Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission among at-risk and racial/ethnic minority youth
Funded through the Department of Health and Human Service – Office of Minority Health (OMH), CHATpdx is a new program designed to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission among at-risk and racial/ethnic minority youth in Portland, Oregon. The program is carried out via a coalition including Cascade AIDS Project and the African American AIDS Action Awareness Alliance (A6).
CHATpdx uses four main strategies to accomplish this work:
- Peer-to-peer education to reach at-risk youth.
- Expanded HIV testing opportunities for at-risk youth.
- Use of technology (social media) to enhance peer education and extend its reach.
- Expanded and enhanced partnerships among youth serving agencies.
What we do — and what you can do!
Outreach & Education Events – Do you work with youth (24 and under)? Would you like to feature an engaging, comprehensive and accurate workshop or presentation? Topics Include: Anatomy, Healthy Relationships, STI’s, HIV101, Sexuality, Gender and more! Complete the Event Request Form and send it to the CHATpdx Team.
- Educate Your Friends! Join the Sexperts!
- CHATpdx (room) – These HIV testing/youth nights at Pivot (209 SW 4th Ave) occur every 2nd and 4th Mondays from 3 – 7pm (check the calendar). Open for all youth 24 and under. These nights include games, peer education, wii, snacks, and more. Do you want your peer educators to “sponsor” a testing night? Contact Vanessa.
- Print out a coupon and flyer!
- CHATpdx Facebook fan page – “Like” our page and get the latest CHATpdx news and events. If you have an event relevant for youth 24 and under, send us the information, and we will post it. Contact Edgar.
- CHATpdx is on Twitter as well! www.twitter.com/CHATpdx
- Check out our blog, CHATmosphere!
- Other questions? Contact Alaiyo, Manager of Education Services.
While CHATpdx will not turn away any youth 24 and under, there is a special emphasis on reaching and serving racial and ethnic minority youth. Extra efforts to market, promote, and serve youth of color are encouraged!