Capacity Building and Shared Knowledge
The Gilead COMPASS Initiative® is led by three Coordinating Centers working collaboratively to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern region of the United States. Each Coordinating Center is leading the provision of trainings and funding related to one of the three primary focus areas of COMPASS. Community investment around these three focus areas will occur through trainings, grants, and collaborative learning opportunities. The Coordinating Centers have targeted their work across the nine-state Deep South region – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas – providing community grants, collaborative learning opportunities, and capacity building assistance to organizations in the region. Other southern states are currently under consideration for addition to the initiative’s focus area.
Each Coordinating Center has a long history of programmatic and research activities dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic in the Southern United States, as well as expert staff and consultants passionate about investing in their local communities.