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Greater Than AIDS and the EMPOWERED campaign - greaterthan.org/campaign/empowered/

LIVE WEBCAST to Introduce a New Campaign with Alicia Keys to Reach Women in the U.S. on HIV/AIDS

Monday, April 15 from noon-1pm ET on the Kaiser Family Foundation website

On Monday, April 15 at noon (Eastern Time), the Kaiser Family Foundation will stream a live webcast to introduce EMPOWERED , a new campaign to reach women about HIV/AIDS from Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys and Greater Than AIDS . The program will include a discussion with experts about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the U.S.

Of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S. today, one in four is a woman. Women of color have been especially hard hit, accounting for the majority of new infections occurring among women in this country.

Ms. Keys has dedicated her work in philanthropy to the urgency of HIV/AIDS. Now with the launch of the EMPOWERED campaign, she is again highlighting the power of women - as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, partners AND people living with HIV - to change the course of this epidemic.

WE ARE EMPOWERED: WOMEN & HIV/AIDS IN THE U.S.

DATE: Monday, April 15, 2013

TIME: Noon - 1 pm ET

LINK: Live webcast will be available on the Kaiser Family Foundation website

SPEAKERS:

Drew Altman, Ph.D., President & CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation

Valerie Jarrett
, Senior Advisor to President Obama & Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls

The Honorable Barbara Lee
, U.S. House of Representatives
(D-CA13) & Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

Alicia Keys
, Grammy Award-winning Artist & HIV/AIDS Activist

Tina Hoff
, Senior Vice President, Health Communication & Media Partnerships, Kaiser Family Foundation

Vignetta Charles, Ph.D.,
Senior Vice President, Strategic Grant Making, AIDS United

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For more information about Greater Than AIDS and the EMPOWERED campaign, as well as to view the video of Alicia Keys conversation with women living with HIV, visit: www.greaterthan.org/empowered .

About Greater Than AIDS

Greater Than AIDS is a leading national public information response focused on the U.S. domestic epidemic. Launched in 2009, it is supported by a broad coalition of public and private sector partners, including: major media and other business leaders; Federal, state and local health agencies and departments; national leadership groups; AIDS service and other community organizations; and foundations, among others.

Through targeted media messages and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS works to increase knowledge, reduce stigma and promote actions to stem the spread of the disease. While national in scope, Greater Than AIDS focuses on communities most affected.

The Kaiser Family Foundation - a leader in health policy and communication - provides strategic direction and day-to-day management, as well as oversees the production of the campaigns. The Black AIDS Institute - a think tank exclusively focused on AIDS in Black America - provides leadership and expert guidance and supports community engagement. Additional financial and substantive support is provided by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Ford Foundation and MAC AIDS, among others.

About Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a fourteen-time Grammy Award®-winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Since releasing her debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. As a philanthropist, Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive (KCA) which provides AIDS treatment, support, nutrition and love to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

contacts

Victoria Chao
Kaiser Family Foundation
(650) 854-9400
VChao@kff.org

Kylen Preator
Griffin Schein
(323) 892-2080
KPreator@griffinschein.com

SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation


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