Minority Substance Abuse & HIV/Hepatitis C Prevention

Provided evaluation support services to TERROS Behavioral Health to provide culturally and gender-appropriate services to prevent substance abuse and the transmission of HIV and hepatitis.

Funding: Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) from
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Partners: TERROS Behavioral Health Services and six community organizations.

Program Description: TERROS offers culturally sensitive and gender appropriate services to prevent substance abuse and the transmission of HIV and hepatitis among minority populations in the Phoenix-Mesa area. Over a five-year period, TERROS combined SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework with local planning and service delivery.

CABHP's Role: CABHP has worked with Terros to create and implement a five step process: (1) a community-based needs assessment, (2) capacity building among service providers (training), (3) development of a culturally appropriate strategic plan, (4) design and implementation of an evidence-based prevention program and any related infrastructure (a data management system and portal) and (5) regular evaluations of process and outcomes, using interviews and data collection and analysis.

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