Global Health & AIDS Coalition (GHAC)

Multicultural, Political & Activism, Service & Volunteerism

Description

The ISU Global Health & AIDS Coalition is an organization that advocates for policies in the political arena that are favorable toward increased access to medications and healthcare. While keeping politicians accountable to the promises they make, we also educate ourselves and promote awareness on campus about the resource constraints and pervasive disparities in global health. Because of the new nature of the club, there is a lot of room for involvement and learning.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 10
ISU Members 3
Non-ISU Members 1
Allowed Members All students, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to come to meetings and participate in our events.
Allowed Officers President, Treasurer, Awareness Directors, Advocacy Directors, Education Director
Membership Qualifications Iowa State University Student
Membership Restrictions N/A
Elections/Selection Elections are held at the end of each fall semester. All active members who have at least a semester's experience within the club are able to run for an executive position.
Meetings Meetings are held each Thursday from 7 to 8pm. Location TBD.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

The ISU Global Health & AIDS Coalition focuses on education, creating awareness, and advocacy concerning global health issues, in particular HIV/AIDS. Meetings are focused on education about global health disparities and the factors that contribute to human health. In addition to meetings, the club hosts World Aids Awareness Week each December, The HIV/AIDS Monologues in the spring, and engages with our local legislators to ensure that public health and global health programs like PEPFAR and the Global Fund continue to be supported.

Description of Special Events

Every year the week of December 1st, we will spread awareness on campus by doing different events throughout the week. The events will consist of: Day With(out) Art, which is an event to honor artists who have passed and are still living with HIV/AIDS; a documentary showing; and potentially bringing in a guest lecturer.