Our first guest is Dr. Donna McCree, associate director for health equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention she will talk about the critical role of increasing HIVtesting as part of the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic and what everyone can do to support this goal.
Donna Hubbard McCree, PhD, MPH, RPh, is the inaugural associate director for health equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The DHAP Office of Health Equity was established in September 2010 to provide leadership on understanding the determinants of and strategies for addressing HIV and AIDS-related health inequities. Prior to accepting this position, she was Team Leader/Behavioral Scientist, Intervention Research Team, Prevention Research Branch, DHAP, NCHHSTP, where she led a 22-member multidisciplinary group of scientists including postdoctoral fellows and Commissioned Corp Officers charged with using the epidemiological and surveillance data to develop, conduct, and evaluate the efficacy of new and previously untested behavioral interventions for populations most at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. She was also a Behavioral Scientist and Fellow in the Division of STD Prevention, Behavioral Interventions and Research Branch, NCHHSTP, CDC.
Our next guest is Charles Coleman Jr., Civil Rights Attorney and Activist. He will be discussing the The Black Superhero Project. 10 cities. 10 service projects. And a ripple effect of change. The Black Superhero Project is an ambitious initiative being undertaken by CFC40 and its founder, Charles F. Coleman Jr. Charles is a civil rights attorney and activist who has decided to challenge himself and others in the spirit of leading where you are. He is setting out to complete 10 different service projects in 10 different communities across the country. Each project will involve collaborations between Charles’ CFC40 non-profit and other community-based organizations in different cities to target specific demographics that are uniquely affected.
A central premise of The Black Superhero Project is that we all should “Do Our Part.” Accordingly, we have consistently been able to rely on an array of donated services and products at a reduced cost, or without any cost at all. The ask is simple and straightforward. A Day of Inclusion will be the ﬁrst activation that involves as many state and local agencies. For more information please visit www.cfc40.com