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Community Mobilization / National & Regional

The Commission is dedicated to mobilizing Latino groups and community leaders, building broad based consensus, and advocating at all levels of government. In addition, advocacy training is provided to grassroots organizations throughout the U.S.

The Commission accomplishes its advocacy efforts through the following programs:

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

This is the Commission's hallmark awareness initiative to draw attention to the critical role HIV testing and prevention education plays in stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among Latino communities. Annually on October 15, the Commission mobilizes more than 350 community organizations in over 250 cities across the country to host HIV testing, education and prevention initiatives.
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National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day

The National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD) is a collective movement aimed at educating and mobilizing Hispanic/Latino communities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island to increase their awareness and of knowledge viral hepatitis and its high prevalence in our communities. It is a national community mobilization and social messaging campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino community in efforts to provide education, raise viral hepatitis awareness, promote hepatitis screening, prevention, treatment and care, and ensure that our communities are aware that there is a cure.
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Zero Homophobia / Zero Transphobia

The campaign is an initiative to create awareness about the negative effects of homophobia and transphobia in society, particularly in the Hispanic community. It aims to create discussion and action at different levels, such as schools, houses of worships, work places, health care settings, and most importantly, family.
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Quick Link to Programs
HIV Testing at the Commission HIV Testing (EIS)
Free, Confidential HIV Rapid Testing. Results obtained in minutes. Pre and post test counseling session.
Hands United - Manos Unidas: Assisting community-based organizations in developing prevention programs Hands United
Assisting community-based organizations in targeting, developing and sustaining HIV prevention programs for vulnerable populations.
Mpowerment Project: A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in NYC. Oasis Wellness Center
OASIS aims to reduce new infections, increase access to care and promote health equity in our communities.
NLAAD - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day promotes HIV testing and prevention education nationwide.
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