Minority AIDS Initiative

Minority AIDS Initiative

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) was established by Congress to improve access to high quality HIV services and reduce disparities in health outcomes among racial and ethnic minorities, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders and American Indians. PAETC receives dedicated funding through the Ryan White program to develop activities specifically to meet the needs of these hardly reached, vulnerable populations.

Funds are used to:

  • Train clinicians from racial and/or ethnic communities to become providers of quality HIV services
  • Prepare providers serving ethnic and racial minorities to provide high quality and culturally responsive HIV engagement and care
  • Increase the capacity of organizations (e.g., community health centers, correctional facilities, mental health facilities, substance abuse programs) to provide HIV testing, prevention and care services to highly impacted minority populations.
  • MAI-focused programs are delivered by the local partners of Pacific AETC are designed to address local needs. Contact the local partner in your area for specific information about local initiatives.

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