In response to the critical, unmet need for HIV prevention and care for Latinos, a coalition of Latino leaders founded the Latino Commision on AIDS in 1990. The Commission realizes its mission by spearheading health advocacy for Latinos, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity in community organizations. Through its extensive network of partner organizations and community leaders, the Commission works to mobilize an effective community response to meet the health challenges and address the impact of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis & STIs in communities nationwide. The Latino Commission on AIDS has proudly served the Latinx LGBTQ population and is committed to creating and promoting a safe space. The Commission is the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, dedicated to eradicating health disparities in our communities.
Since 2010, Guillermo Chacón has served as President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, where he is a vocal advocate on the impact of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, chronic health conditions and the health disparities in Hispanic/Latinx communities.
Guillermo’s work focuses on community mobilization, agenda setting on health policy issues affecting the health of Hispanic/Latinx communities. On July 30, 2021, Guillermo Chacón was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Xavier Becerra to serve on the United States Presidential Advisory Council on HIV, AIDS (PACHA). On December 3, 2021, Guillermo was appointed to serve in the transition process of Mayor-elect Eric Adams; Guillermo will serve in the health transition committee.
Governor Cuomo appointed Chacón to the New York State AIDS Advisory Council and re-nominated him for the New York State Health Equity Council to serve until 2023, where the New York State Senate later confirmed him in July 2020. Mayor Adams appointed Guillermo Chacón in November 2022 to serve as Chair of the NYC Procurement Policy Board.
Guillermo serves on the national steering committee of the National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Network, the Board of the New York Immigration Coalition, the New York City AIDS Memorial, Amida Care and advisor for Alianza Americas, AIDSVu.org, and co-chairs of the Latino Jewish Coalition in New York.
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