National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing in Native communities through educational materials and use of marketing strategies.
Goals and Objectives
Encourage Native people to get educated and to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their community;
Work together to encourage testing options and HIV counseling in Native communities;
Help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians) across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV and AIDS.
NNHAAD was founded in 2007 by three collaborating agencies whom at the time were called the National Native Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Network, which included Commitment to Action for 7th-Generation Awareness & Educations [CA7AE], Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. [ITCA], and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center [NNAAPC]. The three network agencies were funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] to provide capacity building assistance to Native organizations, tribes, state health departments and any other organization serving Native populations. Since the founding of NNHAAD, the collaborative partnership has grown to include Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., Begay Consulting, Center for Prevention and Wellness, Council Oaks Training and Evaluation, Inc., ETR's Community Impact Solutions Project, Florida Department of Health - HIV Section, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Northwest Portland Indian Health Board, as well as a twelve member materials review committee to review all products developed for NNHAAD.
In support of NNHAAD, the National Native CBA Network presented resolution SAC-06-002 to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in October of 2006. The resolution was approved for support of the National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day held on March 21, 2007.
To view the official resolution, please click on the following link: NCAI Support the National American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The coordination of NNHAAD is a combined effort between the following collaborating agencies: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., Begay Consulting, CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, Center for Prevention and Wellness, Council Oaks Training and Evaluation, Inc., ETR's Community Impact Solutions Project, Florida Department of Health - HIV Section, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), Northwest Portland Indian Health Board and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
These organizations work together to enhance the planning and delivery of services related to NNHAAD, as well as to coordinate the development of NNHAAD educational and marketing materials.
To ensure continued collaboration conference calls are held monthly to discuss the ongoing needs of the community, as well as the committee members, to deliver finished and effective products.
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
1031 33rd Street, Suite 270
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 382-2248 Fax
Contact: None designated
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.