in the US South—an update to last year’s report that highlights the continued disproportionate effect of HIV in the US South. Click here to read SASI’s press release, calling … Continue reading
SASI’s Report Cited in the FCAA/EFG Report, “U.S. and European Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2011”
November 9, 2012: SASI’s report was recently cited in the report, U.S. and European Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2011, by Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) and the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG). This report highlights the gaps in the South, which has the highest rate … Continue reading
September 28, 2012: Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that 8 states, including 6 southern states (GA, LA, MS, NC, TN, VA), were awarded $14.2 million … Continue reading
Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) Steering Committee members Gwen Bampfield, Carolyn McAllaster, Sharon DeCuir, Deadra Malloy, Kathie Hiers, and Valerie Mincey participated in the Congressional Roundtables focused on the Southern HIV epidemic on June 19, 2012. The Roundtables, sponsored by AIDS … Continue reading
McAllaster presents Webinar: “Focusing White House Attention on the HIV Epidemic in the South” for Farmworker Justice
On June 13, 2012, SASI Director, Carolyn McAllaster, presented a webinar entitled “Focusing White House Attention on the HIV Epidemic in the South” for Farmworker Justice. McAllaster discussed the findings of the SASI Research Report, HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the South Reaches … Continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a 3-year, $44 million, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on June 8, 2012 focused largely on Deep South States with the goal of reducing HIV-related deaths and related health disparities among racial … Continue reading
The official trailer for deepsouth, a feature-length documentary about HIV in the American South featuring SASI Steering Committee member, Kathie Hiers, has just been released. Please share the link and like the film on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deepsouthfilm.
Eighty-eight national, state, and community-based organizations have signed on to SASI’s Call to Action urging the Administration to create a State of the South Task Force. See the list of Sign-on Organizations here.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Hank Johnson circulate Sign-on letter Supporting Enhanced Responses to HIV/AIDS for Women and Southern US States
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (California) and Congressman Hank Johnson (Georgia) are circulating a Sign-on Letter to Members of Congress highlighting the HIV epidemic among women and especially in the southern United States. SASI’s report, HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the South Reaches Crisis Proportions … Continue reading