Welcome to the Southern AIDS Coalition’s Advocacy Action Center
Our activity in public health advocacy is incredibly strong at the national, state, and local levels. Not only do we have some amazing partnerships, but we also sit in some very high seats, allowing us to make lasting policy changes for people living with HIV and those possibly at risk of this epidemic.
Federal, State, and Local Advocacy
Our work at the federal level is continually increasing as we support policies that help reduce HIV-related health disparities and enhance health benefits for people living with HIV, or those who may be at risk for HIV in the South.
We are a part of the AIDS United Public Policy Council (PPC), which brings together organizations from across the United States to advocate for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. This is a huge benefit of being a member of SAC. In addition, we are involved in the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP), a coalition of local, regional, and national organizations advocating for progressive federal HIV/AIDS legislation and policy in the United States.
Our local advocacy allows us to organize grassroots efforts to support and directly impact health and wellness in our communities. At SAC, we remain committed to the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in all aspects of the response to the epidemic. That's why we are leading the charge to ensure that people living with HIV in the South are engaged and their voices continue to be heard.
Our HIV/AIDS Networks in the Deep South (HANDS) state-based advocacy networks work as members of the Southern AIDS Coalition to change local, state, and federal legislation. Our HANDS Networks also facilitate workshops, connect people living with HIV to each other and build their capacity to advocate and host state-based advocacy days.
Policy Action Center
The Southern AIDS Coalition Advocacy Action Center keeps you informed on important HIV/AIDS issues and gives you the tools you need to be a successful HIV advocate.