LTG collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention
Focus is on students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
LTG led the development of curricula for engaging African American college age men and women to promote healthy relationships and HIV & STI prevention awareness.
For the past several years LTG has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention (www.cdc.gov/std/dstdp/) to develop interventions that could be utilized to help to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs.)
LTG conducted background research and determined that promoting healthy relationships grounded in positive cultural norms and values could potentially be a valuable approach. LTG worked collaboratively with the CDC, community representatives, African American scholars and leaders, and healthy sexuality experts to develop two interventions grounded in African American culture and focused to African American men and women on HBCU campuses for development and sustaining of healthy-relationships.
The curricula are available through the National Network of Prevention Training Centers at: http://nnptc.org/resources/healthy-sisters-brothers/This CDC-funded national training organization will promote the use of the curricula nationally and is their permanent home.
The highly interactive Healthy Sisters Workshop is designed to engage African American women in discussions of issues that influence the development of healthy relationships and women's decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The goal is to promote healthy relationships that will ultimately increase HIV, STI, and unintended pregnancy prevention awareness and behaviors among young African American women.
The highly interactive Healthy Brothers Workshop is designed to provide African American men with accurate information, tools, and support around healthy relationships and sexuality that will support them in respecting themselves and their partners resulting in better relationships and fewer men contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goal is to promote healthy relationships that will ultimately increase HIV and STI prevention awareness and behaviors among young African American men.