The PACT Program

PACT: Partnering and Communicating Together

Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) is a funded partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV Prevention, and some of the nation’s leading organizations representing the populations hardest-hit by HIV.  Funding for this cooperative agreement was made possible by PS21-2104: Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT). Recipients were awarded funds through a competitive application process among organizations meeting the eligibility requirements, including working in jurisdictions in Phase 1 of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative.

The purpose of the partnership is to 1) support the dissemination of CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together (Together) campaign via the use of digital and social media platforms and 2) disseminate Together campaign materials, messaging, and other CDC resources that support HIV prevention at in-person and virtual events.

PACT Members*

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works alongside thousands of young people in the U.S. and around the globe to fight for sexual health, rights, and justice.


PACT Project Coordinator: Louis Ortiz-Fonseca

AIDS United

AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by addressing how the intersectionality of social injustice, discrimination and health care disparity impacts those living with HIV.


PACT Project Coordinator: Julio Fonseca

American College of Preventive Medicine

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a professional, medical society of physicians dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals, families, communities and populations through disease prevention and health promotion.


PACT Project Coordinator: Kate Shreve

The Balm in Gilead, Inc.

The Balm In Gilead, Inc. builds and strengthens the capacity of faith communities to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.


PACT Project Coordinator: Maria Rojas

Black AIDS Institute

Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only “uniquely and unapologetically Black HIV think and do tank” in America, dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community.


PACT Project Coordinator: Maya Merriweather

The Center for Black Health & Equity

The Center for Black Health & Equity works to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs, and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit people of African descent.


PACT Project Coordinator: Donte’ Prayer

George Washington University (Milken Institute)

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health works to advance population health, wellbeing, and social justice locally, nationally, and globally.


PACT Project Coordinator: Milton Rodriguez


HealthHIV is a national non-profit group working with organizations, communities, and health care providers to advance effective prevention, care, and support for people living with, or at risk for HIV and hepatitis C.


PACT Project Coordinator: Matthew Prior

National Black Justice Coalition

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a leading national civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) people.


PACT Project Coordinator: Victoria Kirby-York

National Hispanic Medical Association

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is a non-profit association dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations.


PACT Project Coordinator: Yazmin Alfonso


NMAC (formerly the National Minority AIDS Council) works to normalize discussions about race within the HIV movement, bend the curve of new HIV diagnoses, and retain in care people of color with HIV.


PACT Project Coordinator: Chip Lewis


Realistic Education in Action Coalition to Foster Health (REACH LA) strives to educate, motivate and mobilize youth around sexual/reproductive health, culture and self-preservation.


PACT Project Coordinator(s): Luis Ramos & Jeremiah Givens

Trans Equity Consulting

Trans Equity Consulting makes the world a better place for transgender and non-binary people by developing LGBTQ affirming services, establishing genuine equity in the workplace, and shepherding in new generations of change makers.


PACT Project Coordinator: Mateo Belen

*The views expressed by funded organizations do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nor does the inclusion of non-CDC sites referenced above indicate endorsement of trade names, commercial practices, or these organizations by CDC or HHS.