AIDS Coalition of Southwestern PennsylvaniaAlternate Name / Acronym
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To respond in a diverse manner to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southwestern Pennsylvania by advocating, and supporting the development and provision of culturally competent, comprehensive system of high quality care, prevention and education services.
To research best practices models and programs for HIV/AIDS care and prevention for addressing new and special populations.
To provide technical assistance and training to members of the Coalition and to identify and disseminate information about technical assistance available across the region.
To conduct targeted outreach to emerging HIV populations working with community partners and the faith institutions
To identify and invite consumers, minority representatives, and drug and alcohol program representatives and other stakeholders to participate at various levels and in all activities of the Coalition.
To commemorate, in collaboration with regional partners, HIV educational outreach with HIV testing, in observance of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National HIV Testing Day and World AIDS Day.History of Organization:
The AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania was established in Pittsburgh, PA, in November of 1992 and was the first HIV/AIDS Planning Coalition in the State. Several AIDS service providers in the Greater Pittsburgh Area came together in collaboration to improve the delivery of service to consumers, to do a regional Needs Assessment and Regional Strategic Service Planning in the eleven counties designated by the Department of Health as Southwestern Pennsylvania.
ACSWP developed a Mission Statement and developed by-laws. Standing Committees and ad hoc committees were created, and a staff of two was put into place. Membership was made available to organizations, community leaders, and consumers.
The eleven counties which make up the Southwestern Pennsylvania region are:
Non-profit corporationFunding Sources
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|Dr. Oladoyin Desalu-
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201 S. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206