Black and African American men have increased vulnerability to social stigmatization and discrimination, which puts them more at risk for behaviors that harm their well-being.
For example, when compared to whites and Latinos, Black and African American young men who have sex with men are more likely to experience violence and victimization in numerous settings, such as home, at work, and school. These experiences are also known to put people more at risk of negative health outcomes including drug use, alcohol use, and risky sexual behaviors.
Due to these experiences and their effect on young Black men, CHLA developed Y2Prevent. Y2Prevent is a program that focuses on developing the personal strengths of young Black and African American men who have sex with men.
You are invited to participate in a paid 7-week program where you will be able to provide feedback on Y2Prevent and help us figure out how to best help people like you improve their overall health (e.g., communication skills, identifying relationship values, finding resources for professional and personal goals, and re-focusing after deviations from goals).
Your feedback is essential in making sure our program is effective, relevant, and suitable to the needs of young Black men.