When it comes to the fight against HIV/AIDS, awareness plays a critical role. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diagnosing people living with HIV and providing them with treatment would greatly reduce risk of transmission, preventing about 90 percent of new infections.
Effective leadership is key to success across every industry, but managing a team in a critical field like healthcare – where good leadership is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have – can feel especially stressful. Leaders must constantly strive to increase their knowledge and expertise, as well as keep up with the latest innovations in an industry that’s always changing.
What is capacity building, and how can it help your health service organization grow and thrive? Capacity building means more than just an organization’s current ability to perform its mission; rather, it impacts a nonprofit’s capacity to deliver on goals over time, to expand its capabilities, and to further succeed in its mission or take on more work.
Change may be inevitable but even expected changes can cause upheaval for nonprofits. Given the constraints — such as tight financial resources and overstretched staff — that so many organizations must maneuver within, navigating change can add another layer of complexity.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has proven to be an effective way to prevent HIV infection. The method was introduced in 2012, when the FDA approved the drug Truvada — which blocks an enzyme that allows HIV to replicate itself within the body.
When time is tight — and budgets are even tighter — professional development is all-too-often overlooked. This seems especially true in the nonprofit world, where every dollar counts. However, investing in your staff represents an investment in your organization’s growth and success.
Nonprofits solve problems. Whether it’s the global fight against HIV, working toward equality, improving public health, or another worthy cause, finding solutions to challenges is embedded at the core of every organizations’ mission… and taking a design thinking approach represents an innovative path.
HIV testing in non-clinical settings remains an important component in the care continuum. CDC HIV screening guidelines underscore the importance of screen early and often, and mobile HIV testing offers an effective route to achieving this goal.
You’ve likely heard the saying that an organization is only as strong as its leadership. While for-profit organizations have taken this advice to heart, it holds true for nonprofits as well. Unfortunately, when budgets are tight, spending on human capital isn’t often a priority.