Strategic Plan

Fiscal Years 2009-2014

  1. Preamble

    The Board of Directors of AIDS Project Los Angeles sets forth this outline of our intended strategic direction for fiscal years 2009 - 2014. This document will serve as a guide for the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers in developing programs, budgets and activities of the organization for the planning period.

  2. Mission Statement

    AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.

  3. Vision Statement

    AIDS Project Los Angeles aspires to be a leader in the development and provision of multidisciplinary, high quality, cost effective initiatives designed to stop HIV transmission and to reduce the human suffering caused by HIV/AIDS. AIDS Project Los Angeles is a flexible organization that responds rapidly to changes in the populations, priorities or needs of people affected by HIV disease. APLA seeks to leverage its core competencies to maximize impact and support broader community, national and international initiatives and strategies. AIDS Project Los Angeles strives to improve the overall quality of life for people living with HIV by increasing resources, sharing or pooling assets and working in partnerships and collaborations.

  4. Values Statement

    APLA is a voice for people with HIV/AIDS and communities impacted by the disease locally, nationally and internationally.

    APLA works at the individual, community, cultural and policy levels to address the social problems that underlie the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including but not limited to: poverty, racism, sexism, substance use, gender-based violence and homophobia.

    APLA advances the development, dissemination and evaluation of high quality, effective models of service delivery.

    APLA works to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic locally, nationally and internationally by developing strategies, interventions and programs to reduce HIV transmission while promoting the sexual, emotional and physical health of people impacted by HIV/AIDS (including men who have sex with men, people of color, women, transgenders, substance users and homeless and post-incarcerated populations).

    APLA creates a sufficient and diversified funding base to develop innovative programs and services and to secure the stability and future of the agency and other organizations it supports.

    APLA invests in its staff and volunteers and promotes an environment that encourages creativity, productivity, continuous learning and leadership.

  5. Strategic Priorities: 2009 - 2014

    1. APLA will create and promote service delivery models that facilitate and expand links among health care, social service and other HIV/AIDS service providers to increase adherence, improve medical outcomes and provide comprehensive support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
    2. APLA will work in strategic partnerships with, and assist in building the capacity of, non-traditional (i.e., non-AIDS) service providers to expand the range of care, treatment and services available to people living with HIV/AIDS.
    3. APLA will improve the health and wellness of highly impacted populations through a continuum of complementary prevention services specifically tailored to their needs.
    4. APLA will expand capacity building and community-based research efforts to develop comprehensive and innovative approaches to preventing the transmission of HIV, including culturally appropriate, sexuality-affirming, strength-based and community-level HIV prevention interventions.
    5. APLA will expand its expertise in the evolving science of HIV/AIDS and use this knowledge in its public policy efforts.
    6. APLA will expand its contribution to global HIV/AIDS advocacy consistent with the agency’s mission.
    7. APLA will seek and support activities that identify, train and inspire current and future HIV/AIDS advocates and leaders from communities highly impacted by HIV/AIDS.
    8. APLA will enhance its foundation for the long-term financial security of the agency by more closely connecting donors to its mission, identifying new supporters and implementing new ways for donors to support the agency.