Black MSM Initiative

Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex With Men

The Black Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Initiative was a three-year Initiative that funded eight recipient sites to implement evidence-informed behavioral health interventions and/or models of care (MOCs) to engage, link, and retain Black MSM with HIV in medical care and supportive services. The interventions/MOCs included strategies to integrate behavioral health services, including substance use disorder treatment, with HIV care to specifically address the needs of Black MSM with HIV and improve their health outcomes. Intervention outcomes informed the development of implementation toolkits and other dissemination products in order to promote replication across the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and other health care settings.

These sites chose from the four interventions and/or models of care (MOCs) from the Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-identified HRSA/SPNS to implement culturally competent services for Black MSM with HIV. These interventions included a social marketing campaign, a case management program, recreation-based peer support, and motivational interviewing.


Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Chandria Jones, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Scientist
NORC at the University of Chicago
(301) 634-5498

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Adan Cajina, MS


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: NORC at the University of Chicago

Grant number: U90HA31812

Project Period: 2018-2022