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:

  1. To conduct a community needs assessment within 4 month of grant award that will assess the magnitude of Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV/AIDS for the target population.

  1. To prepare a strategic plan, Step 2 of the SPF, within 6 months of grant award.

  1. To implement a culturally, age appropriate evidence-based prevention program that includes outreach, SAP/HIV, environmental strategies, substance abuse and HIV testing, counseling and treatment, and referral services for the target populations.

  1. To prevent and reduce substance abuse (SA) and transmission of HIV/AIDS by 50% for 500 African-American young adults (ages 18-24) from the target communities over a three year period by teaching substance abuse and HIV evidence based prevention classes to 500 unduplicated count over a three year period.

5. To reach 1000 unduplicated count young adults 18 – 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 – 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.

 
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 755-0068 - Office | (404) 755-4333 - Fax | wsci@wholistic1.com - Email