Florida Department of Health, Broward County and ArtServe Launch Art to End Aids Mural Project

Florida Department of Health, Broward County and ArtServe Launch Art to End Aids Mural Project

Campaign to Raise Awareness of Thousands of Broward County Residents On the Importance of Being Tested and Knowing Your HIV/AIDS Status
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:00am


CONTENT: Press Release

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Thanks to a unique partnership with ArtServe and CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) is contributing to Art to End AIDS, a new public mural project that is part of the broader HIV Ends With Me and Broward Greater Than AIDS campaigns.

Building on its longstanding commitment to local partnerships, DOH-Broward is working with ArtServe to launch the public mural project today with a call to artists. The mural, to be created in Broward County, will depict images and messages that promote the HIV Ends With Me themes of being tested and knowing your HIV/AIDS status, and will be revealed in conjunction with the annual United States Conference on AIDS to be held in Fort Lauderdale in fall 2016.

 “The arts have always supported the AIDS movement,” said Evelyn Ullah, Director, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Program, DOH-Broward. “Through this mural project, we will extend the reach of our HIV Ends With Me and Broward Greater Than AIDS campaigns, to create an enduring public awareness message on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness for the citizens of Broward County.”

“ArtServe is thrilled to work with Florida Department of Health Broward County on this important community project,” said Jaye Abbate, President and CEO of ArtServe. “By engaging local artists and the broader community, we will create a vibrant public art piece that also communicates a vital public health message.”

Learn more about the Art to End AIDS mural project, read the call to artists, and submit your mural concept at http://www.artserve.org/art-to-end-aids/ or www.artserve.org

About Florida Department of Health in Broward County

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


About ArtServe

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, ArtServe was incorporated in 1988 as one of six original arts incubators in the United States, with a mission of developing programs that support artists and cultural organizations as a means to creating vibrant, thriving communities. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ArtServe offers its members a wide range of progressive services, events, affordable facilities and collaborative programs that promote the visibility of art and culture throughout South Florida and helps artists turn their art into business. ArtServe recently received the “Salute to Business” award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Doyle Foundation Award for Non-Profit Excellence.  In 2014, ArtServe was voted Broward County’s best non-profit arts organization at the Nonprofit Academy Awards, and Best Art Gallery Readers’ Choice Award from New Times Broward Palm Beach. Programs are supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.


About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


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