ETAC Meeting a Success

IMG_3356CBAM is excited to report the success of the second all-grantee meeting for its Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center. Funded by HRSA’s Special Projects of National Significance and led by Dr. Ron Brooks, the focus of this center is “Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum Initiative.” The meeting was held at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The meeting aimed to provide information on the next steps in multi-site evaluations, to train individuals on implementing the Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI), to understand each site’s process for outreach and recruitment strategies, and to ensure that all sites had a unified approach to determining eligibility and enrollment that reflected the initiative’s purpose of improving engagement. Additionally, attendees were provided with technology demonstration presentations and were given the opportunity to facilitate linkages between Evaluation and Technical Assistance Centers and sites for support as needed. Training sessions included demonstrations of how ACASI works, how to use social media for recruitment, and how to develop scales.

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