2021 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects:
CAN You See Me? #HIVINFO: A Multifaceted Approach of NIH /NLM Resources Dissemination
“CAN You See Me? #HIVINFO: A Multifaceted Approach of NIH /NLM Resources Dissemination” is a holistic approach to sharing NIH /HHS HIV/AIDS information with the general population and certain priority populations, including Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, People Living with HIV (PLWH) and men who have sex with men (MSM). HIV disproportionately impacts these populations, yet they often have less access to reliable HIV/AIDS information compared to their white, heterosexual counterparts. CAN aims to disseminate NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS resources to 36 locations across six states through social media, CAN websites, digital advertising and “Virtual Outreach” efforts on dating sites, the use of QR (“quick response”) Codes, print materials such as flyers, brochures, and newsletters, and traditional clinic-based and community based face-to-face outreach.
National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) Expansion
The Latino Commission on AIDS (The Commission) and the Hispanic Health Network (HHN) will expand the work of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). NLAAD is a community mobilization and social messaging campaign that mobilizes over 150 Latino serving organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through information dissemination, development of facts sheets and infographics, poster campaign, webinars, and other resources. This project will target the HIV affected community, their caregivers, HIV service providers, allied health professionals, social workers, case managers and the community-at-large. The Commission will develop, design, and disseminate educational and informational materials about using NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS informational resources, ensuring that all material is culturally and linguistically sensitive to Latinx communities. Additionally, the Commission will develop PrEP focused webinars targeting PrEP Navigators and demonstrating how to use NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS resources.
Youth Education Access on HIV (YEAH) 2.0
In collaboration with the Wayne State University (WSU) Connect 2 Protect coalition, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) will continue and expand the coordination and implementation of the original 2019 YEAH project in an effort to develop an informed and coordinated delivery system for improving access to HIV/AIDS-related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. The project goal is to eliminate barriers in access to information technology among Detroit youth in the short term and establish communities that are better positioned to decrease the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS among Detroit youth in the long term. The YEAH project will 1) continue to grow a high-functioning steering committee of at least eight project partners; 2) design and conduct at least two skills development trainings on creating informational TikTok videos with youth impacted by HIV in Detroit; 3) design and conduct at least one youth-led skill development training for medical providers serving youth impacted by HIV in Detroit about the importance of utilizing social media platforms for healthcare awareness; and 4) disseminate and promote at least 25 youth- and provider- designed and developed TikTok videos sharing educational or informational materials about using NIH and HHS HIVAIDS resources.
Sisterlove’s Interactive Online Resource Guide for People Living With and Affected by HIV and AIDS in Metro Atlanta
SisterLove, Inc will expand the reach of the organization’s current Community Resource Guide, currently housed on the organization’s website. The resource guide is a 120-page flipbook, and has resources that include health care, housing, employment, financial education, and child care, among other categories that may be utilized by women and families who are impacted by HIV and AIDS throughout the city of Atlanta. SisterLove will update the online site to include NIH/HHS resources, make the guide more interactive, end-user friendly, and create integrations with social media. Additionally, SisterLove will create digital messaging utilizing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to increase access to the online resource guide and to NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS resources and information. The project will target women and men living with and who are affected by HIV and AIDS who reside in metropolitan Atlanta. The overall goal of the project is to increase information access to health information, and NIH/HHS HIV/AIDS information resources through digital and social media for women and men living with and affected by HIV and AIDS throughout Metro Atlanta.