We have completed the CFAR funded study on the feasibility of developing an HIV-testing program for teens in African American churches, have published two papers on this data and are preparing 2 additoinal papers from this data set. We plan to submit an R21 application to NIMH to study the development of HIV testing program for black teens in African American churches.
We are currently piloting the feasibility of developoing suicide prevention programs for black youth in predominantly black churches in the state of NY; We were awarded funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health under the directoin of Jay Carruthers, MD, Director, Suicide Prevention Office ($211,184).
We submitted a Focus Grant to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for a grant entitled:HAVEN: A Multi-Generational Suicide Prevention Program Embedded in African American Churches for $1,492,797 over 3 years. I am the co-PI on this grant along with Sidney Hankerson, MD, MBA & Peter Wyman, Ph.D, both renown implementation scientists.