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Media Advisory

AIDS Program Is Seeking Applicants Interested in Implementing an Innovative Program for Men Who Have Sex with Other Men in Central Contra Costa County

October 3, 2007


Contra Costa Health Services' (CCHS) AIDS Program is seeking applicants interested in implementing an innovative program for men who have sex with other men in Central Contra Costa County. Using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's "Social Network Recruitment Strategy for HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral," CCHS is hoping to identify new HIV infections early and ultimately reduce new HIV infections.


Applicants can be medical clinics/offices or Community Based Organizations with a 501(c)3 who have experience in working with or reaching men who have sex with other men. The successful applicant must be able to enter into a contract with CCHS. Participants cannot be charged for the service.


Applicants should answer the following questions on no more than 5 pages and provide an estimated budget for the services proposed.

  1. Describe your agency background and experience in HIV/AIDS prevention or care services and working with or reaching MSMs.
  2. Describe your agency capacity to learn and understand new program models.
  3. Describe how you would prepare to implement this model during the program year.
  4. Describe how you would implement this program model in Central Contra Costa.

When and Where

The application materials are due by 4 p.m. October 17 to the Contra Costa AIDS Program, 597 Center Ave., Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553 or via email to Applicants will be notified by October 26 regarding the outcome of the application process.

For more information, call Carla Goad at 925-313-6787.

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Press Contact
  • Carla Goad
  • 925-313-6787