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    National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer III: Community Network Program
    The goal of this project is to reduce cancer health disparities for African Americans by developing collaborations that enhance existing community partnerships. These partnerships will address the disconnect between delivery systems and community-based participatory education, research and training in the African American community.
    20 active community coalitions throughout the US National Headquarters @ MSM None On-Going D. Blumenthal, CHPM
    SUCCEED
    SUCCEED (Southeastern US Collaborative Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Disparities) Regional (Georgia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina) project to implement evidence-based interventions to promote breast and cervical cancer screening among African American women. A project of the MSM Prevention Research Center. Partners include the Emory and University of N. Carolina PRCs, the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of S. Carolina, and the Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness.
    African American women in Georgia, North Carolina, & South Carolina Fulton County

    Southwest Georgia
    Centers for Disease Control Through October 2013 D. Blumenthal & L. Reese, CHPM
    Not One More Life
    Not One More Life is an asthma education program dedicated to teaching others about asthma. NOML partners with communities of faith to provide programs of onsite education, screening by both symptom questionnaires and lung function testing, physician counseling, referral and outcome monitoring to minority and poor populations characterized by disparities in morbidity and mortality attributable to respiratory disease.
    Asthma Sufferers Multiple Locations Funded by Volunteers & Donations On-Going L. Graham, Pediatrics
    Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability
    The Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability was formed to address the relationship between social and economic disadvantage and the prevalence of developmental disabilities and to reduce health disparities and the disparity in services available for this vulnerable population.
    Individuals with disabilities and are socio-economically disadvantaged Metro-Atlanta / Southeast United States Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta

    Atlanta Regional Commission – Agency on Aging

    Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

    HRSA/MCH

    Private donations
    On-Going L.Rubin, Pediatrics
    Community Health Worker Project
    CHWs provide health promotion information.
    Clients of the Center for Working Families The Center for Working Families, Inc. NIH/Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute Through September 2015 G. McCray, CHPM
    Peer-to-Peer Training of Community Health Workers to Improve Heart Health among African American Women
    This train-the-trainer initiative uses the NHLBI manual, With Every Heart Beat is Life: A Community Health Workers Manual for African Americans is designed to: 1) Increase knowledge of heart healthy habits among community health workers who serve predominantly African American female populations; 2) Enhance the core competencies of community health workers who serve predominantly African American female populations; and 3) rapidly and reliably build community organizations’ capacity to address heart health using a traditional community health worker model.
    CHW Health Workers MSM National Heart Lung and Blood Institute 16 months Robina Josiah Willock, CHPM
    AIDS Clinics (2)
    Relationships with community AIDS service organizations and county health departments. Treat 3,000 HIV patients and screen over 10,000 high-risk clients each year.
    AIDS Patients & High Risk Clients Atlanta National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities On-Going G. Stringer, Medicine
    Community Voices
    Works to make health care available to all by ensuring the survival of safety-net providers and strengthening community support services.
    Minorities Nationwide W.K. Kellogg Foundation On-Going H. Treadwell, NCPC
    PADP
    Provides culturally competent case management services to women, children, adolescents and their families who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The program seeks to reduce client barriers to obtaining healthcare and to improve their access to primary care. This is accomplished by assessing client needs, linking clients with resources, providing follow up and ongoing care and support services. PADP case management services complement the clinical services to HIV/AIDS patients receiving care and treatment in Morehouse School of Medicine Clinics.
    Women, Children, Adolescents & Families Who are Affected by HIV/AIDS Atlanta Title IV of The Ryan White Care Act through HRSA On-Going J. Zuberi, Pediatrics
    Office of Community Relations & Special Projects
    Health professions recruitment; math & science curriculum enrichment.
    K-12 students Metro-Atlanta Atlanta Foundation On-Going J. Scott, Admissions/ Student Affairs
    Metropolitan Atlanta Violence Prevention Partnership (MAVPP)
    Coalition of multiple organizations that focus on prevention of youth violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse.
    Teens, Kids, & Partners Metro-Atlanta Emory Center for Injury Control

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    On-Going J. Griffin, CHPM
    Metropolitan Atlanta STARS Program
    Aimed at decreasing violence among adolescent serious violent offenders returning to the community.
    Adolescent Offenders Atlanta Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Until May 2013 J. Griffin, CHPM
    Strengthening Families & Communities (SFC) Project
    Promotes the operation of a broad coalition of community stakeholders focusing on the prevention of violence, teen pregnancy, school dropout, financial literacy, and health promotion.
    Adolescents & Their Families Metro-Atlanta Administration for Children Families On-Going J. Griffin, CHPM
    Young Adult Guidance Center (YAGC) Mentoring Project Evaluation
    The mentoring research project is aimed at decreasing recidivism among adolescent offenders returning to the community. The study examines the relationships among three variables: perceived stress, social connectedness, and recidivism for serious violent adolescent offenders.
    Adolescent Offenders Atlanta National Institute on Drug Abuse July 31, 2013 J. Griffin, CHPM
    MSM PRC Community Health Connections Radio Show
    Twice-monthly broadcast on WYZE-AM (also live streaming on the Internet). Provides information on a variety of health topics with guests from MSM, other institutions, and the community
    Public at Large Atlanta CDC On-Going L. Goodin & D. Collins, CHPM/PRC
    Cooperative Regional Prevention Resource Center (CRPRC)
    An alcohol abuse prevention program that . provides clearinghouse services, training, technical assistance, information dissemination, and evaluation services.
    Talbatton, Peach, Price, and Lamar Counties Talbatton Georgia Department of Human Resources On-Going M. Langley , CHPM & HPRC
    Teen Pregnancy Prevention Replication Project
    Uses the Carrera approach. Partners include Right Way, Wrong Way, Inc.; (Cobb County); Get Ahead House (Monticello); and Lamar County Activity Center.
    Adolescents Fulton, Cobb, Lamar, Spalding, & Jasper Counties Federal Office of Adolescent Health Through August 2015 M. Langley, CHPM & HPRC
    Health Promotion Resource Center (HPRC)
    Teen pregnancy and substance abuse prevention projects; community organization and development.
    Pre-Teens & Teens Metro-Atlanta, SW Atlanta, & Middle GA     M. Langley, CHPM
    Community Health Fairs and Screenings
    Health fairs at churches and other sites that offer blood pressure readings, diabetes screening, and other services in conjunction with recruiting for clinical trials. Approximately 2400 people are served annually.
    Underserved Minority populations Metro-Atlanta MSM NIH P. Cooper, CRC
    Grady East Point Neighborhood Health Center
    Primary care center affiliated with Grady Hospital.
    Low-Income East Point Grady Health System On-Going V. Plummer, Family Medicine
    Healthcare Without Walls (HWW)
    HWW is a comprehensive community-based model addressing the health care needs of children who have been homeless. Health care services for children are provided at Mary Hall Freedom House a substance abuse rehab facility.
    Children Sandy Springs Healthy Tomorrows On-Going Y. Tyler-Hill, Pediatrics