Alberta Community Council on HIV (ACCH)
The Alberta Community Council on HIV (ACCH) is a non-profit, provincial network of regionally based AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs), Harm Reduction, Supportive Housing, Social Justice and other allied organizations that provide services to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs), and support people and communities affected. While our focus is HIV/AIDS, we take an integrated approach to STBBIs where resources and opportunities allow.
The Alberta Community Council on HIV supports community-based responses and provides provincial leadership through collective action and a unified voice. Our support takes the form of assisting the membership with skill and capacity building, as well as 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 at a provincial and federal levels in which Alberta has a stake
- Adding value through our work by representing HIV and related issues
- Identifying systemic barriers and developing initiatives to address them
- Building relationships with provincial leaders in order 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
- Providing services that can benefit from provincial economies of scale.
Our Mission at ACCH is to provide 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 Vision is the knowledge our collective action will improve systems pertaining to HIV and related issues and enhance the lives of Albertans.