“NMAC brings together diverse communities impacted by HIV so we are stronger
together. We’ve fought beside you for 30 years, and will continue to serve those
populations most impacted by the HIV epidemic.”
– Paul Kawata, Executive Director
Fighting for Health Equity
NMAC believes that all people living with HIV or at risk should have affordable and fair access to high-quality health care. That’s why it fights tirelessly for racial justice and health equity within communities of color. NMAC, formerly the National Minority AIDS Council, was founded over 30 years ago. Today it promotes treatment and prevention, trains community organizations, inspires leadership, and advocates for people living with HIV. NMAC “leads with race” – that means it doesn’t shy away from exploring the impact of race on health equity. In the same spirit of acknowledging diversity, NMAC wants people with disabilities to feel included and served. Together with eSSENTIAL Accessibility, NMAC is ensuring that its online content is barrier-free, and is offering downloadable assistive technology to make it easier for people with disabilities to go online.
A Diversity Of Programs
NMAC’s initiatives are delivered with innovation and compassion. It provides capacity building assistance to community and health organizations through LINC – the Linking and Integrating Networks for Collaboration program. In this way, NMAC is making certain that valuable services throughout the community remain available and sustainable. NMAC increases HIV health literacy among service providers working directly with vulnerable communities of color. It also engages with federal legislators to promote evidence-based policy.
Opportunities And Resources
Are you passionate about carrying out the urgent work of NMAC, partnering with other organizations, and helping to achieve racial justice in health care? NMAC has job opportunities for well-organized, detail-oriented individuals who possess strong communication skills. NMAC also posts and shares resources of interest to those who want to make a difference. Look online for publications, articles, webinars and upcoming events. NMAC believes that sharing information is sharing power!
Building Tomorrow’s Leaders
NMAC is working to end the HIV epidemic in America by cultivating leadership in the community. The many opportunities it offers for empowerment and skills training include the HIV and PrEP Navigation Program, which allows individuals to reduce barriers to HIV prevention and treatment in their own communities. NMAC’s dynamic, intergenerational Leadership Pipeline program trains tomorrow’s advocates, encouraging participation from groups such as youth, transgender women of color, and people over 50.