Dissemination and Utilization Small Grants Program
The R2P Dissemination and Utilization Small Grants Program provides resources and technical support to local organizations to pursue projects that will translate research into HIV prevention policies and practice. The program aims to dually contribute to R2P’s second and third objectives: promoting utilization of the data into prevention programs, and building local capacity for using research to improve programs and influence policy. In early 2013, a review committee at R2P selected five proposals from local organizations.
Center for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD) - Vietnam
CCRD aims to broadly disseminate findings from “Alcohol abuse, stigma and sexual risk: triple burden among MSM in Hanoi,” a successful study the organization conducted as part of the R2P Year 1 Small Research Grants Program. Through a photo journal, a dissemination conference, and online social media, CCRD will use key findings from the study to raise awareness among MSM about how alcohol use is directly related to HIV risk behaviors. Finding Ourselves Photobook
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Rock of Hope - Swaziland
Rock of Hope is a new community-based organization that developed during the data collection phase of R2P’s Formative Research on Key Populations in Swaziland. Now an official non-for-profit organization focusing on LGBTI issues, Rock of Hope intends to translate the research findings into media and advocacy, mobilize the MSM community, and partner with government stakeholders to combat stigma and improve access to health and HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) - South Africa
As partners in the SYMMACS project, CHAPS now intends to target what the results indicated were key areas in need of improvement in the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programs of South Africa. Their project, “VMMC Programme: SYMMACS Research into Practice,” will gather key stakeholders to develop indicators for VMMC program improvement success, and then monitor and evaluate VMMC programmatic improvements. <More about CHAPS>
Jhpeigo - Tanzania
Another partner of SYMMCAS, Jhpeigo has proposed to focus in on an essential component of VMMC: the provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling. Jhpeigo will work with local stakeholders at the National AIDS Control Program to build capacity for research, monitoring and evaluation in their project: “Data analysis workshop: building National Capacity for Data Analysis within NACP.” <More about Jhpeigo>
Instituto Dermatologico y Cirugia de Piel (IDCP) - Dominican Republic
IDCP intends to take expand on the formative research in the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention among Key Populations study to tell the stories of female sex workers living with HIV. Their project is entitled “The challenges of being woman, sex worker and living with HIV: building hope to our lives,” and will aim to bring understanding to the challenges facing sex workers living with HIV though a documentary film. <More about IDCP>