College and Community Health Education Project (CACHE)
Morris Brown College, one of the historically Black colleges within the Atlanta University college center, is partnering with the Wholistic Stress Control Institute (WSCI), a 29 year old African American CBO located in Atlanta, Georgia to implement the College and Community Health Education Project (CACHE). The goal of this collaboration is to prevent and reduce substance abuse (SA) and transmission of HIV/AIDS among African-American young adults (ages 18-24) in three adjacent Atlanta University Center colleges (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and Spelman) and the surrounding neighborhood reaching 500 young adults through an HIV/SAP evidenced based intervention and 1,000 students through environmental strategies.
The project objectives are:
5. To reach 1000 unduplicated count young adults 18 â€“ 24 for the target communities over a three year period with SA and HIVP evidence based environmental strategies including social marketing, social norms and social media.
6. To provide HIV testing, counseling, treatment referral services for HIV and SA for 500 young adults 18 â€“ 24 over a three year period.
7. To train 10 peer educators each year on HIV and Substance Abuse prevention be utilized in outreach and peer to peer prevention education.