Community Coalition Partners

The Community Coalition Initiative program is designed as a funding opportunity for local HIV/AIDS organizations who are APLA Health’s community partners in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Each year, CCI teams are able to use AIDS Walk infrastructure to fundraise for their own organizations. Below are our CCI partners for this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center

The mission of Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center is to provide patient-centered, high-quality, trauma-informed health and wellness care services to all regardless of ability to pay.

BACHC participates with Ryan White and offers PrEP/PEP. They provide HIV Specialty Care through MDs who specialize in HIV Treatment. Through Outreach, Bartz offers Rapid HIV Testing to at-risk populations and quick access to care for those impacted by HIV & AIDS.

Being Alive

Being Alive is an agency by and for people living with HIV/AIDS that seeks to bring peers out of isolation, engender self-reliance and self-direction, and build a stronger community of HIV-positive people.

Being Alive accomplishes its mission by providing support, education, advocacy, prevention, and wellness services. They offer peer support, education, wellness activities, prevention programs, and advocacy initiatives to individuals facing barriers to the HIV care system.

Drew CARES, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Drew CARES researchers fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic by studying the behavioral and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement.

Drew CARES provides HIV services, education, community outreach, social and sexual network programs, PrEP navigation, and mental health and substance abuse support to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. They offer free rapid HIV testing, educational workshops, and support for high-risk populations.

The Laurel Foundation

The mission of The Laurel Foundation is to empower children, youth, and families affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender, and gender-diverse youth through educational and support programs in a safe and trusting environment.

The Laurel Foundation’s programs address the unique emotional and social needs of children and youth living with HIV/AIDS. They provide year-round mental health and social support programs for over 400 youth and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Life Group

The Life Group LA is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment, and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well-being.

Founded in 2005, The Life Group LA provides free-of-charge, much-needed direct client services, including medical forums, emotional support groups, and the unique POZ Life Weekend Seminar. They offer a safe and compassionate environment and prioritize safety, respect, and confidentiality in all their programs.

Project Angel Food

Project Angel Food‘s mission is to prepare and deliver healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.

Project Angel Food provides nutrition support to individuals dealing with HIV/AIDS. They offer nutrition counseling, nutritious and medically-tailored meals, and referrals to other AIDS Service Organizations and medical providers for comprehensive care and services.

Saban Community Clinic

Mission: To provide outstanding, compassionate care to anyone who needs it

Vision: To achieve health equity and transform lives in Los Angeles


  • Respect: We treat our patients and each other with honesty, empathy, and respect.
  • Inclusiveness: We elevate and embed diverse ideas, perspectives, and experiences in our organization.
  • Excellence: We pursue the highest standards of quality in patient care and organizational excellence.
  • Adaptability: We embrace change and reinvention to continuously innovate and advance our mission.
  • Leadership: We invite new ideas, encourage staff initiative in our organization and community, and champion public health causes.

Saban Community Clinic’s Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic offers screening, testing, treatment, and prevention services for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. They provide comprehensive healthcare, dental care, mental health counseling, antiretroviral therapy, prevention efforts, and support services.

UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE)

The UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) provides state-of-the-art medical care and conducts clinical trials for people living with HIV and AIDS. Our highly trained, nationally recognized physicians are leaders in the field of HIV Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology and other areas relevant to the health of our patients. The CARE Center’s research team is committed to conducting a broad program of ethical and high quality clinical, behavioral and prevention research to promote the health of people living with or at risk for acquiring HIV and other infectious diseases.

The CARE Center is the UCLA base for several national and international HIV research networks as well as a site for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry-sponsored trials and novel, small-scale, investigator-initiated trials.

The goals of the CARE Center are to:

  1. Maintain a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with HIV and related diseases
  2. Establish and promote a world-renowned clinical research center that conducts clinical investigations and clinical trials in all areas of HIV therapeutic research and co-infections
  3. Provide education and training activities in HIV for the UCLA community, treatment providers, patients, AIDS research organization and the general community about HIV, its treatment, and research