HAPIS Awards $2 Million To HIV Prevention Programs

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

Based upon recently completed-and highly competitive-Request For Proposals (RFP), the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Intervention Section (HAPIS), within the Michigan Department of Community Health, has awarded $2 million to 16 community-based and non-governmental organizations to provide highly-targeted evidence-based HIV prevention services.

Programming supported through these awards is concentrated in those areas of the state determined to have the highest HIV prevalence rates. Awards were also given for services in Berrien County, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw, Traverse City, and Ypsilanti.

Funded services include HIV counseling, testing and referral, and behavioral interventions. These interventions are targeted to populations at increased risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV, including HIV-positive individuals, men who have sex with men, injecting drug users, and heterosexual individuals whose partners are HIV-infected or at high risk (e.g., injecting drug users). A majority of the funds awarded also support programming specifically targeting African Americans, who are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in Michigan.

Grantees, services, and amounts granted are as follows:

AIDS Partnership Michigan (APM)

·CTR for MSM and African American women HRH;

·“Prevention Options for Positives” for HIV+ MSM

$198,419

Alternatives for Girls (AFG)

·4-session skills-building workshops; recruitment to CTR for commercial sex workers;

·6-session skills-building workshops; recruitment to CTR for commercial sex workers who are also IDU

$90,000

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)

·CTR for Arab American MSM;

·Single-session skills-building workshops; individual-level prevention counseling for Arab American MSM

$91,739

Community AIDS Resources and Education Services (CARES)

·CTR for African American MSM, IDU (Berrien County);

·Individual-level prevention counseling for African American MSM, IDU (Berrien County)

·CTR for MSM, IDU, HRH;

·“Mpowerment” for MSM;

·“Prevention Options for Positives” for HIV+ MSM

$217,204

Community Health Awareness Group (CHAG)

·CTR for African American IDU, MSM

·“Many Men, Many Voices” for African American MSM

$300,000

Community Health Clinic

·CTR for MSM, IDU, HRH

$35,000

Grand Traverse County Health Department

·Outreach, skills-building sessions for MSM

·Multi-session skills-building workshops; individual-level prevention counseling for HIV-infected MSM

$30,000

Hearth Home

·CTR for MSM;

·“Hot, Health and Keeping it Up” (single-session SBW) for MSM

$98,605

HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC)

·CTR for MSM

·“Prevention Options for Positives” for HIV+ MSM

$135,000

Horizon's Project/Children’s Hospital

·CTR for young African American MSM, HRH (women);

·“Brothers Saving Brothers” (3-session SBW) for young African American MSM

·“SISTA” for young African American women

$121,471

Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN)

·CTR for MSM;

·“Sizzling Safely” (single-session SBW) for MSM;

·“Prevention Options for Positives” for HIV+ MSM

$84,969

Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP)

·CTR for MSM;

·“Many Men, Many Voices” for African American MSM

$250,391

Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan

·SISTA for young African American women

$40,384

St. Mary's McAuley Health Services

·CTR for MSM;

·“Hot, Health and Keeping it Up” (single-session SBW) for MSM:

·“VOICES” for HRH:

·“Partnerships for Health” for HIV-infected persons

$93,000

Wellness HIV/AIDS Services

·CTR for MSM, IDU, HRH women;

·“SISTA” for African American women;

·Prevention case management for HIV-infected persons

$173,144

Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University

·CTR for African American MSM, IDU, HRH;

·“Partnerships for Health” for HIV-infected persons

$112,974