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 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.
PrEP Workgroup: The Miami PrEP Workgroup meeting is a platform for community advocates and providers to collaborate and use capacity building to create a local service model for PrEP/nPEP in Miami-Dade County. This group focuses on building relationships among providers and increasing uptake for the appropriate clients. During the last two years, this initiative has focused on strategic planning, capacity building, resource sharing, and opportunities for networking. The members have collaborated to create a county-wide PrEP/nPEP referral card, provide input on a local PrEP/nPEP strategic plan, gather community feedback with forums and town halls, and utilize each other as a support system when implementing nPEP/PrEP services. The utilization of a workgroup demonstrates how one local area is coming together for community engagement that has created a local service model yielding outcomes that have generated opportunities for the community to access PrEP and increase uptake.
Hispanic Initiative (Iniciativa Hispana): The Hispanic Initiative’s goal is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS within the Hispanic community living in Miami Dade County through business, community outreach, and prevention education. The group plans, develops and implements innovative strategies on HIV/AIDSeducation and prevention for the Hispanic community in Miami Dade County through culturally sensitive and indigenous approaches, meeting their needs through service provider’s referrals, community referrals, community building and information sharing and dissemination.
Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) Miami-Dade Chapter: The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) Miami-Dade Chapter is a collaborative of providers serving Black Americans with HIV, linking them to care and treatment, strengthening leadership, connecting influential peers and raising awareness around advocacy, HIV science, treatment and literacy in Black communities. The goal is to inform, network, train, and coordinate actions to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care, improve health outcomes, reduce HIV related disparities, and plan activities to achieve a more coordinated response to the HIV epidemic in Miami-Dade County.