World AIDS Day: Health Plans/Hospitals/Health Care Settings Event Planning Tips - Minnesota Dept. of Health

How to Plan World AIDS Day Activities:
Health Plans/Hospitals/Health Care Settings Tips

2015 World AIDS Day Theme:

Getting to Zero - reducing new HIV infections, discrimination, and AIDS related deaths to zero

Suggested Activities
World AIDS Day Resources

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Suggested Activities

Planning something for World AIDS Day?
Contact MDH once events are set-up so they can be listed on the MDH web site's World AIDS Day Calendar of Minnesota Events.

  • Contact individuals and organizations in your community that could assist with World AIDS Day activities.  Places such as local clinics, public health departments, AIDS organizations, or schools who could provide exhibits, performances or presentations
  • Choose an event, health fair, display booth, vigil, campaign or ceremony to promote World AIDS Day
  • Convene planning meetings, obtain resources and partnerships, and propose a budget to support activity
  • Submit a proposal and budget to hospital/health plan administrators to support World AIDS Day activities
  • Wear/distribute red ribbons as a symbol of hope to staff, visitors and patients. Post electronic ribbon and messages on social media
  • Contact schools, business leaders, clergy and local organizations in your city/county and encourage them to help promote your World AIDS Day activities
  • Hold a candlelight vigil or parade in lobby with singers, rappers, bands, poets, performers and story tellers
  • Decorate a World AIDS Day tree, wall or bulletin board in memory of those who have died of AIDS
  • Encourage coalitions in which your hospital is a member to participate in World AIDS Day 2015
  • Obtain free materials from CDC’s Act against AIDS campaign
  • Arrange for HIV/AIDS presentations by medical staff with expertise in HIV prevention, treatment or care
  • Arrange for HIV/AIDS  related DVD showings in waiting areas, cafeteria or lobby
  • Write a letter or editorial to your local newspaper, radio station or social media outlets demonstrating support or promoting World AIDS Day activities
  • Write a column for your hospital/health plan’s member newsletter and/or staff bulletin about HIV/AIDS or World AIDS Day
  • Contact the NAMES Project and bring The AIDS Memorial Quilt to be displayed at your facility, 404-688-5500
  • Display exhibits, posters, flyers, videos, or brochures about HIV/AIDS in hospital lobby or cafeteria
  • Post information about your World AIDS Day activities on your facility’s blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and other social media outlets
  • Deliver HIV/AIDS fact sheets and  brochures to medical staff so they can distribute to their clients and/or place in their patient waiting areas
  • Add World AIDS Day links to your hospital’s web site such as the MDH WAD site

Selected Resources for World AIDS Day and/or HIV/AIDS Materials