Center for Health Training Resource Group
1106 Clayton Lane, STE 410E, Austin, TX 78723
CHT Resource Group (CRG) provides client-interactive program development, expert technical assistance, evaluation planning, program management and leadership development to community-based organizations, institutions and health and wellness advocates.Grant Project Information
The purpose of this project is to address the disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS, as well as the propensity toward late HIV/AIDS diagnoses among Hispanic populations. The project will target Hispanics, ages 18 to 25, attending the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas A&M University. It will address the lack of HIV resources, including HIV/AIDS testing, as well as the lack of gender and culturally appropriate health service materials. CHT will form a health and HIV/AIDS services network by partnering with University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas A&M, Valley AIDS Council and Coastal Bend AIDS Foundation. CHT and partners will refer students visiting the health centers to appropriate network partners, distribute condoms, employ students for peer-to-peer education and network development and provide weekly HIV testing on campus. The intended outcomes of the project include increasing access to information and resources, and decreasing the timeframe between positive diagnoses and access to care. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, the project will collect data on the number of condoms restocked, the number of referrals and the number of individuals who are tested at participating universities.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):
- Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and 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)
Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives (by number and name) towards which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines at).
- HP 2010 13-6: increase the proportion of sexually active persons who use condoms
- HP 2010 13-5: reduce the number of cases of HIV infection among adolescents and adults
- HP 2010 13-7: increase the number of HIV-positive persons who know their serostatus
- HP 2010 13-14: increase the proportion of HIV infected adolescents and adults who receive testing, treatment, and prophylaxis consistent with current PHS treatment guidelines
- HP 2010 13-15: extend the interval of time between the initial diagnosis of HIV infection and AIDS diagnosis in order to increase years of life on an individuals infected with HIV