TRANSFORM: Comprehensive HIV Care Delivery for MSM of Color

TRANSFORM: Comprehensive HIV Care Delivery for MSM of Color is a curriculum designed for HIV prevention and treatment  staff working in health departments, community-based organizations, and behavioral or social service agencies serving men who have sex with men (MSM) of color at risk for or living with HIV.

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About TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM (Transforming from HIV Prevention Practice to Prevention Innovation): Comprehensive HIV Care Delivery for MSM of Color is a curriculum designed for HIV prevention or care staff working in health departments, community-based organizations (CBOs), and behavioral or social service agencies serving men who have sex with men (MSM) of color at risk for or living with HIV. TRANSFORM includes culturally and linguistically appropriate eLearning modules and in-person training that address behavioral health, HIV prevention and care, and social services.

Curriculum Goal

To provide training and technical assistance (TA) to health departments and their community partners to increase their capacity to address the holistic health needs of MSM of color at risk for or living with HIV.

Curriculum Objectives

HIV prevention staff who complete the TRANSFORM curriculum will

  • increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide comprehensive HIV prevention and care services to MSM of color at risk for or living with HIV.
  • improve recruitment, retention, and adherence to care services for their patients and clients who are MSM of color.

Target Audience

HIV prevention or care staff working in health departments, CBOs, and behavioral or social service agencies serving MSM of color at risk for or living with HIV.

TRANSFORM Training

The TRANSFORM training materials were developed by HealthHIVexternal icon and funded under co-operative agreement PS15-1510. The TRANSFORM curriculum includes:

  • 14 (60- to 90-minute) self-paced eLearning modules (E)
  • 20 hours of in-person, face-to-face training (F)

Cultural Competence

  • Historical Trauma, Medical Mistrust, and other Barriers to Care for MSM of Color (E)
  • Addressing Racism, Homophobia, and Poverty (F) 

Prevention Services

  • Testing for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) of Color (E)/CEs offered
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): From Clinical to Community (E)/CEs offered
  • PrEP Module: Implementation for Health Departments (E)

Behavioral Health Modules

  • Developing Public Health and Behavioral Health Partnerships (E)
  • Behavioral Health Opportunities for MSM of Color (E)
  • Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Engagement Strategies for MSM of Color (E)
  • Sustaining Behavioral Health through Insurance Coverage (E)
  • The Urgency to Advance Trauma Informed Behavioral Health Approaches in Services for MSM of Color (E)/CEs offered
  • Promoting Client Readiness for Change (F)
  • Building Integrated Public and Behavioral Health Systems (E) 

Clinical Services

  • Sexual History Taking in the Clinical Engagement with Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Of Color(E)/CEs offered

Social Services

  • Employment as a Determinant of Health for MSM of Color (E)

Health Systems

  • Peer Navigation for MSM of Color (E)/CEs offered
  • Community Mobilization for MSM of Color (E)

To view and register for scheduled classroom trainings:

  1. Access the National HIV Classroom Learning Center training calendarexternal icon hosted on Cicatelli Associates, Inc.’s (CAI’s) website.
  2. Pre-register for your selected course via the link provided in the training calendar.
  3. Complete your registration on CDC TRAINexternal icon as directed when you receive an email from the National HIV Classroom Learning Center. You must join the HIV CBA Learning Group and locate the HIV CBA Training Plan in order to complete your CDC TRAIN registration for a specific classroom session (step-by-step instructionspdf iconexternal icon are available).

To access eLearning modules, including classroom training prerequisite courses:

  1. Log-in to CDC TRAINexternal icon and access the HIV CBA Training Plan (step-by-step instructionspdf iconexternal icon are available).
  2. Select the module you wish to take.
  3. Launch the module or save the module for later.

To request that a classroom training be scheduled:

  1. CDC’s directly funded health department and CBO partners may request delivery of a CDC-supported training by submitting a request in the CBA Tracking System.
  2. Organizations not directly funded by CDC may contact their local health department for assistance in submitting a training request.

If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact RequestCDCTraining@caiglobal.org or DHAPCBB@cdc.gov.