The Alberta Community Council on HIV supports community based responses and provides provincial leadership through collective action and a unified voice. The ACCH provides capacity building opportunities, policy research, advocacy and coordination. ACCH takes the lead in the following areas in HIV and related issues
• Undertaking initiatives that are provincial in scope and benefit from the collective voice
• Providing leadership in identifying issues, policy input and research at provincial and federal levels
• Identifying systemic barriers and developing initiatives to address them
• Building relationships with provincial and federal leaders to elevate awareness and influence policy and resource allocation
• Identifying ways at the provincial level in which people at risk and those living with HIV and related issues can achieve greater involvement, or more meaningful involvement, in decisions affecting their lives
• Identifying ways at the provincial and federal level for the expansion of harm reduction services; including education, overdose prevention, reduction of the stigmas, safe consumption sites and access to quality healthcare.
• Providing services that can benefit from provincial economies of scale.
• Provides stewardship of funds for member organizations.
ACCH provides provincial leadership through its collective voice to bring about social change with respect to the human and social impacts of HIV and related issues.
Our collective action will improve systems pertaining to HIV and related issues and enhance the lives of Albertans.