Take action to incorporate meaningful community-engagement strategies. This will ensure that Black gay men have access to sexual health services. Connecting Resources for Urban Sexual Health (CRUSH - No Longer Active) and Project Silk may operate on opposite coasts, but these innovative youth-centered programs share a deep commitment to raising the standard of care for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) via the power of community engagement.
Presenters from both programs provide concrete examples, action steps, and best practices for incorporating participatory action as part of HIV programming and research focused on Black MSM patient communities.
Project Silk: Stitching up the Gaps between Community Needs and Funders’ Imperatives
Presenter: Mackey R. Friedman, PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Project Silk