Washington–(business wire)–Today, on World AIDS Day, the Health Action Alliance and ViiV Healthcare announced the launch of US Business Action to End, a new coalition of companies committed to accelerating progress to end HIV in the United States by 2030. Announcing the launch of HIV. Ada Health, Avita, BLK, Chispa, CVS Health, Gilead Sciences, Healthvana, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, OraSure Technologies, The Powell Companies Real, Tinder, Uber, ViiV Healthcare, Walgreens and Walmart are founding member organizations of the coalition.
The launch of the coalition is part of the White House’s World AIDS Day celebrations. Business Actions to End HIV in the United States was shaped in response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. By leveraging the influence and expertise of the private sector, this coalition will bring new impetus to an effort once thought impossible – the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. is.
This new coalition, initiated by ViiV Healthcare, health action alliance, the nation’s largest private sector network of employers operating at the intersection of business and public health. The Health Action Alliance network includes more than 5,500 of his employers, including 225 of the Fortune 1000, and collectively he employs more than 25 million US workers.
Lynn Baxter, Senior Vice President and Head of ViiV Healthcare North America, said: “Through this partnership, ViiV Healthcare will combine her innovation and expertise as the only company dedicated to HIV with the leadership and energy of other member companies to create a holistic approach to ending HIV. ”
Private sector and HIV community leaders identify opportunities for employers to close gaps and accelerate progress to help end HIV, particularly by focusing on equitable access to prevention and treatment tools. Did. By joining the Coalition, companies commit to at least one of her six actions. Educate workers and combat HIV stigma in the workplace. Strengthening HIV coverage and non-discrimination policies for employees. Advocate for improved HIV policies and systemic change. Leverage their capacity to implement innovative strategies in communities most affected by HIV. Provides funding to strengthen the coalition’s public health response.
The Health Action Alliance will provide free communication tools, resources for employers and workers, educational events, training and coaching, and technical support to build public-private partnerships in communities most affected by HIV. and supports corporate partners.
“Eradicating HIV in the United States is within our reach. Dramatically reducing transmission, combating stigma and homophobia, and improving the lives of people living with HIV, said Stephen Massey, managing director of the Health Action Alliance and co-founder of Meteorite. “We applaud our founding member companies and partners for joining this new coalition and look forward to reaching out to more employers across the country who share our vision for health equity and an HIV-free future.” We will work with community leaders and public health partners to learn from each other and work together across sectors to achieve the greatest impact.”
More than 40 years into the HIV epidemic, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are now living with HIV, with nearly 35,000 new infections each year.
Despite breakthroughs in HIV prevention and treatment, services do not reach everyone in need equally. Due to stigma, homophobia, discrimination and other structural factors, black, Latino and LGBTQ+ communities continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, particularly in urban and southern areas, and lack access to prevention and treatment services. We are facing barriers to access.
By engaging the private sector and focusing on health equity, America’s business actions to end HIV will strengthen prevention and treatment infrastructure and build links with communities that need it most. intended to be
Companies interested in joining the coalition should visit healthaction.org/endhiv or email endHIV@healthaction.org.
About Health Action Alliance
The Health Action Alliance is a joint initiative of the Ad Council, CDC Foundation, de Beaumont Foundation, National Safety Council, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is affiliated with Meteorite. Our free tools, training, and events help employers large and small address evolving health challenges, improve worker health, and work with public health partners to create more Helps build strong and healthy communities.Click here for details healthaction.org.
About ViiV Healthcare
ViiV Healthcare is a global HIV-focused company founded in November 2009 by GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) to provide treatment and care to people living with and at risk of becoming infected with HIV. Dedicated to delivering progress. HIV. Shionogi He became a shareholder of ViiV Healthcare in October 2012. ViiV Healthcare’s purpose is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any other company to date, and to take a new approach to providing effective and innovative medicines for the treatment and prevention of HIV. To support HIV-infected communities. For more information on the company, its management, portfolio, pipeline and commitments, please visit: www.viivhealthcare.com.