Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum

Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum

Black men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly those between the ages of 13 to 24, are disproportionately affected by HIV. While the factors driving HIV transmission among Black MSM are complex, health care providers can serve as effective conduits to care access and engagement for Black gay men at risk for, or living with, HIV.

The Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) is an online resource created in partnership with the Health Resources Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) and NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors). CEBACC features His Health and Well Versed, two web-based platforms that aim to improve the standard of care for Black gay men by offering resources and learning opportunities for patients and providers. 

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His Health provides a compendium of care models, training modules, and resources for enhanced linkage, retention, and engagement strategies targeting Black MSM. This site targets providers and offers continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing unit (CNU) credits for clinicians to increase their capacity to accelerate health care service delivery to Black MSM in culturally appropriate ways.

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Well Versed is an online resource and conversation forum for health care providers and Black MSM. Well Versed ignites conversations between both groups. It offers providers information about the issues Black MSM face in trying to access and remain in care, and demonstrates ways that they can be sensitive to those issues. It also gives patients a new experience where they can come together with providers without intimidation or fear. This site provides sharable best practices to maximize time spent during a care appointment—for both providers and patients. Well Versed also contains a groundbreaking, user-driven provider directory to connect Black MSM to care that meets their specific needs.

What is CEBAAC?

See the CEBAAC Microsite

Partners

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) is a nonprofit national association of state health department program directors who administer state and federal programs that provide comprehensive health care and supportive services for people living with, or at risk for, HIV and viral hepatitis. These include HIV-prevention programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HRSA’s Ryan White Part B, which funds AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) is an independent organization of AAHIVM HIV Specialists™, HIV Experts™, HIV Pharmacists™ and others dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care.

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a professional nursing association. ANAC educates, connects, supports, and advocates for nurses and nurse practitioners concerned about HIV and HIV-related care.

Impact Marketing: Impact Marketing + Communications has supported HIV/AIDS‐related information dissemination and education for HRSA/HAB for more than 20 years. Impact synthesizes complex medical, demographic, and behavioral information and analyzes findings from pilot projects to create training manuals, curricula, interactive webinars, and other tools to educate health care providers on best practices and replication of this work.

HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) is an organization of more than 5,000 HIV clinicians and scientists working on the front lines of the HIV epidemic in all 50 states. To advance HIV quality care, HIVMA develops clinical practice guidelines and CME activities for HIV physicians and medical providers, including HIV Maintenance of Certification modules accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)/Greater Than AIDS is a nonprofit, private foundation that offers in-depth analysis of major national health care issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF sponsors Greater Than AIDS, a public information program on reducing HIV stigma.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) works with a network of organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways, including: providing research‐based advocacy for health centers and their clients; educating the public about the mission and value of health centers; training and providing technical assistance to health center staff and boards; and developing alliances with private partners and key stakeholders to foster the delivery of primary health care services to communities in need.

Contacts

Terrance Moore
Deputy Executive Director
NASTAD

Michael Evanson
Project Officer
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau