Our high-impact prevention programs create a seamless process for HIV prevention, care and treatment among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM), high-risk negative (HRN) African-American MSM and heterosexual women in the Jackson, MS, metropolitan statistical area and surrounding counties. In the long term, these programs will reduce HIV transmissions, increase the number of HIV-positive persons with a suppressed viral load, connect partners of people living with HIV (PLWH) to testing; increase access and use of PrEP and nPEP, increase access to care and improved health outcomes, and increase the number of HIV-positive and HRN persons who use condoms consistently and correctly. Two prevention programs in particular are working toward these goals: I Combat AIDS Now! (iCAN) And Supportive Healthy Youth (SHY).
The iCAN project reduces new HIV infections, increases access to care, and promotes health equity among HIV-positive African-American MSM and HRN African-American MSM and heterosexual women, ages 18-60, in the Jackson area. To achieve this goal, the program offers the following services:
The SHY project increases awareness and use of HIV prevention services for young, African-American MSM, ages 13-29; and their partners regardless of age, gender, and ethnicity. The program increases the number of HIV-positive young African-American MSM and their partners who are aware of their HIV infection and link newly diagnosed persons to care and treatment. To achieve these goals, the program offers the following services:
CAI, in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. of Jackson, MS has established a sustainable, community-led initiative that addresses STI disparities and social determinants of health among the city of Jackson’s young adults — the Community Approaches to Reducing STIs (CARS) JAXN initiative.
My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. provides customized research and development services to research institutions, postgraduate research students, and other interested research organizations. MBK specializes in epidemiological, ethnographic, case and qualitative studies. We also specialize in social network analysis and mixed methods approaches. Our services also include:
MBK offers robust and targeted evaluation services to identify deficiencies and gaps and obtain programmatic results in a matter of weeks. MBK’s experience with implementation and process and outcome evaluation and monitoring allows clients to develop a program iteratively and make corrections. Evaluation services include:
My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. provides support and training services in fiscal, program, and organizational management through skills building trainings, workshops, and conference activities. All training services (except conference activities) include a tailored curriculum and 3 months of technical assistance services related to the training outcomes.
My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. conducts SWOT analyses methods to fulfill organizational information needs and to ensure sustainability. Furthermore, MBK applies tools of knowledge/information audits to determine the existing environment by assessing the needs of the organization, determining the information currently available and identifying gaps/needs.
MBK uses a streamlined process for creating or modifying curriculums/textbooks using context and background from various subjects. Products include, but are not limited to: PowerPoint presentations, activities, and assessments. In addition, curriculums/textbooks can be developed and aligned to any standard, including general education outcomes and manufacturing standards. Curriculums/textbooks are developed based on the following:
• Subject Matter
• Course Sequence
• Course Goal, Objectives, and Outcomes
Strong financial management practices are rarely part of an organization’s mission statement and yet they are integral to its ability to achieve that mission in a sustainable way. Thus, MBK offers fiscal management services to community- and faith-based organizations, health departments, and colleges and universities who may face opposition due to slow payment systems, lack of financial stability, or lack of organizational infrastructure. MBK’s fiscal services include budget development and reporting, utility billing, accounts payable to contractors (grantees) and subcontractors, payroll, development of internal control systems and financial policies and procedures.