Advocacy

Black Treatment Advocates Network

The mission of BTAN is to produce and support a nationwide network of highly trained Black treatment advocates who will (1) serve as educators and opinion leaders in their communities; (2) provide a pipeline of trained Black Americans for community advisory boards; (3) facilitate expanded Black participation in clinical trials; (4) increase early utilization of appropriate treatment; and (5) improve treatment adherence in Black communities.

The goal of BTAN is to cultivate and support a national network of Black Treatment Advocates/Educators equipped with knowledge and skills to:

  • Help link and retain people living with HIV/AIDS into appropriate care and treatment

  • Increase demand for treatment

  • Integrate biomedical and behavioral interventions

  • Increase involvement of Black people in HIV treatment and prevention research

  • Improve access to, and quality of, care in their home communities and nationally


The Richmond Chapter of BTAN meets monthly at 2608 East Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223

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