Community Education Group (CEG), a nonprofit located in Washington, DC that is dedicated to ending HIV and related health disparities. CEG has a commitment to changing the way the world tackles public health in underserved communities. My colleague, Dr. Tyriesa Howard Howell, and I (A. Toni Young) are conducting disseminating two surveys study to evaluate how nonprofit organizations around the world are preparing to ensure their sustainability. One participant from each survey who completes the survey in its entirety will be randomly selected to win a $200 gift card that will be electronically delivered by December 1, 2018.
- Survey 1: Project Boundless
Throughout the 30+ years of the fight against HIV, medical advancements such as antiretroviral therapy (ARV) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have shifted the ways in which nonprofits (including CEG) have evolved in an effort to maintain the community's presence and engagement in HIV treatment and prevention. As a part of our evolution, community organizations have embraced our roles in Red Carpet linkage-to-care networks, transitioned from traditional behavior modification approaches by navigating community members to PrEP, and have expanded other areas in the services we provide. On the dawn of a new day in HIV service delivery, that being HIV cure research, we would like to learn more about your organization's preparation for the next phase of the fight.
WHY WE'RE ASKING
The purpose of our study is to inform how to best establish a global dialogue among non-government and community organizations concerning the impact of biomedical HIV treatment and cure-related research. This research will also help us understand how finding an HIV cure may affect organizational sustainability.
WHO WE'RE ASKING
Participants 18 years and older that are affiliated with nongovernmental, nonprofit and community-based organizations are being asked to participate.
WHAT WE'RE ASKING
Please complete our survey and share it with other colleagues on the frontlines of community-based HIV prevention and treatment.
This study was approved by the New England Review Board (Protocol No. 120180166).
- Survey 2: The Equitable Access Survey
The Equitable Access Coalition (EAC) seeks to mobilize a diverse group of individuals and organizations reflecting persons of color living in rural communities in the South. We want to influence policy change and provide access to education affecting policy change at the state and county levels.
WHY WE’RE ASKING
Our purpose is to:
1. increase access to HIV prevention care and treatment with an emphasis on PrEP;
2. increase access to HCV screening, education, and treatment; and
3. increase access to family planning and health services for transgender men and transgender women.
4. identify local and state policy issues
We are interested in organizations located in the Southern United States: including Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, New Orleans, Florida, and Texas.
WHO WE'RE ASKING
Organizations and persons representing these key populations: people living with HIV and/or HCV, injection drug users, formerly incarcerated, harm reduction specialist, gender nonconforming individuals, transgender men, transgender women, same gender loving persons, persons with substance use disorders, heterosexual men, and heterosexual women.
WHAT WE'RE ASKING
Please complete our survey and share it with other colleagues.
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