Engage Leadership through Employment, Validation, and Advancing Transformation and Equity for persons with HIV
ELEVATE is founded upon the Denver Principles.
ELEVATE builds on the achievements of HRSA and RWHAP training programs and incorporates their features into a single project.
Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the ELEVATE program is to build the capacity of Persons With HIV (PWH) to be meaningfully involved in the planning, delivering, and improving of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) services.
ELEVATE will address needs in workforce recruitment, development, and advancement for PWH in populations 50+, Young Black Men, transgender/gender non-conforming (T/GNC), Latinx, and the recovery community. ELEVATE will bring forth an increased initiative in these communities hit hard by HIV so that self-awareness and self-advocacy will grow, while supporting the four goals of the HIV National Strategic Plan.
ELEVATE will have three components to best meet the needs of the targeted community members most at risk from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program community and participants within the 57 EHE in the U.S jurisdictions: Leadership Training, Coaching for PWH, and Web-based resources. This work will be accomplished through interrelated activities across the five partnering organizations.
Each ELEVATE training will consist of 75% people with HIV and 25% RWHAP. Individuals participating in the ELEVATE training must be persons with HIV (people with HIV/PWH) aligned with a RWHAP Recipient and Subrecipient.
To participate in the ELEVATE Program one must meet the following criteria:
- Employed by RWHAP
- Member of Planning Bodies or Planning Councils
- Member of Consumer, Community, and Patient Advisory Boards
- Director from the Boards of RWHAP
- Member of Clinical Quality Management Teams or Committees
- Other PWH aligned with a RWHAP seeking greater involvement
Training Schedule & Applications
Training sessions are 3-5 days long, and cover topics such as leadership, HIV prevention and treatment, public health, advocacy skills, and more. There are special sessions for key demographic groups.
Participation is limited, apply now:
Year 3, Training One - In Person
|Southern - Jackson, MS||Sept. 12-16, 2022||20 Participants 75% people with HIV, 25% RWHAP|
|Year 3, Training Two - Virtual||Latinx Espanol||Sept. 26-30, 2022||25 Participants 75% people with HIV, 25% RWHAP|
|Year 3, Training Three
- In Person
|Eastern - New York, NY||Nov. 7-11, 2022||20 Participants 75% people with HIV, 25% RWHAP|
|Year 3 – Training 4 – Virtual||MSM||Jan. 23 -27, 2023|
|Year 3 – Training 5
- In Person
|Pacific NW – Oakland CA Espanol Latinx||Feb. 6th – 10th, 2023|
|Year 3 - Training 6 – Virtual||Cis Gender, Hetero||Apr. 3 – 7th, 2023|
|Year 3 – Training 7
|Midwest – Detroit, MI||
May 8th – 12th, 2023
|Year 3 – Training 8 – Virtual||T/GNC||June 5th – 9th, 2023|
|Year 3 – Training 9 – Virtual||Espanol Latinx||July 10th – 14th, 2023|
|Year 3 – Training 10 – Virtual||Black Women||August 7th – 11th, 2023|
NMAC will lead ELEVATE in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the Latino Commission on AIDS.
- NMAC: Stigma reduction experts
- JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.: Webinar content experts
- The Associations of Nurses in AIDS Care: Continuing Education experts
- Latino Commission on AIDS: Language justice experts
- ICF: Project evaluation
ELEVATE is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $796,749.00 with 100 percentage funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.