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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Community Engagement


Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline

1-800-FLA-AIDS (English)
1-800-545-SIDA (Spanish)
1-800-AIDS-101 (Haitian Creole)
1-888-503-7118 (TDD/TYY)

Contact the hotline for:
  • HIV/AIDS-related information
  • Community referrals
  • Supportive telephone counseling
  • Testing and program service locations in Florida

Hotline Hours
M-F: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Community Engagement Team

The Community Engagement Team works to support HIV prevention through media campaigns, the HIV/AIDS hotline, capacity-building assistance (CBA) for health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs), various statewide mobilization initiatives, and community planning.

Media Campaigns

Protect Yourself campaign logoProtect Yourself is a multimedia campaign that includes television and radio broadcast, digital and mobile advertising, out-of-home advertising, print advertising, social media, a website, events, and informative educational materials targeting high-risk minority populations in Florida. 

Housing for Better Health logoHousing for Better Health is a web-based campaign focused on increasing awareness of the state Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program.

Capacity Building Assistance

The Community Engagement Team coordinates training and technical assistance to provide CBOs and individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective HIV prevention program implementation. 

CBA is available for behavioral interventions, outreach and engagement strategies, stigma reduction, and linkage as well as PrEP/PEP and other prevention interventions.

Mobilization Initiatives

Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA) engages and supports the private sector in promoting HIV education, awareness, and policies in the workplace. The program is a public/private partnership.

Faith Responds to AIDS (FRTA) is Florida’s statewide faith-based initiative. FRTA mobilizes churches and other faith-based organizations to promote HIV testing and education.

Sistas Organizing to Survive (SOS) encourages Black women to get tested where they live, work, play and worship. The original goal of SOS was to test 100,000 Black women each year by 2010. Since its launch, more than eight local SOS conferences have been conducted.