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Department of Community Health

Grantee Information

Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 656-4164 (Phone)

The Department of Community Health’s Office of Minority Health addresses the elimination of minority health disparities in Georgia. Their mission is to provide leadership and advocacy for policies, strategic planning, and program development to eliminate disparities, promote wellness and improve access to healthcare for ethnic minorities and underserved populations.

Grant Project Information

Project Stronger Together
$219,830
Harold Young
(404) 656-4164
hyoung@dch.ga.gov

Abstract

The purpose of the project is to increase, develop and improve effective service delivery capacity for 30 community-based, minority-serving organizations (CBMSO) in Metro Atlanta. Georgia’s AIDS rate is higher than all but six states and D.C., and HIV/AIDS affects a disproportionate amount of minority populations. The project targets agencies serving minority populations including those who are HIV-positive, men who have sex with men, injection drug users, other substance abusers, the incarcerated, gay men, lesbians and sex workers. The project plans to implement the following strategies/practices or interventions:

  • Identify and screen 30 CBMSOs,
  • Increase programmatic, fiscal, and administrative capacity through workshops/trainings,
  • Provide one-on-one administrative technical assistance to improve the fiscal and administrative capacity,
  • Provide one-on-one programmatic technical assistance to improve the planning and administration of effective HIV/AIDS-related services,
  • Identify other sources for programmatic technical assistance and link appropriate CBMSOs to these sources and
  • Work with CBMSOs to develop links to other service providers to complete a continuum of prevention and treatment services specifically for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
The project expects to make a positive impact on the knowledge and behavior of program participants; and produce technical assistance and capacity building for CBMSO’s to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. Data will be gathered utilizing a variety of methods and modalities, including interviews, focus groups, site observations, and participation in project and workgroup meetings. Specific performance indicators include the number of:
  • CBMSOs screened,
  • One-on-one sessions conducted with selected CBMSOs,
  • Group sessions conducted,
  • MOAs signed increasing linkages between CBMSOs and other organizations and
  • Grant applications written by CBMSOs receiving technical assistance.

The data gathered during the ongoing process evaluation will provide a necessary framework for understanding the results of the outcome evaluation. The outcome evaluation will use measures designed to be appropriate for the target population and will be pre-tested prior to full scale implementation.

OMH objective(s) towards which the project's results most contribute
  • Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)



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