HIV Health Literacy Training & Black MSM

HIV Health Literacy Training & Black MSM

August 17, 2016
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HRSA has released the training platform for In It Together: National Health Literacy Project for Black MSM, an initiative to improve the capacity of individuals and organizations to deliver health literate HIV services, focusing on health services provided to Black/African American men who have sex with men. Training seeks to improve health outcomes along the HIV care continuum by developing health literate organizations and promoting health literacy as a component of culturally appropriate service delivery. The HRSA-funded training initiative was implemented by John Snow, Inc.

Web Platform Provides Access to Training

The In It Together micro website on the TARGET Center allows individuals and organizations to:

  • explore the training curriculum
  • listen to audio recordings of trainings
  • print posters and brochures that promote health literate conversations
  • identify additional health literacy resources, and
  • request an in-person training from one of In It Together’s health literacy trainers.

HEALTH LITERACY is the degree to which people can find, understand, and use the health information and services they need in order to make health decisions that are right for them.

In It Together Trainers Are Ready

Trainers representing 34 communities in 25 states are available to provide in-person training created to help organizations to:

  • Recognize indications that someone is experiencing limited health literacy.
  • Apply health literate approaches to improve their communication with their clients.
  • Understand why health literate organization are important to Black MSM.
  • Understand what steps individuals and organizations can take to promote health literacy and deliver health literate HIV services.

Magnus Azuine, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., CHAS, HRSA/HAB Public Health Analyst