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Gay Men and Club Drug Use: Prevention Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66244
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA015288
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ACCESS CONSULTING INTRNTL, INC.
ACCESS CONSULTING INTRNTL, INC. 1901 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, #705 WASHINGTON, DC 20006
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Gay Men and Club Drug Use: Prevention Materials
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DA015288-01A1
Award Amount: $90,518.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There exists a subculture of gay men at high risk for club drug use and unsafe sexual behavior for whom working out/physique building is central to their life. Currently available prevention material that focuses strictly on drug use or safer sex is not engaging this gay subculture concerned with body image. ACCESS will develop club drug prevention and HIV risk reduction videotapes and brochures that incorporate NIDA's science-based prevention messages and that are culturally appropriate and appealing to this hard-to-engage subculture that frequents health clubs. These innovative materials will use a fitness/exercise medium that appeals to the subpopulation as a vehicle to transfer prevention information. Phase one includes three parts: 1) An anonymous survey of gay men who frequent health clubs will be conducted to assess interest in fitness/exercise materials and perceived usefulness and availability of current substance abuse prevention and HIV risk reduction materials. 2) Development of prototypes of fitness training materials (videos and brochures) to transfer prevention messages. These prototypes will be pilot tested and commercialized in Phase I1. 3) A focus group of prevention providers who work with gay men and focus groups of gay men who utilize health clubs will be conducted to assess their level of acceptance and satisfaction with the prototypes.

Principal Investigator:

Saul M. Levin
2022220200
SLEVIN@ACCESSHQ.COM

Business Contact:

Saul Levin
2029556060
SLEVIN@ACCESSHQ.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACCESS CONSULTING INTRNTL, INC.
ACCESS CONSULTING INTRNTL, INC. 1901 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, #705 WASHINGTON, DC 20006

EIN/Tax ID: 521884062
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No