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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Community Prevention

The Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA) initiative supports and advances the mission of the CDC's domestic HIV prevention goals by encouraging and supporting the private sector, education, initiatives, leadership, and health promotions activities.

BRTA is a domestic public-private partnership that works to:

  • Foster partnership among businesses and labor union on HIV/AIDS issues
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive individuals and those affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Enhance personal commitment, ethics and civic responsibility among private sector leaders on HIV/AIDS issues
  • Promote education, awareness, and action about HIV/AIDS within the private sector

The Faith Responds to AIDS (FRTA) initiative empowers and mobilizes Faith Based Organizations to address HIV/AIDS issues in Miami-Dade County.

The Sistas Organizing to Survive (SOS) is an initiative mobilizing black women in the fight against HIV/AIDS by encouraging women to get tested where they live, work, play and worship.

The Miami Collaborative MSM Workgroup brings together MSM and Men’s Health Coordinators around the state of Florida to serve as the link between community members in the Gay Men’s Workgroup, Transgender Workgroup, and other advisory councils. The MSM Collaborative specifically works with community partners to enhance stakeholder engagement.

2014 The Miami Collaborative MSM Workgroup Meeting
August 27th - (2PM to 4PM)
September 24th - (2PM to 4PM)
October 29th - (2PM to 4PM)

The “Test Miami” initiative is an unprecedented collaborative effort between the Miami-Dade County Health Department and Florida Department of Health, HIV counselors, community-based organizations, private and public sector, faith-based organizations, health care providers, University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS Research, Florida International University School of Public Health and the School of Journalism, Nova Southeastern University, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, city, county, state and national officials and concerned citizens that aims to:

1. Promote routine HIV testing by physicians
2. Improve Miami-Dade residents’ understanding of HIV
3. Reduce the transmission of HIV

For additional information regarding any of these initiatives, please visit: or call 305-643-7420.