Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University

The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) is an instigator and facilitator of a broad range of research related to public health and the policies that address it. It was created as a joint venture in 1998 among Duke’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Law School, and the Fuqua School of Business.  CHPIR strives to serve the university as the coordination center for health policy and be an objective voice in finding evidence-based solutions to differences in health outcomes.  CHPIR serves as the statewide convener for the North Carolina Community AIDS Fund.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 866620 people in 39 countries. They are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.  AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships. Generating new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy has been the hallmark of their success.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Janssen aspires to transform lives by bringing life-saving and life-changing solutions to people who need them. They are committed to providing safe and effective medicines as well as the services and support that contribute to healthy outcomes. As a leading pharmaceutical company in the United States, Janssen focuses their innovation on some of the most devastating diseases and the most complex medical challenges of our time, across five therapeutic areas:  Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience and Oncology.

Department of Health & Human Services Communicable Disease Branch

The Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law to the state health department, as well as a few other communicable diseases of public health significance.  They offer ongoing information and education for the public, healthcare providers, and local health departments on communicable diseases and how to prevent them.

NC AIDS Action Network

The North Carolina AIDS Action Network improves the lives of people living with HIV & AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV & AIDS throughout our state.  Beyond policy change, the North Carolina AIDS Action Network works to cultivate new leaders and create community in the HIV & AIDS advocacy movement. 



In 1988, a consortium of national private foundations and corporate donors came together to combine financial resources at the national level and re-distribute those funds to those who needed them most in the battle against HIV/AIDS – community-based organizations across the United States. The unique model that emerged – the Community Partnership Model – remains the essence of AIDS United as an organization and a funder.AIDS United collaborates with national and multi-national businesses and philanthropic organizations that provide financial resources to a grantmaking pool or for strategic initiatives. AIDS United then strategically structures and directs those funds to community-based organizations through Community Partnerships around the country. Community Partnerships typically qualify for their grants by raising matching local dollars.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation (BCBSNC Foundation) is a separate, independent, private, charitable foundation with the mission of improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians. Our focus areas include: Health of Vulnerable Populations – improving health outcomes of populations served by safety net organizations; Healthy Active Communities – increasing physical activity and encouraging healthy eating habits; and Community Impact through Nonprofit Excellence – increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and their leaders.

The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment is a private foundation established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. The Endowment’s mission is to serve the people of North Carolina and South Carolina by supporting selected programs of higher education, health care, children’s welfare, and spiritual life.

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation was established as a trust under the laws of New York. According to the terms of the trust, Mary Duke Biddle stipulated that at least one half of the Foundation’s income or principal be directed to Duke University.  Mary Duke Biddle attended Durham public schools as a child, and enrolled in Trinity College, where she earned her degree in English in 1907. The institution, later named Duke University, flourished thanks to the financial backing of her grandfather, father, and uncle. After graduation, she engaged in Durham’s social and civic affairs and was active in the Methodist church. The primary purpose of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation is to further and extend Mrs. Biddle’s lifelong interests in religious, educational and charitable activities.

RTI International

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. The mission is to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Established in 1958 as the Research Triangle Institute, RTI has a distinguished history of scientific achievement in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare is 100% focused on improving the healthcare and quality of life of people affected by HIV. Through the development of innovative medicines, groundbreaking partnerships to improve access and care, and dynamic business model, they bring a fresh approach. ViiV operates with three strategic priorities: innovation in research and development, delivering a business today, that is built for the long term and access and care.

Charles M. & Mary D. Grant Foundation

The Charles M. & Mary D. Grant Foundation started in 1967 upon Mrs. Grant's death. The grant primarily funds projects focusing on community and economic development, health and human services and environment and education. The grant also focuses on projects located in the Southeastern region of the United States.

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