The ACASA will conduct a Primary Prevention Capacity Assessment of the ACASA's readiness to plan and implement sexual violence prevention strategies and develop recommendations based on assessment findings to promote health equity and advance primary prevention. The project will enhance the expertise of the coalition in primary prevention, health inequities focus, increased the use of data to inform programmatic decisions, established partnerships that increase the coalition's ability to address the needs of populations, improve health outcomes for individuals, communities, and communities in the population(s) and communities of greatest need most affected by sexual violence.
Outcomes will be achieved by May 31, 2024, and will increase the understanding of ACASA staff expertise and increase available resources. Capacity of the coalition will be increased by the understanding of available data sources in Arkansas that may be used to identify population(s) and communities of focus and increase the understanding of current ACASA partnerships, and how these partnerships are/are not meeting the current and future primary prevention and health equity work needs. An increased understanding of ACASA’s current technical assistance provision and how well it incorporates health equity will also increase the capacity of the coalition to provide this type of assistance in partnership with other CDC Rape Prevention Education funded programs within the state of Arkansas.