ACRIA and Amida Care To Co-host White House ONAP Listening Sessions

ACRIA and Amida Care will cohost two “A Dialogue for Life” forums led by Douglas Brooks, the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. They offer an opportunity to learn more about the efforts of AIDS organizations, consumers, and advocates to advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, increase access to care under the Affordable Care Act, and to address Ryan White and HOPWA funding needs.

These forums are open to the public in order to engage as many consumers, providers, and adovcates as possible about the innovations, successes and challenges faced in the fight against HIV in New York.

The first session will be held in Upper Manhattan and will focus on how these matters afect NYC, particularly Harlem, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx. The second will be held in central Brooklyn, focused on Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Thursday August 7, 2014                                    
1:30pm – 4:30pm
The Schomburg Center  
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
New York, NY 10037

Subway: 2 or 3 train to 135th St.
MTA Bus: M7, M102 to 135th St.

Friday August 8, 2014
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Brooklyn Law School
205 State Street, 22nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall Station
M, R to Court Street Station
A, C, F to Jay Street-Borough Hall Station
To attend, please RSVP here:

Or email: or call 844-304-8765

Community cosponsors include: ACACIA Network, ACT UP New York, ASCNYC, APICHA, Baily House, BOOM!Health, Bridging Access to Care, Callen Lorde Community Health Center, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Empire State Pride Agenda, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Harlem United, HELP/PSI, Hispanic AIDS Forum, Housing Works, Iris House, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Legal Action Center, Legal Services NYC, LGBT Community Center, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Project Hospitality, St. Mary’s Center, SUNY Downstate, Village Care, William F. Ryan Community Health Network