About Us

A three-year project funded by the CDC Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS) initiative to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of interdisciplinary interventions to promote community sexual health.


• Increase awareness about HIV/STI disparities in the community • Promote collaborations between multiple sectors and identify opportunities for STI prevention and care delivery • Create equitable access to HIV sites by aiding young women of color and young transgender women of color to access culturally appropriate and sensitive services.


PE uses a partnership and community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach. PE uses shared decision-making to engage community and researchers.

Project Elevate


The purpose of Project Elevate is to increase awareness of HIV/STI disparities in the community.

Activities to Date:

  • Convened Youth Expert Advisory Board and Community Health Expert Advisory Board
  • Developed marketing campaign
  • Developing Sexual Health App
  • Conducting STI/HIV screenings
  • Developed partnerships with clinical and non-clinical sites
  • Established a clear linkage to care protocol for clients

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