Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Minority youth are increasingly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, and few programs target this population on college campuses. In order to advance new strategies to increase HIV prevention activities for minority youth, HHS/OHAIDP awarded a four-year contract to Abt Associates to administer the MSI HIV/AIDS Prevention Sustainability Demonstration Initiative. For this project, Abt has partnered with the National Minority AIDS Council and the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. The goals of the initiative are to provide technical assistance to MSIs, increase their capacity to address the sexual health needs of minority college and university students, and encourage and promote new partnerships for HIV prevention activities. MSIs funded include: four Historically Black Colleges and Universities, one Hispanic Serving Institution, and two Tribal Colleges or Universities. Additionally, as part of this initiative, Abt supported OHAIDP in activities designed to advance implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.