BOSTON, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 10th, the nation will observe National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. According to CDC, 1 in 4 new HIV infections occurs in youth ages 13 to 24 years. In an effort to support those working with adolescents to prevent HIV, a new digital resource center, WhatWorksInYouthHIV.org, has been launched to offer innovative, youth-friendly resources nationwide.
WhatWorksInYouthHIV.org presents emerging and evidence-based practices and resources in an engaging, interactive, and practical way. The site pulls together accurate and practical resources geared towards youth that are publicly available around the web to make them easy to find. WhatWorksInYouthHIV.org is designed to meet the needs of national and community organizations, professionals working with young people, and federal staff.
WhatWorksInYouthHIV.org includes the following features:
- Prevention strategies, interventions, and social media approaches
- Training and technical assistance resources
- Quick facts
- A calendar of events
This new online resource center targets those who are working with youth at risk for HIV. Over the three years of the project, the site will offer content specific to African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents who are engaging in male-to-male sexual contact; disconnected youth, including those who are runaways, homeless, in detention centers or foster care or not in school; and teens who live in communities with high rates of HIV and STDs.
The resource center was recently launched by John Snow, Inc. (JSI) through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention National Resource Center. The center is funded by the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). The SMAIF provides support for activities to prevent new HIV infections and reduce dropoffs along the HIV care continuum for racial and ethnic minorities living with HIV. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) runs the center through a cooperative agreement.
Get an orientation to the site at: http://www.whatworksinyouthhiv.org/making-youth-hiv-work
Learn more about the project that developed the website: National Resource Center for Adolescent HIV Prevention
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., is a nonprofit public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Our mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.
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