Public Health Grant/Contract Application in Response to NATIONAL CENTER FOR HIV, VIRAL HEPATITIS, STDS AND TB PREVENTION National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS).
Writing a Public Health Grant/Contract Application in Response to an FOA This assignment provides you the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge you have gained in your MPH program studies. You will now set your sights on the actual grant or contract application process.
The FOA associated with this public health intervention will be used as the basis for your grant or contract application. Conduct research, analyze the subject matter, and synthesize your findings to include the following steps in your grant application:
- Read and analyze all instructions for your chosen grant or contract FOA very precisely to understand the requirements of the application.
- Using your new knowledge, compile all FOA requirements to be used as references in preparation for your research paper.
- Develop a 15-20 page research paper, completing the following elements:
- Identify the name of FOA and organization soliciting bids
- Produce a needs assessment
- Define your problem statement
- Identify your chosen methodology to address the identified needs
- Describe your proposed evaluation plan
- Outline a budget proposal and justifications
- Identify partners to be engaged
- Provide a conclusion
Write a 15â€“20-page, double-spaced paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Your goal is to fully inform your audience about your chosen public health intervention and chosen FOA.
Utilize at least 7â€“10 scholarly sources in your research and be sure to include a references page. Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
This is my hypothetical pitch please use of this information as a reflection of the direction or comparison to the FOA. The age group for this study is 18-45
in the metropolitan statistical area (MAS) of South Miami, FL -Dade County.
African American MSM experiences broader social and economic injustices that place them at a higher risk of HIV infection. Knowing the specific content responsible for behavior change should help design optimal interventions to achieve behavior change goals, such as reducing sexual risk, averting HIV infections, and improving adherence to antiretroviral drugs for those living with HIV. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and black MSM in particular, consistently represent the largest proportion of HIV-infected persons in the United States. Although MSM represents approximately 2% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 63% of all new HIV infections in 2010, and black MSM accounted for a larger proportion of new HIV diagnoses than did white or Latino MSM. (Purcell DW, Johnson C, Lansky A, et al, 2012) I have linked and included the National HIV Behavioral surveillance grant FOA.
The purpose of the public health initiative is to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among African American MSM ages 18-45. Hypothetically, the interventionâ€™s title would be PIN-Positive Iâ€™m Negative. The PIN initiative will be in the format of a seven-session, small-group intervention that is ideally specific for African American MSM in addition to all MSM that aims to reduce the behavioral risks for acquiring HIV and other STDs and increase health-protective actions. The intervention focuses on helping African American MSM better understand the social, cultural, and behavioral determinants that affect their HIV/STD risk. Moreover, PIN focuses on perceptions of personal susceptibility to HIV and other STDs; knowledge of STDs and the interrelation between STDs and HIV; awareness of risk-reduction and health-promotion behaviors; skills and self-efficacy related to consistent condom use, condom negotiation, and partner communication; and decisions about testing for HIV/STDs.
For the purpose of preparation, peer-reviewed efforts with the same target population will be reviewed to assess what methods are/have been impactful to the fixed population selected for this proposal. Representatives from the local community organizations to discuss current statistics and new protection methods and treatment options. Part of the discussion also included focusing on popular dismissive attitudes of the U.S. population and within the African American community concerning the dangers of contracting the disease. Testing will be available and the representatives from the local community organizations will be on hand to speak with participants about Menâ€™s Health Issues. Pre and Post Surveys and interactive assessments will be provided to participants to determine if the participantâ€™s made a decision to change their cognitive behavior and habits to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS. To keep abreast with the changed behavior participants will be entered into a raffle to become community health ambassadors to spread the level of understanding and knowledge through community events and activities.
The following ideal partners would help exemplify the call of action to help guide the direction of the proposed issue:
State and County Health Departments
National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Positive HIV/AIDS community advocates
State/County Newspapers, Radio stations, local TV correspondence
Health Professionals: Physicians, Clinicians, Nurses, and Disease Specialist
Consortium groups, and nonprofit organizations
HIV/AIDS epidemic has presented numerous challenges over the years for particular populations. African-Americans, especially men who have sex with men, are the major victims affected by varying societal perceptions and beliefs towards homosexuality and persons engaging in the vice. In the US, significant progress has been made to approve same-sex relationships, and this has contributed to reduces cases of HIV/AIDS. However, these rates remain high for African-American populations, thus the need to initiate long-term strategies to avert vulnerability to infection. Some of the most effective strategies I will integrate strategies such as enhancing the cognitive ability for changed behavior, dismantle stigma, discrimination, substance abuse, uptake of condoms and lubricants, and community empowerment.