Harlem United, Hudson Planning Group, and FROST'D are funded by a grant from the U.S. Office of Minority Health to provide Technical Assistance and Capacity Development services to small, minority-serving HIV/AIDS services providers.
What services are available?
Harlem United/Hudson Planning is offering a wide range of hands-on technical assistance, including:
Who is eligible?
Small, community-based organizations in NYC that provide (or would like to provide) HIV services to minority communities that have been disproportionately impacted by HIV
How much do these services cost?
Services are provided to eligible organizations free of charge.
The OMH-funded, Technical Assistance Partnership Project (TAPP) is a collaborative between Harlem United (lead), Hudson Planning Group (HPG), and the Foundation for Research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (FROST'D). Much of TAPP's efforts in the current contract have been focused on creating new prevention programs in highly-impacted, Black and Latino(a) neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Upper Manhattan, and the South Bronx.
New Prevention Services
FROST'D, for example, has been working diligently with New Hope for the World Ministries (NHWM), a group of Christian ministries in Harlem. First, FROST'D partnered with NHWM to sponsor Reach Week 2010, a huge prevention event, during which nine (9) local ministers demonstrated their leadership to their congregations and the community at large by agreeing to be publically tested for HIV by our testers. Then, in order to further their capacity, this same group of ministers asked us to train them as HIV testers. We followed by helping NHWM to secure a CLIA waiver (which required, among other things, securing appropriate space, identifying a lab director, and producing a P&P). Today, NHWM is conducting its own HIV tests in the community – with a goal of testing 200 people per year – and providing HIV education workshops to their faith-based peers. TAPP is now in the process of helping NHWM to write grants to identify funding to sustain and build upon these important efforts.
HPG has been focused on helping organizations with strategic planning and feasibility analyses for various types of programs including a primary medical care program for injection drug users and an FQHC. One of these projects, a feasibility analysis of an outpatient mental health clinic for the formerly incarcerated (and HIV+), just got the "green light" from the New York State Office of Mental Health to move from planning to implementation. This clinic will serve roughly 350 new clients in Year 1 and 410 in Year 2.
New Prevention Funds
We are also extremely proud to announce that through TAPP, HPG has helped our clients to secure critically-needed funding for new prevention programs. For example, during the original contract, we secured more than $1 million in funds for our clients; under the current contract, we've already secured an additional $600,000.
How do I learn more about this program?
Contact Margaretta Fox to find out more and to arrange an initial consultation.