Pittsburgh Proud Award
Recognizes individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to improve health in our community that makes us “Pittsburgh Proud.”
ALPHA is a group of HIV+ men and their allies who are dedicated to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness in Southwestern Pennsylvania. ALPHA seeks to reduce the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and empower the community to reduce homophobia and promote wellness within their community. ALPHA is the only advocacy group established by consumers with a mission to address HIV/AIDS issues in the region.
Some of their recent accomplishments include building a presence within the HIV/AIDS communities and ensuring that funding for prevention is distributed according to the priorities that helped to define this region. ALPHA endorses a methodical approach to prioritizing prevention efforts in the region that is supported by appropriate data. They endorse evidence-based prevention interventions specifically targeted at the priority groups based on the most recent data. They continue to participate and speak out on behalf of the HIV/AIDS community.
Award will be presented Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the