CDC YMSM Grant
San Francisco awarded one of three five-year grants from CDC
After a competitive process, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded three five year grants to San Francisco Unified School District/School Health Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Broward County, Florida School District to pilot and implement programming for young men of color who have sex with men (YMSM).
Learn more about the grant and program at CDC's website.
YEAR ONE 13-14
During our first year of planning, School Health Programs worked in collaboration with high school Wellness Program staff and community-based organizations to create innovative and focused activities. We are excited to take the next step of program implementation this school year. The goal of the Young Men’s Health Project is to improve the health and safety of young men, increase student participation in comprehensive sexual health education, increase students’ access to and utilization of community based sexual health services, and decrease HIV/STD infections among young men.
YEAR TWO 14-15
This year we are beginning to provide young men’s health groups focused on positive masculinity and health with the goal of increasing awareness of regular HIV testing at a select number of sites. Stay tuned for more information as we move forward with year 2.