HRSA/HAB Launches New Resource/TA Center to Improve HIV Services for Black MSM

HRSA/HAB Launches New Resource/TA Center to Improve HIV Services for Black MSM

Monday, July 14, 2014

Black MSMHRSA/HAB has launched an HIV prevention and care resource/technical assistance center for HIV care providers focused on strengthening engagement and retention in HIV clinical care among young and adult Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The Center for Engaging Black MSM Across the Care Continuum (CEBACC)is a two-year, $1.2 million HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau cooperative agreement, which will compile and disseminate evidence-based models of care and technical assistance strategies to increase the capacity, quality, and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS services for Black MSM in HIV clinical care, especially among the critical audience of Black youth aged 13 to 24. This project aligns with the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the 2013 White House Care Continuum Executive Order. Black MSM are identified in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as a principal group facing HIV/AIDS-related health disparities.

The cooperative agreement was competed and awarded to the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) which, in partnership with HRSA/HAB, will engage with community leaders, health departments, Black MSM organizations, and other key stakeholders to research, compile, and disseminate culturally and behaviorally appropriate models of HIV prevention and care for Black MSM.

Read more in an blog posting by Laura Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator, HRSA/HAB.

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