Community Mobilization / National & Regional

The Commission is dedicated to mobilizing Latino groups and community leaders, building broad based consensus, and advocating at all levels of government. In addition, advocacy training is provided to grassroots organizations throughout the U.S. 

The Commission accomplishes its advocacy efforts through the following programs:

Community Development Initiatives / Health Policy

A community mobilization program focused on creating an AIDS Leadership Coalition (ALC) and Setting the Agenda Coalition (SAC). The commission’s ALC, encourages CBOs serving Latino communities to develop an agenda of the top health policy issues affecting the health of Latinos in New York City and community mobilization through NLAAD.
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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

This is the Commission’s hallmark awareness initiative to draw attention to the critical role HIV testing and prevention education plays in stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among Latino communities. Annually on October 15, the Commission mobilizes more than 350 community organizations in over 250 cities across the country to host HIV testing, education and prevention initiatives.
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