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Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the AIDS.gov blog. See the original post here.
In this new video, Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, discusses with AIDS.gov efforts underway to develop a five-year update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released on July 30, 2015.
In this brief video, Mr. Douglas Brooks discusses the process underway to update the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. He also underscores the President’s observation that this is meant to be a national strategy, not merely a federal one. Mr. Brooks observes, “Everyone is needed to put this Strategy into action and end the HIV epidemic.” In anticipation of the release of the updated Strategy, he invites stakeholders to begin thinking about what they can contribute to achieving the Strategy’s goals. Following the release of the updated Strategy, while federal partners are developing detailed action plans to implement the Strategy across the U.S. government, Mr. Brooks shares that the White House will invite non-federal stakeholders to “identify those actions that you can take to ensure that, together, we achieve the Strategy’s goals.”
See this recent post for Mr. Brooks’ full remarks on the Strategy update, including his reflections on the progress achieved since the release of the nation’s first comprehensive national strategy in 2010 and how that also informs the update.
For information on efforts with stakeholders and with federal partners to inform development of the update, please read our blog posts about listening sessions across the country and collecting input via an online forum.