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HealthHIV’s “Transforming from HIV Prevention Practice to Prevention InnovationTM” (TRANSFORM) program provides training and technical assistance (TA) to the Targeted Highly-Effective Interventions to Reverse the HIV Epidemic (THRIVE) health departments (PS15-1509) and their community partners.

TRANSFORM Goal

The goal of TRANSFORM is to transform, strengthen, and expand the workforce capacity of the THRIVE-funded health departments and their community partners to comprehensively provide care to MSM of color at risk for or living with HIV.

TRANSFORM Purpose

TRANSFORM provides a multifaceted training and TA program designed to strengthen, expand and transform the workforce capacity of the THRIVE health departments, and their community partners.

TRANSFORM Intended Outcomes

  • Increase THRIVE health departments’ access to culturally and linguistically appropriate, competency-based training that includes behavioral health, prevention, and social services modules.
  • Enhance THRIVE health departments’ provisions of comprehensive prevention, care, behavioral health, and social services for MSM of color at risk for or living with HIV.
  • Build the capacity of THRIVE health departments through focused TA to plan, implement, and sustain comprehensive prevention, care, behavioral health, and social services for MSM of color at risk for or living with HIV.
  • Boost the capacity of THRIVE health departments to evaluate and monitor process, implementation, and outcomes of THRIVE programs.

TRANSFORM will achieve its goals through the following strategies:

  • Launching an e-toolkit to include webinars, e-learning, and peer-led communities of practice.
  • Conducting in-person, skills-building trainings.
  • Providing intensive in-person and virtual TA to the THRIVE health departments and their community partners.

TRANSFORMation will require public health and provider services to work collaboratively, addressing HIV by developing a new system of public health practice, tailored to MSM of color, to improve health outcomes.

By training and building workforce capacity, public health systems can be TRANSFORMed to become comprehensive, culturally competent, and interconnected. Additionally, newly trained staff will be able to work collaboratively with a multi-sector provider system to more fully address the needs of MSM of color, mitigate the impact of HIV, and improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum.