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Coalitions in Action for Transgender Community Health (CATCH)

The CATCH Model develops local coalitions by organizing local "town halls" in order to guide a community mobilization process that promotes provider networking and community utilization of existing services. The coalitions lead data collection and analysis efforts, prioritize prevention needs, develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen community access to and utilization of HIV prevention services, and decide how to evaluate these efforts. The five core elements of the CATCH community mobilization model are:

  1. Transgender community participation
    The heart of the CATCH Model is filled with participation from a wide range of community members, along with providers and other stakeholders.
  2. Community-driven data
    Local, state and nationwide data will be gathered and used in order to establish transgender health priorities.
  3. Coalition-developed, comprehensive strategies to increase access to and utilization of HIV prevention services, including testing
    With support from the CoE, community members will identify service gaps and barriers that contribute to high rates of HIV and low utilization of services in their communities, especially among the highest risk groups within the transgender community.
  4. Ongoing evaluation and feedback for program improvement
    Coalition feedback and continual incorporation will improve and ensure active and diverse participation by the community in the mobilization project.
  5. Increased community capacity for health promotion
    The CATCH model aims to increase the capacity of the community.

Contact us for more information on the CATCH Model by phone 415-476-6151 or email: danielle.castro@ucsf.edu.

CATCH is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Award Number: 1U65PS001676-01