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CHLA receives $1.6 million for HIV prevention

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Prevention of Substance Abuse and HIV for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Subpopulations Initiative.

“The purpose of our new five-year program is to reduce substance abuse and HIV transmission among homeless youth of color between the ages of 18 and 24,” said Arlene Schneir, project director. “The project will convene a multi-agency action group to conduct a needs assessment, plan capacity building activities for local programs, and develop a comprehensive strategic plan for substance abuse and HIV prevention for homeless youth in this community.”

The action group will include representatives from agencies serving homeless youth, transgender youth service providers, the Los Angeles County Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, Alcohol and Drug Program Administration, STD Program, Department of Probation and Mental Health, and other agencies providing support services for persons with HIV-AIDS.

CHLA receives $1.6 million for HIV prevention

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