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The first part of your question can be answered quite simply. These are the names of the four stake holders you ask about: Creative Arts Team, Research Foundation of the City University of New York (in New York City), the Frannie Peabody Center (in Portland, ME), the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (in Durham, NC), and SisterLove (in Atlanta, GA).
The rest of your question requires some more explanation, of course. AIDS United is a successful merger between two distinct organizations. The two organizations working independently before the merger were the National AIDS Fund and the AIDS Action Council. By combining resources, funds, and leadership, AIDS United has become more capable of serving a wider range of individuals and more capable of offering a wider range of services in closer proximity.
AIDS United uses a multi-pronged approach to ending the AIDS epidemic. These prongs include: Strategic Grantmaking, Advancing the Care Continuum, Addressing health disparities, Capacity building, and Policy Activities. The educators at eNotes has something very specific (and interesting) to say about this subject:
By 1991, AIDS had been evident in North American culture for approximately a decade. AIDS literature became increasingly knowledgeable about AIDS symptoms and treatments. The focus shifted from tales of those dying to tales of those living with the virus. The names of those living with the AIDS virus more often became public knowledge; the stigma diminished somewhat. The cultural response to the virus became, to an extent, less one of fear and more one of compassion.
Each of the shareholders has distinguished women dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic. Policy statements are sent weekly to the shareholders, ensuring that grant money is being well spent in the most needed areas. Different areas of the country require different types of intervention and/or prevention. By pooling financial resources with high profile grants, the necessity of ending the AIDS epidemic is kept in the forefront of medical issues. This assures the best quality of care, and newest advancements the medical community has to offer are available to the greatest numbers.
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