Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Program Using New Media to Prevent Substance Abuse & HIV/AIDS for Populations at High Risk (Short Title: SA & HIV/AIDS Prevention & New Media)
Grant Amount: Anticipated total $2.5 million.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 grants for Using New Media to Prevent Substance Abuse & HIV/AIDS for Populations at High Risk (Short Title: SA & HIV/AIDS Prevention & New Media). The purpose of this Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) program is to use new media to promote targeted SA and HIV prevention messages to racial/ethnic populations at high risk for SA and HIV infection.
The SA and HIV/AIDS Prevention and New Media program is intended to leverage the expertise of past and present SAMHSA CSAP MAI grantees. The program aims to decrease prejudice and discrimination by giving those at risk of contracting HIV the opportunity to share their stories online, allowing for interaction with others in their community, and encouraging healthy behaviors. In addition, volunteer peer mentors/coaches will be used to train and encourage racial/ethnic populations/subpopulations of focus to participate in SA and HIV prevention programs. This program will use new media (e.g., interactive forms of communication that use the Internet including podcasts, RSS [really simple syndication] feeds, social networks, mobile health applications, text messaging, blogs, wikis, virtual worlds, and more) to communicate targeted prevention messages around SA and HIV/AIDS.
Populations to be targeted are those that are at highest risk for SA and for contracting HIV including African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) members of these communities. HIV is especially prevalent among gay men and transgender women in these racial/ethnic minority populations.
Using New Media to Prevent Substance Abuse & HIV/AIDS for Populations at High Risk grants are authorized under Section 516 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA and Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MH-MD. The objectives of this program support the four primary goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy which include: (1) reducing new HIV infections, (2) increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, (3) reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities, and (4) achieving a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Community Based Organizations Minority Owned Organizations Nonprofit Organizations
Number of Awards Given
Up to 20 awards
Award Amount Notes
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2.5 million. Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $125,000.
Judith Ellis CSAPDivision of Community Programs SAMHSA 1 Choke Cherry Road Room 4-1109 Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (240) 276-2567
Communication Factors Community Programs Drug Abuse HIV/AIDS Prevention Information Dissemination Peer Education
At Risk Persons Minorities
You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You may also download the required documents form the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/apply.aspx.
A complete list of documents included in the application package is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/ApplicationKit.aspx.
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