Peer-to-Peer Outreach Model to Curb HIV-AIDS Transmission Among High-Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents

Due Date: 
June 8, 2012

This funding opportunity seeks to improve the HIV-AIDS health outcomes of high-risk minority youth (13-19 years old) by supporting community-based efforts to increase HIV-AIDS prevention and education efforts, testing, counseling and referrals. The program will integrate HIV testing, peer educators and lay health workers, counseling and linkages, and social media and technology into a wide- ranging community model to reduce the risk of infection in high prevalence communities.

This project will also encourage partnerships among traditional service providers targeting high-risk adolescents, such as substance abuse prevention centers for youth; foster care agencies working with youth; youth-serving organizations; runaway youth shelters; and peer-to-peer education programs.

The project will have three major components:

  1. HIV testing, counseling, and linkages to services;
  2. peer-to-peer educators/lay health workers for HIV/AIDS education; and
  3. utilization of social media and technology.

To qualify for funding, an applicant must be a private nonprofit, community-based organization with at least five years of experience in providing services to targeted minority populations.

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National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth | 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800 | North Bethesda, MD 20852 | (301) 608-8098 |