Douglas M. Brooks, MSW to Head Office Of National AIDS Policy
By Rachel L. West
The Political Social Worker
Political Social Workers: Douglas M. Brooks Appointed Director of the Office of AIDS Policy
President Obama has tapped social worker Douglas M. Brooks to lead the Office of National AIDS Policy.
Today, President Obama announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). A leading HIV/AIDS policy expert, Douglas most recently served as Senior Vice President for Community, Health, and Public Policy at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI). As the Director of ONAP, he will lead the Administration’s work to reduce new HIV infections, improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, and eliminate HIV health disparities in the United States.
You can read the entire press release here on the White House Website.
The Office of National AIDS Policy is part of the White House Domestic Policy Council. The ONAP work to reduce the number of HIV infections across the United States by providing public education about the disease. The office also focuses on coordinating care and treatment for those living with HIV/AIDS. You can learn more about ONAP’s work here.