Dr. Harawa has over a decade of experience in developing and testing culturally relevant interventions for at-risk minority populations at increased risk for HIV.
She will discuss key considerations and strategies to ensure that health-related interventions are relevant to and resonate with the population of interest.
Describe why is it important to ensure that sexual health interventions are culturally responsive;
Discuss how to determine what cultural elements may be most relevant to their intervention targets;
Describe how to present culturally relevant elements in a NIH proposal.
Who should attend?
This event is designed to meet the needs of early career faculty (within 10 years of receiving their doctoral degree) from minority serving institutions (MSIs) interested in conducting health disparities research. While priority will be given to faculty from MSIs, early career faculty from non-MSI institutions may register. Enrollment is limited.
Dr. Ricky Bluthenthal is Professor (Clinical Scholar), Department of Preventive Medicine and the Institute for Prevention Research at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
About the CHER Institute
The CHER Institute at California State University, Long Beach is a NIGMS funded project seeking to increase the number of early career faculty members who are better prepared to become NIH principal investigators in the field of community-based health equity research with an emphasis on faculty from MSIs.
Each year the CHER Institute offers:
An intensive educational and mentoring experience for 15 early career faculty members during a six-day, on-site training focused on theory-based, culturally informed methods for effective community engagement in health equity research with the purpose of developing a Specific Aims page for an NIH research proposal.
Four to six single topic webinars annually on theory-based, culturally informed methods for effective community engagement in health equity research.