Post submitted by HRC Foundation Research Manager Charlie H. Whittington, M.P.P.
HRC Foundation and researchers at the University of Connecticut are conducting a study to better understand the health care experiences of Black and Latinx young adults. This survey will ask respondents about their health care experiences, including their knowledge and experiences with PrEP. The survey will also ask participants questions about their background and identity, such as their education, relationships and age, and how these have shaped their experiences in the world. All responses are anonymous.
HRC Foundation is committed to addressing gaps in health care, including the lack of access to life-saving medication that contributes to HIV and health inequities in Black and Latinx communities. According to HRC Foundation’s analysis of CDC data, nearly one in four Latinx and Black LGBTQ high school youth say they have not received education about HIV prevention in their schools. This is unacceptable.
Our goal with this project is to identify ways to better connect community members with tools such as PrEP, and with inclusive, competent providers. The results of this survey will be shared with medical providers, policymakers and advocates in an effort to expand access to HIV prevention and care services. We want to help everyone get the care they want, need and deserve.
The survey questions were developed collaboratively with Black and Latinx community members and health care providers, as well as other survey experts. When undertaking surveys, HRC’s goal is to always make sure that the questions are relevant, inclusive and respectful, while being consistent with previous scientific studies to the extent possible.
We will have a random drawing for 100 gift cards valued at $50 each for those who finish the survey.