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Health Education and Risk Reduction (HE/RR)

Through grants, the N.C. Communicable Disease Branch's HIV/STD Prevention & Care program funds Health Education/Risk Reduction (HE/RR) activities routinely conducted by community-based organizations (CBOs), including local health departments and historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). The activities provided by those grantees include evidence-based interventions, outreach, and comprehensive risk counseling and services.

The Communicable Disease Branch is committed to ensuring that trained, qualified, dedicated and passionate CBOs receive adequate funding resources to carry out this work in the communities they serve. The goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) due to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among North Carolina's residents.

Project Commit to Prevent

PC2P is a collaborative agreement between the N.C. Communicable Disease Branch and the state's historically black colleges and universities. The goal of the collaboration is to raise awareness, educate, foster dialogue, and provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to address individual and collaborative HIV/STD prevention needs through the most effective means. Participants learn about the impact of HIV/STD on young adults, especially in communities of color, and identify needs and community resources that enhance HIV/STD prevention activities on HBCU campuses.