Program Overview

HealthHIV’s “Transforming from HIV Prevention Practice to Prevention Innovation” (TRANSFORM) program provides training and technical assistance (TA) to the Targeted Highly-Effective Interventions to Reverse the HIV Epidemic (THRIVE) health departments (PS15-1509) and their community partners. The TRANSFORM program is led by HealthHIV.

The THRIVE Program

THRIVE supports state and local health department demonstration projects to develop community collaboratives that provide comprehensive HIV prevention and care services for MSM of color. Each health department leads a collaborative that includes funded community-based organizations (CBOs) and other unfunded partners such as health care providers and behavioral health and social services providers in their jurisdictions. The collaborative models developed in THRIVE will be designed and implemented to be sustainable beyond the end of the project period.

TRANSFORMational Education

Modules

The TRANSFORM online modules are interactive and self-paced. There are 14 online modules; each can be completed within one hour. The modules include learning objectives and knowledge assessments to reinforce information retention throughout the module. Modules may contain supporting materials that are downloadable.

Facilitator Guides

The TRANSFORM facilitator guides allow THRIVE health department training staff to conduct in-person Training of Providers (ToP). The guides delineate the step-by-step instructions necessary to facilitate each training with confidence and fidelity. Two facilitator guides are available: "Motivational Interviewing: Promoting Client Readiness to Change" and "Cultural Competency: Addressing Racism, Poverty, and Homophobia". Each facilitator guide has a corresponding slide presentation and participant manual.

Thriving Health Departments

THRIVE supports state and local health department demonstration projects to develop community collaboratives that provide comprehensive HIV prevention and care services for MSM of color. Each health department leads a collaborative that includes funded community-based organizations (CBOs) and other unfunded partners such as health care providers and behavioral health and social services providers in their jurisdictions. The collaborative models developed in THRIVE will be designed and implemented to be sustainable beyond the end of the project period.

Collaboration to Provide Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Services for MSM of Color

Each health department grantee must fund local CBOs using at least 25% of its award to provide comprehensive HIV prevention and care services and behavioral health and social services for MSM of color. The health departments will ensure that all THRIVE services are provided by including unfunded partners in the collaborative.

Participating Departments

  • Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Washington, DC Department of Health
  • Louisiana Department of Health
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • City of Philadelphia Public Health Department
  • Virginia Department of Health

Featured Department:

Virginia Department of Health

This project facilitates navigation of high-risk communities in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk-Newport News areas to an array of medical and social services, including PrEP.

TRANSFORMational Assistance

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Resources

Featured Resource

PrEP Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a more in-depth overview of PrEP and how it protects persons at risk for HIV.

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About Us

TRANSFORM is made possible by a community of hardworking and dedicated public health professionals and service providers. Our team works collaboratively within a multi-sector approach to develop a new system of public health practice. We seek to more fully address the needs of MSM of color, mitigate the impact of HIV, and improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum.

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