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HIV and the Politics of Race: The Minority AIDS Initiative at 25

Department & Center Events

A HOPE Challenge Event, presented by the Center for Health Disparities, BSPH Department of Health Policy & Management

Friday, December 1, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Hopkins Bloomberg Center in DC
Past Event

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), an equity-centered legislative initiative to close racial and ethnic gaps in HIV was created in 1998 by Congresswoman Maxine Waters in partnership with HIV advocates and administrators representing communities of color negatively affected by HIV. This year marks the 25th anniversary of that legislation.

Join the Department of Health Policy & Management and Center for Health Disparities for an engaging and thought-provoking event to explore how the politics of affirmative action has affected MAI’s ability to promote effective HIV prevention and care strategies in communities of color, why racial-, ethnic-, and linguistic-specific public health interventions work in racial, ethnic, and target populations, and how the public health and legal communities can work together to save lives.

This is the first in a four-part series put on by the Health Opportunities for Policy Equity (HOPE) Challenge, a collaborative initiative created by the Center for Health Disparities to leverage federal policy solutions to close racial and ethnic health disparities.

 Doors will open at 08:00 AM (EST) while the event will kick off at 09:00 AM (EST). 

Continental Breakfast will be provided.