World AIDS Day activity ideas for health providers

Ideas for your event

  • Ask your employer to help establish December 1 as a day to address the issue of HIV in your workplace
  • Organize a meeting or planning committee to plan for World AIDS Day activities
  • Organize a meeting to establish or clarify office policies concerning HIV education and awareness
  • Educate employees on the protection of people with HIV and on non-discrimination laws:
    • list fact sheets on company's website
    • invite guest speakers
  • Educate employees about the prevention of HIV:
    • display posters, flyers, brochures
    • invite guest speakers
    • provide information through employee newsletters, payroll stuffers, E-mail messages and web pages
    • emphasize family awareness and encourage employees and co-workers to educate their families about HIV prevention
  • Make long-term commitment for comprehensive HIV workplace prevention education to include: policy development, training of managers, supervisors, and executives in that policy; employee and family education; and, the development of corporate/community service volunteerism
  • Have your company sponsor community events:
    • donate products to local HIV programs
    • organize an HIV fundraising event (run, walk, bike)
    • set up display in a public building
    • form a team to participate with a local AIDS walk
  • Distribute World AIDS Day information:
    • submit a proclamation to your employer stating that your business recognizes World AIDS Day
    • develop cards with the World AIDS Day logo, your business logo, and the national and local AIDS hotline numbers
    • encourage your office to display posters, flyers, or brochures by company mailboxes or break rooms
    • insert World AIDS Day materials or red ribbons in pay check envelops
  • Retail businesses:
    • place a World AIDS Day poster in your window
    • place information pamphlets about HIV at the checkout counters, waiting areas or lobbies
    • donate products and services to groups planning events for World AIDS Day