Client(s): Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation
Technical Expertise: Behavioral Health, Health Disparities, HIV & Infectious Diseases, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health, State and Local Public Health
Service planning rarely includes information from the actual consumers. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in their quest to plan culturally sensitive and responsive HIV prevention services contracted with JSI to conduct a formative evaluation to guide HIV prevention services for urban Hispanic/Latino MSM in 2010. JSI held focus groups and interviews with Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men and who live in the Denver Metro area. The qualitative data was then analyzed for common themes and a report was made to the CDPHE and the agencies funded to provide HIV prevention services within the Denver Metro Area.