Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Streaking into 2015 and Beyond

Awareness Day Activities 2015 Launch

Delta AIDS Education & Training will be hosting an event in commemoration of National Black
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 6, 2015, 9 am- 2pm, in the Cox Building, 100 Rock Street in the Rivermarket.  This year's theme of 'I am my Brother's and Sister's Keeper," continues to echo the challenge that each of us should be active participant in both starting and having conversations around HIV and AIDS.  
The event will feature area experts and clinicians speaking to the changing landscape of health care and it's impact on those living with HIV and AIDS in Arkansas. For more info on the free registration contact: Sylvana Niciteretse MPH,BS,BA ,AETC Health and HIV Educator, Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center, www.deltaaetc.org or 870-535-3062 ext 103.
In recognizing Black HIV Awareness Day 2015, Arkansas RAPPS, a Community Connector contractor will hosting it's second Impact Summit session scheduled for February 12, 2015, at The Centre at University Park (6401 West 12th Street), 10 am - 2pm in the Multi-purpose room.
Joining organizers in facilitating the meeting will be Mr. Ezell Breedlove, Program Consultant of the Department of Human Services Division of Community Service & Non Profit Support. His presentation will offer insights on organizational management systems and highlight obstacles to achieving agency sustainability. 
Concurrent to this session there will be free HIV Testing open to the general public within the facility, additional Community Connectors will be invited to share specifics on their concepts and other health related information will be available.
A complimentary lunch and beverages will be provided to participants. The impact session has limited seating up to 30 individuals. RSVP's must be forwarded by January 26th at nealix101@comcast.net.  For more information you may reach out to 501-349-7777
LinQ for Life Moves Forward
The emerging entity LinQ for Life has alerted COP 24/7 that it has filed all of its organizing
documents as a certified organization recognized by the Secretary of State's Office. According to Mr. Lee Brown, Founder, CEO, the entity also has submitted its application to obtain its 501c 3 IRS designation.  "I am very excited and optimistic as our efforts have moved at such a fast pace," said Brown. " It's been one heck of start up even with a few miss steps along the way. No matter, It's happening nonetheless." he concluded.
The group also created a social media page as well as its on website ( www.linqforlife.com) which outlines the organizational vision and mission. "All of this has been supported as I've learned much in the last couple of years. Plus I've had many experts to collaborate with that have offered me so much insight and assistance. Also there still so much to strategize and plan for 2015 and I'm particularly anticipating being a designated 2015 AHF Condom Nation partner and Community Connector contractor through the Arkansas Department of Health."
Currently LinQ for Life has plans for an impending "Beyond the Red Ribbon," campaign launch set for February 1, which will seek to re-imagine the symbolic "red ribbon" as a means of addressing many other social determinants that impact those living with HIV and AIDS. Also on the drawing board is a "Red Light," party with a purpose also coming in February as well as sights on establishing a "The LinQ House," a retreat which will serve as a destination for those seeking information or navigation to care and possibly a future emergency domicile.
 LINQ for Life was founded to continue the statewide need in Arkansas to increase the health literacy around HIV and AIDS, meanwhile serving as a catalyst to coordinate linkage to care services, provide innovative intervention and prevention programming and building micro-enterprises to support our efforts. Donations and additional information can be found at www.linqforlife.com
We are always seeking individuals to be apart of our Circle of Friends. Support this platform in its ongoing outreach and communications effort across Arkansas and beyond! Do it Today! Can we count on you?

No comments: