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The AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP)






Overview of ACIOP

The HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP) is a competitive awards program offered by the National Library of Medicine® (NLM)  to community-based organizations and libraries to improve HIV/AIDS health information access. The program provides funding for organizations to design and conduct local projects that will:

  • Improve HIV/AIDS health information access for patients, the affected community,
    caregivers, and the general public
  • Provide access to HIV/AIDS health information in a way that is meaningful to the
    target population
  • Increase the awareness and use of NIH/HHS online and mobile HIV/AIDS resources


Projects must involve one of the following information access categories:

Category I: Information Retrieval

Implement access to state-of-the-art AIDS-related information tools via the Internet and/or mobile technologies as well as provide or improve access to NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS information resources, PrEP Navigator Resources, and other AIDS-related information resources by the organization for its clients and/or intended audiences it serves.

Category II: Skills Development

Design and conduct training to develop skills in accessing or using HIV/AIDS-related information and PrEP Navigator Resources, including the use of the NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS Web and/or mobile resources as well as general AIDS information resources in order to improve services and benefit the community.

Category III: Resource Development and Dissemination

Develop, design, and disseminate high-quality and accurate health educational or informational materials using the NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS information resources. Resources developed may include, but are not limited to, Web-based videos and educational modules, social media outreach, text messages or e-mail messaging, culturally and/or language specific fact sheets, user guides, or other products tailored to intended audiences to meet the needs of an organization’s clients or communities.

Category IV: PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination

Develop, design, and disseminate high-quality and accurate health educational or informational materials for PrEP Navigators. Resources developed may include, but are not limited to, Web-based videos and educational modules, train-the-trainer resources for PrEP Navigators, social media outreach, user guides, or other products tailored to PrEP Navigators and those who benefit from PrEP and HIV Navigation Programs.

Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Local and State Public Health Departments
  • Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Partnerships and Consortia
  • Public Libraries

Awards are offered for up to $25,000.

View the Demo Reel of NLM Efforts to Support HIV/AIDS Information Outreach which highlights NLM as an emerging leader in innovative approaches to raising awareness around HIV/AIDS in vulnerable populations. Modern technological advances proposed by awardees from the ACIOP are showcased as part of a video composition.

Last Reviewed: February 19, 2021