The Community Action Board (CAB) Working Group on Disparities includes interested members of the community, representatives from over 15 community-based organizations and HIV service providers, as well as UW researchers and staff.
Under the leadership of Dr. Ann Kurth, former SPRC core coordinator, and using the principles of community-based participatory research, the Disparities Working Group developed a R21 research proposal. “Reducing HIV Disparities: Sexual Concurrency Communication for HIV Prevention among African-American and African-Born Populations”, that was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in August 2008. The project was funded and more information about it can be found here . More information about results from this research can be found here .
This focus of this project is on translating the scientific findings on sexual networks and concurrency into culturally resonant prevention messages to reduce racial disparities in HIV among African-American and African-born populations in Seattle/King County. Dr. Michele Andrasik, SPRC Faculty, is the Principal Investigator for this project.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Disparities Working Group or would like more information about the CFAR/CFAS Community Action Board, please contact Joanna Bove at bovej at uw.edu.