Research Partners


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 is home to experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology, and serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries 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..


Community Partners


Triangle Empowerment Center is a community-based organization that focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and community building within minority populations.
El Pueblo is a Latino community-based organization that trains Latino youth to be sexual health advocates and peer educators.
Refugee Health Coalition is an alliance of approximately 150 community stakeholders and refugee community members who actively respond to and address the health needs of Chapel Hill’s growing ehtno-racial minority refugee community.
The Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties Health Departments partner with the CODE Office to develop creative responses to the health needs of minority and low-resource communities, and host community events and working groups.
CAARE is a grassroots community organization that promotes a holistic and community approach to health by providing a wide variety of services that help treat not only the medical roots of chronic diseases, but also the social and human factors that contribute to health deficits.


TROSA is a comprehensive residential, vocational training, education, peer counseling and continuing care substance abuse program.
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is a non-profit organization that works to combat poverty, hunger and homelessness, and provide shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need.
The Human Rights Center of Carrboro/Chapel Hill serves local minority communities by offering vocational skills training, health-related resources, workshops, and language proficiency classes.
The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition is NC’s only harm reduction program in the State, and engages in grassroots community organizing, resource development, coalition building and direct services for those made vulnerable by drug use, sex work, overdose, immigration status, gender, STIs and HIV.
Carolinas CARE Partnership is one of the leadings HIV/AIDS service organizations in the Charlotte area, providing housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, HIV counseling, testing and prevention services, and linkage to care.
North Carolina AIDS Action Network improves the lives of people living with HIV and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV throughout our state.


The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is a coalition of local organizations and community members with the goal of collaboratively improving the health and well-being of Durham’s residents. The Partnership has four committees that each focus on a Durham County health priority, including the HIV/AIDS Working Group. There are currently more than 500 active members in the Partnership.
Adam and eve is a conglomerate company that sells adult products, funds non-profit organizations that address issues such as disease control and education in developing countries, and is the largest mail-order distributor of condoms in the United States. Partnership with Adam & Eve increases access to more affordable education resources and safer sex materials.


HBCU Partners


For information about North Carolina Central University, please visit the website.
For information about the North Carolina A&T State University, please visit the website.
For information about the Winston Salem State University, please visit the website.


UNC Partners


GlobeMed is a student action organization focusing on HIV/AIDS and other global health disparities.
Carolina Health Education Counselors of Sexuality is a program established by UNC Campus Health and provides sexual education and counseling for the entire UNC campus.
The Sexuality and Gender Alliance is an LGBTQ organization on the UNC campus that works to connect, inform, and education the local community about issues surrounding LGBTQ issues and provide resources for individuals and their allies.
The Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS is comprised of student leaders who organize the community-wide event to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS through performance.
APPLES Service-Learning, a hallmark of the Carolina Center for Public Service, is a student-led program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that transforms educational experiences by connecting academic learning and public service. Since 1990, APPLES has strengthened civic engagement by bringing together students, faculty and communities in sustained and mutually beneficial partnerships.