Affordable Housing & Community Advocacy for People Living with HIV: Assessing Best Practices & Health Impact

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

PROJECT SUMMARY: Our team will use a mixed methods approach to assess the best strategies for and the health impact of affordable housing programs and case management for people living with HIV/AIDS in West Alabama. To investigate the health impact, we will partner with Maude Whatley Health Services and West Alabama AIDS Outreach and conduct a comparative effectiveness research study. We will conduct a program evaluation of a statewide community and policy advocacy program for people living with HIV/AIDS in Alabama and examine relevant state policies and interview elected officials and people living with HIV/AIDS in Alabama.

Affordable Housing & Community Advocacy for People Living with HIV: Assessing Best Practices & Health Impact
TEAM MEMBERS

[Pictured Left to Right]

  • Billy Kirkpatrick, PhD, Executive Director, West Alabama AIDS Outreach, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Safiya George, PhD, Associate Professor, Capstone College of Nursing, and Director of Scholarly Affairs, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • George Mugoya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
"An IRL appointment should be THE goal for community partners looking to improve an agency's research capacities, which enhance programs and future funding opportunities."
— Billy Kirkpatrick, PhD

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