Minnkota Health Project 

Rural AIDS Action Network leads rural Minnesota in the fight to stop HIV through a broad array of client services, risk reduction, advocacy and awareness. In its 21 years of service, RAAN has served over 10,000 individuals. RAAN's experienced staff provide the following programs and services to clients in 80 counties outside of the Twin Cities metro area:

  • Medical Case Management
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Food Voucher/Nutrition Program
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Mental Health Access/Support Groups
  • Outreach and Education
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Syringe Exchange
  • Positive Care Program
  • HIV testing
  • HIV Healthnet
  • MNsure Navigator services

RAAN envisions rural communities where persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS live dignified lives and receive appropriate and compassionate medical care, and where communities understand the realities of transmission
and prevention.

Why you should care: The CDC estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. One in five (21%) of those people living with HIV is unaware of their infection. New infections continue at far too high a level, with an estimated 56,300 Americans becoming infected with HIV each year. The face of HIV/AIDS now includes a disproportionate number of Hispanics/Latinos, new immigrants, heterosexuals and injection drug users as well those men who have sex with men.

MINNESOTA aIDS pROJECT      

Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives. Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services.

In partnership with over 1,000 volunteers, we provide compassionate, confidential and non–discriminatory services, including practical, emotional and social support. In 2013, the organization provided services to more than half of the nearly 8,000 Minnesotans living with HIV. The Minnesota AIDS Project’s Risk Reduction staff members reach thousands more throughout the state with HIV prevention education, HIV testing and community outreach to those at the greatest risk for transmission.

The Minnesota AIDS Project is fighting to stop HIV in Minnesota. Join us!

The Aliveness Project
The mission of The Aliveness Project is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota. What started out as a small group of people gathering to share potluck meals has grown into a membership organization that now serves one out of four Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS!

Consumer Advisory Committee

The committee membership is open to anyone on program HH that applies. Based on the applications received, DHS will choose 16 applicants reflective of the Minnesota HIV epidemic as reported in the Minnesota Department of Health HIV epi data.

Meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend, but only Program HH consumers will have voting and membership privileges.

Committee members may serve on other community planning groups, be employed at or serve on boards of HIV services non-profit organizations or HIV-related businesses but must disclose these affiliations.

The Consumer Advisory Committee is chaired by co-chairs. The committee elects one co-chair. The co-chair shall serve one (2) year term, but can be elected to consecutive terms as co-chair. A DHS HIV/AIDS Division staff representative will serve as the second co-chair.

​​Camp Benedict


 Camp Benedict is an educational/recreational week long family camp that is provided free for families that are infected and affected by AIDS.  Located in beautiful Crosslake Minnesota, Camp Benedict offers support and education for the entire family.  Recreation time includes horse back riding, pontoon rides, beach, crafts, or just relax on one of the sunny decks with a good book.  

We strive to improve the quality of life for households who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. We are equals in our abilities and value we deserve Honesty, Respect, Acceptance, Empowerment and Unconditional Love. 

Last Updated 3/28/2016

Family Health Care, Fargo, ND

Affordable Quality Healthcare for Every Person

Family Health Care (FHC) is a family-oriented primary care clinic that provides a wide-variety of medical services for patients in the Fargo-Moorhead area.   We are conveniently located in downtown Fargo, with easy access and located near public transportation.

Our providers offer high quality, affordable health services in a compassionate and personal setting.  We do not refuse care for any patient, regardless of the ability to pay.  Whether you have health insurance or not, we will help you get the care you need and deserve. Our Access Plan is a sliding fee scale which allows you to pay for services based on your income and family size.

Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care & Prevention


The mission of the Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care & Prevention is to:

Establish priorities for the allocation of Part A and Part B funds of the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 within the thirteen county Transitional Grant Area (TGA) and the state of Minnesota. In other words, the Council is responsible for deciding which services are most needed for people with HIV and how much funding will be used for each of those service areas.
Develop and prepare the comprehensive HIV service plan for the Minneapolis/St. Paul thirteen county TGA and the state of Minnesota. This plan defines short and long term goals for organizing and delivering services.
Assure community participation in the gathering of information related to needs and service priorities.
Assess the efficiency of the system the grantees use to distribute funds. This includes evaluating how quickly contracts with service providers are signed, how quickly the grantee pays the providers, whether the funds were used for services identified as priorities by the Council and whether all the funds were spent.
Participate in developing a Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN). Representatives of the Council must participate with representatives of all the other Parts of the legislation in developing a Coordinated Statement of Need. The purpose of the SCSN is to encourage all of the Ryan White programs to work together and to avoid the duplication of services.raph here.