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									Bobby Jindal                                                                                                 Alan Levine
 GOVERNOR                                                                                                     SECRETARY

                              State of Louisiana
                                    Department of Health and Hospitals
                                                Office of Public Health

                              All about H.E.R.
                                       Heal, Empower, Restore

                                       Logo Competition
       In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At all stages of
       HIV/AIDS—from infection with HIV to death with AIDS—blacks (including African Americans) are
       disproportionately affected compared with members of other races and ethnicities. The reasons are not
       directly related to race or ethnicity, but rather to some of the barriers faced by many African Americans.
       These barriers can include poverty (being poor), a higher prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, and
       stigma (negative attitudes, beliefs, and actions directed at people living with HIV/AIDS or directed at
       people who do things that might put them at risk for HIV).

       When we look at HIV/AIDS by race and ethnicity, African Americans have:
          More illness. Even though blacks (including African Americans) account for about 13% of the
             US population, they account for about half (49%) of the people who get HIV and AIDS.
          Shorter survival times. Blacks with AIDS often don’t live as long as people of other races and
             ethnic groups with AIDS. This is due to the barriers mentioned above as well as delays in
             accessing HIV appropriate medical treatment.
          More deaths. For African Americans and other blacks, HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death.

       In 2006, nearly 15,000 (more than a quarter) of new HIV cases in the United States were among women
       and girls ages 13 years and older. Women of color are especially impacted by the disease.

       According to the CDC, AIDS is a common killer, second only to cancer and heart disease for women. The
       estimated rate of new HIV cases for black women was nearly 15 times that of white women and nearly
       four times that of Hispanic women. CDC currently estimates that approximately one in five people living
       with HIV in the United States is unaware of his or her HIV infection. This can lead to unknowingly
       transmitting the virus to others.

       Last March, NASTAD hosted its third regional forum entitled Black Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting
       the Crisis and Planning for Action, in conjunction with the Southern AIDS Coalition, in New Orleans. It
       was part of NASTAD’s ongoing regional forum series to address racial and ethnic health disparities and
       the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on black women in the U.S. Health department representatives,
       national partners and community stakeholders came together to examine challenges and barriers to
       successful effective program development and implementation targeting black women. Strategies and
       lessons learned were shared among participants. Jurisdictions collaborated to develop on-going action
       plans and recommendations for technical assistance. The overall goal was to establish a renewed sense of
       commitment to address the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women. Participating jurisdictions included
                                         OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH • HIV/AIDS PROGRAM
                                 1010 COMMON STREET ▪11TH FLOOR ▪ NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70112
                                              PHONE #: 504-568-7474 ▪ FAX #: 504-568-7044
                                             “AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and

As result, the state of Louisiana has formed a team from various regions of the state comprised of
consumers, community-based organization representatives and health department personnel. This team is
in the process of launching a Black Women’s Initiative named “All about H.E.R. (heal, empower,
restore)”. The overall goal of All about H.E.R. is to reduce HIV infection among African American
Women in Louisiana. The mission of All about H.E.R. is to educate, engage, and advocate with Black
women to reduce HIV infection and other health disparities in Louisiana. The anticipated launch date of
All about H.E.R. is December 1, 2009. In preparation for the December 1 launch date, All about H.E.R. is
looking for a logo and is seeking submissions.
Who can enter the competition?

Anyone who is a resident of Louisiana can enter. Entries can be done by individuals or groups. More
than one entry per individual or group will be accepted.

What can I win?

       All contestants will receive a certificate of participation.
       The winning design will be presented online at
       The winning design will be used on all about H.E.R. materials to print for distribution around the
        state with recognition on the logo of the winning artist.

Design requirements

       The logo must call attention to the importance of HIV awareness among African American
       It is preferred that the logo incorporate the acronym of the All about H.E.R. initiative; Heal,
        Empower, Restore
       All artwork must be logo size and should be used in a size large enough to ensure legibility. Art
        techniques may include chalk, dry brush, watercolor, crosshatch, lead, collage, linoleum printing,
        or crayon. (Please note: if contestants use chalk or lead they should seal it with an adhesive.
       Each entry must be the original work of the entrant or team submitting the artwork. It may not
        contain copyrighted material or material produced by someone besides the entrant, such as
        popular songs, magazine cutouts, photographs, music videos, etc., unless written permission has
        been granted for its use. If copyrighted material is used, the entrant must submit a copy of the
        written permission to use the material with the entry. Use of copyrighted material without
        permission automatically disqualifies the entry.
       Use of any inappropriate language will automatically disqualify the entry.
       Entry to this contest results in the automatic submission to the rules and the decisions of the
        judges and Office of Public Health HIV/AIDS Program (HAP). The copyright to all entries will
        belong to HAP. The artist's name and art may be used in any promotions, publications, or
        exhibitions carried out by HAP. Entries will not be returned.
       The work must be mounted on a sturdy mat board, foam core board, cardboard, or poster board
        that is suitable for display.
       Logos can be submitted electronically (e-mailed)
       Do not laminate entries. No picture frames, slides or transparencies accepted.

How your Entry Will Be Judged

Entries will be judged on their ability to clearly and creatively communicate the concept of the initiative;
to Heal, Empower, and Restore African American women on the importance of HIV awareness and other
health disparities.

                                  OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH • HIV/AIDS PROGRAM
                          1010 COMMON STREET ▪11TH FLOOR ▪ NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70112
                                       PHONE #: 504-568-7474 ▪ FAX #: 504-568-7044
                                      “AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”
Submission Process

Deadline for submission is 4pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

Entries can be submitted in person or by mail to the central office care of:

Franda Thomas
HIV/AIDS Program
1010 Common Street
Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-7474 phone

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