Racial Justice Index: A New Tool to Combat Racism Within HIV Groups

Racial Justice Index: A New Tool to Combat Racism Within HIV Groups

A coalition of AIDS leaders has launched the Racial Justice Index, an initiative to combat racism within the HIV movement and to assess and improve racial equity within HIV organizations that provide advocacy and health services. We’re hopeful... Posted by Black AIDS Institute on Thursday, February 4, 2021The Racial Justice Index is the collaborative effort of advocacy group AIDS United and its Public Policy Council, which includes 55 HIV organizations across the nation. “The Racial Justice Index will catalyze the prioritization of Black leadership, resource allocation and capacity building,” said Raniyah Copeland, president of the Black AIDS Institute and cochair of AIDS United’s Racial Justice Index committee. “The Racial Justice Index provides a tool for HIV organizations to reassess their internal structures. The Racial Justice Index is a much-needed mechanism to center racial equity at the core of the HIV sector’s commitment to ending the HIV epidemic.”Read the complete press release for further details and insights and quotes from HIV leaders.

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