Connecting Latino and African American Males to Sexual Health Services: An Adaptation of Project Connect
Grant Amount: Approximate Current Fiscal Year Funding: $ 500,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $ 1,500,000.
The purpose of the program is three-fold. First, this project will explore the channels necessary for reaching at-risk African American and Latino adolescent and young adult males in urban settings and particularly YMSM among these populations. Second, this project will build on these findings to adapt and evaluate an existing, efficacious program, the Project Connect Health Systems Intervention [Project Connect traditional] to meet the sexual and reproductive health care needs of these adolescent and young adult males. Other trials of Project Connect have done this by developing active partnerships between settings offering access to at-risk adolescents and community health care providers. Schools provide the reach necessary for broad community impact. However, it is important to determine if reaching at-risk adolescent males may necessitate moving outside of a school setting as well as operating within schools. Maintaining the level of reach necessary for this type of broad community impact outside of the school setting will introduce new complications, challenges, and opportunities, but may be necessary to access those adolescent males at highest risk. Third, many adolescents now interact with information, especially health information, in an online environment. To meet the needs of today’s adolescents, Project Connect must evolve [Project Connect online]. Developing an online, easily modified, easily updated, and portable mechanism for online access to good providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare services is critical to meeting the needs of the target population.
By developing a health care referral system tailored to meet the needs of African American and Latino young men, existing barriers to access and use may be addressed, resulting in increased receipt of recommended services, including HIV and STI testing and counseling, contraceptive counseling, risk behavior counseling, and referrals. This project will: (1) work with African American and Latino adolescent and young adult males to determine the most effective way to deliver Project Connect; (2) adapt Project Connect traditional for the purpose of expanding the reach of Project Connect for this population; (3) move Project Connect forward by developing an online platform for delivery (i.e., Project Connect online); and (4) allow for the comparison of the effectiveness of Project Connect traditional and Project Connect online.
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Approximate Current Fiscal Year Funding: $ 500,000. Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $ 1,500,000 (This amount is an estimate, and is subject to availability of funds. This amount includes direct and indirect costs.)
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Community Health Services Hepatitis Prevention HIV/AIDS Prevention Information Dissemination Outreach Program Evaluation STD Prevention
African Americans/Blacks At Risk Youth Hispanics/Latinos Men Who Have Sex with Men Young Adults
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