Project Title: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Programs for Community-Based Organizations CDC-RFA-PS21-2102
Applicant Organization Name: Centro De Salud La Comunidad De San Ysidro Inc. DBA San Ysidro Health
Address: 1601 Precision Park Lane, San Diego, CA 92173-1345
Project Director Name: Kevin Mattson, San Ysidro Health President & CEO
Contact Phone Number: 619-205-6322 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: www.syhealth.org
Program Funds Requested: $450,000 per year of the five year project period
Purpose: San Ysidro Health (SYHealth) is requesting $450,000 per year over the five year Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention (CHIP) Program project period. SYHealth’s proposed CHIP Program directly aligns with the CDC’s overall CHIP program goal to enhance existing strategies for community based HIV prevention programs. SYHealth proposes to leverage its existing service structure and expand the health center’s comprehensive, culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate HIV Prevention services specifically focus on the target population of HIV+ and high-risk negative (HRN) young MSM (ages 16-29) of ethnic minority. SYHealth’s CHIP program will reach young MSM of ethnic minorities by: 1) increasing HIV prevention education and targeted testing activities by deploying its HIV mobile testing unit across selected areas in San Diego County, and 2) provide a holistic and integrated approach to prevention services by implementing the MPowerment behavioral risk reduction intervention to support recruitment, outreach, and engagement in HIV services for HIV+ and HRN individuals.
Outcomes: In alignment with CDC guidance and recommendations, SYHealth’s proposed CHIP Program will demonstrate measurable progress among its target population as specified by the following short-term outcomes by June 30, 2026:
Diagnose: SYHealth will: a) test 1,500 high-risk individuals for HIV, b) identify 40 HIV+ individuals, increasing awareness of the infection, and c) refer 750 HRN individuals for screening and treatment of STDs, viral hepatitis, and/or TB.
Treat: SYHealth will: a) link 36 newly diagnosed HIV+ individuals (90% of those identified) to medical care within 30 days of diagnosis, b) re-engage or link to care within 30 days 90% of previously diagnosed HIV+ individuals identified and who are currently not in care, c) refer 40 HIV+ individuals (100% of those identified) to partner services, and d) provide medication adherence and referral to essential support services to 36 HIV+ individuals (90% of those identified).
Prevent: SYHealth will a) refer 100% of HRN individuals who meet the criteria to a PrEP Navigator, b) refer 100% of HRN individuals who exhibit additional needs to essential support services, c) will provide/refer 500 HRN individuals to HIP behavioral (Mpowerment), d) will provide/refer 50 HIV+ individuals to a HIP behavioral intervention (Mpowerment), and e) will distribute 20,000 condoms to HRN and HIV+ individuals.