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 4-5 days long, and cover topics such as leadership, HIV prevention and treatment, public health, advocacy skills, trauma and more. There are breakout sessions for planning, improving and delivering of RWHAP services. Residents within 50 miles of the city in which the training is hosted will receive a stipend for travel reimbursement.
Participation is limited, apply now:
Year 3 – Training 10 – Virtual
|Black Women||Aug. 7–11, 2023|
|Year 4, Training One - In Person||
Midwest – Chicago, IL
|Sept. 25–29, 2023|
|Year 4, Training 2 - Virtual||Open to All (OTA)||Oct. 23–27, 2023|
|Year 4 – Training 3 – In Person||Puerto Rico
|Nov. 13–17, 2023|
|Year 4 – Training 4
- In Person
|Southern - Atlanta, GA||Jan. 8–12, 2024|
|Year 4, - Training 5 – In Person||Eastern - New York||Feb. 12–16, 2024|
|Year 4 – Training 6 – In-Person||Midwest – Chicago, IL||
Mar. 11–15, 2024
|Year 4 – Training 7 – In-Person||Pacific - Los Angeles, CA||Apr. 1–5, 2024|
|Year 4 – Training 8 – In-Person||Pacific - Los Angeles, CA
|Apr. 1–5, 2024|
|Year 4 – Training 9 – In-Person||Eastern - Washington D.C.||May 13–17, 2024|
|Year 4 – Training 10 – In-Person||Southern -Dallas TX||June 10–14, 2024|
|Year 4 – Training 11 – Virtual||Espanol Latinx||July 22–26, 2024|
|Year 4 – Training 12 – Virtual - Native||Open to All (OTA)||Aug 5–9, 2024|
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.