ESCALATE: Ending Stigma through Collaboration and Lifting All to Empowerment

ESCALATE will focus on reducing HIV stigma at the individual, organizational, and systemic levels by training participants in the 57 jurisdictions in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) Initiative. The focus will be on stigma experienced by transgender/gender nonconforming individuals, men who have sex with men, and the Black/African-American community.

NMAC partners include NORC, Abt Associates, TRX Development, and the University of Chicago.

Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Ace Robinson, MHL, MPH
Project Director
Charles Shazor
Project Manager
Shantà Gray
Project Coordinator

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
LaQuanta P. Smalley, MPH, BSN, RN, CPN
PO Title
Nurse Consultant – Clinical & Quality Branch
PO Phone
(301) 443-0995


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: NMAC

Project Period: 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2024