AIDS Partnership California is a statewide public/private collaboration whose purpose is to arrest the escalating rate of HIV in California, inform sound policy decisions, and strengthen the systems of HIV prevention and care and treatment. APC identifies emerging issues with a statewide impact, funds innovative solutions, and promotes learning through grantmaking, convening, training, and dissemination of findings. APC benefits persons with HIV or at risk for HIV, community-based organizations providing HIV services, health departments, and foundations.
To support community-based research efforts in California, the Office of AIDS and the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) joined forces in 1998 to provide funding for community research collaborations. This effort is built upon the collaborative research program initiated by CHRP in 1995 and community-based research efforts sponsored by OA. The CHRP/OA initiative fosters partnerships among researchers, community-based AIDS service organizations, health care providers and local health departments. Grantees have formed two research consortia, one focusing on prevention and the second on health services. The consortia meet regularly to exchange and disseminate information relevant for community researchers and providers across the state.