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(Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership)


What is Project H.E.A.L.?

OAC will be hosting a leadership summit titled Project H.E.A.L., which will engage HIV+ Ohioans to build advocacy and leadership skills. Project H.E.A.L. will take place in five cities (Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, and Dayton).


When is Project H.E.A.L.?


September 24th and 25th (9am-5pm)


November 12th and 13th (9am-5pm)


December 17th and 18th (9am-5pm)


January 21st and 22nd (9am-5pm)


February 11th-12th (9am-5pm)


What content should I expect?

Project H.E.A.L. will consist of various workshops, including but not limited to, leadership, governmental structure, different levels of advocacy, how to conduct research, and HIV Criminalization. Along with these various advocacy and policy sessions there will be healing workshops that will allow you to navigate emotions that may be preventing you from living holistically well, a key to becoming a successful advocate and leader.

Another exciting component of Project H.E.A.L. is the networking café. There is a need for HIV+ individuals to serve in leadership roles within the state of Ohio. Our goal is to not only give you the tools that are necessary to help you succeed, but also to provide you with various opportunities to utilize what you have learned. We also hope that organizations will be able to gain the necessary knowledge from you in an effort to better serve the HIV/AIDS community. Organizations and community leaders will be among those present.


How do I apply?

Click here to apply online.


If you have questions comments or concerns please feel free to contact Adrian Neil Jr., Program Coordinator by email at neilhobson@ohioaidscoalition.org or by phone at 614-444-1683.