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ACIOP Awardees

Since 1999, NLM has awarded 204 organizations with HIV/AIDS funding to conduct 350 projects across 38 states. As part of the 2019 Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S initiative (EHE), ACIOP focused on awarding projects that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) identified with the highest number of new HIV diagnoses. Since the initiative, ACIOP awardees have conducted projects in 28 of the 48 EHE counties, six of the seven EHE states and the District of Columbia.

Target Populations

Map of the United States showing the 38 states where ACIOP funded projects were implemented.

The awardees included a variety of organizations such as non-profit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, public and university libraries, and hospitals serving diverse populations.

Awardees focused on the following target populations disproportionally affected by HIV/AIDS:

  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • General public
  • Health professionals – all types
  • Health sciences libraries
  • Hispanic Americans
  • LGBTQIA+ individuals
  • Nurses
  • Patients & families
  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • Physicians
  • Public health workforce
  • Public & other libraries
  • Rural communities
  • Seniors
  • Urban communities
  • Youth/teens

This video showcases innovative approaches by eight awardees.


Many awardees fostered new or leveraged current partnerships with organizations within their communities to implement their projects. Many awardees partnered with public and university libraries, key community influencers, peer educators, community- and faith-based organizations, and health clinics.

Partnerships ranged from assisting with promotion and dissemination of products to increase reach to target audiences, to professional services for product development. Additionally, awardees partnered with other awardees for current and future projects.

  • Libraries – Awardees utilized their partnerships with libraries to host events, set-up kiosks with NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS resources bookmarked, and train librarians on HIV/AIDS resources to educate the community.
  • Key influencers – A few awardee projects used key influencers to increase interest in their projects and the topic of HIV/AIDS:
  • Miss Black U.S. Ambassadors were used to help extend the reach of HIV/AIDS awareness and NLM resources on a national level.
  • Ambassadors from 12 states with high HIV infection rates created social videos to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Another awardee leveraged eight well-known Latinx community leaders and their influence and social media presence to engage and educate Phoenix, Arizona’s LGBTQ+ Latinx community.
  • Peer educators – Peer educators engaged with social media followers to address questions and provide credible resources, specifically NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS resources, so users can seek more information.
  • Clinics/Hospitals – Awardees’ partnerships with clinics and hospitals included education about PrEP and PEP, HIV testing, and screening for other co-infections.

  • Awardee Capacity Building

    Based on awardee feedback, ACIOP funding helped to increase awareness and access to trusted and quality HIV/AIDS health information. In addition, funding attributed to capacity building for awardee organizations through evaluation support, training, technical assistance, increased knowledge and access to HIV/AIDS information, and strengthen partnerships with community organizations.

    DAP (Desert AIDS Project) was deeply honored to be chosen as an ACIOP awardee. We will be able to leverage the assets produced with the award funding for continued use to bring awareness of HIV information, HIV prevention, and HIV education resources to at-risk populations in our region heavily burdened by HIV infection.
    Overall, being an awardee was a very positive experience. NLM staff were very responsive to questions and concerns [and] provided great support particularly at the outset of the project ... In addition, we appreciated all the other resources at our disposal during the course of the project which included the blog.
    We heard from a lot of people that they had assumed HIV education funding at the federal level would have been stripped by now, and that there would be no support for LGBTQ health promotion anymore. So it was very reassuring and validating for people to see the work we were doing, and to know that it was supported by NLM.

    Last Reviewed: January 30, 2024