FW: Religious Organizations and HIV
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From: Brimhall, Megan (HHS/OS) [mailto:Megan.Brimhall@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:45 PM
Subject: Religious Organizations and HIV
[NEW] Religious Organizations and HIV
WHO: Faith-Based and community-based organizations, for-profit or
non-profit organizations, universities, hospitals, and laboratories; and
units of Federal, State and local governments.
WHAT: To examine the extent and nature of religious organizations'
involvement in HIV-related activities, the factors that influence such
involvement and its effectiveness. The focus is on religious
organizations or congregations such as churches, synagogues or mosques.
Faith-based organizations -- i.e., those supported by or tied to
religious organizations, but not directly providing religious services
-- may be involved in the research, but are not the focus of the
Relevant research questions include, but are not limited to:
o To what extent are religious organizations involved in activities
related to HIV prevention and care?
o How do the structures and function of individual religious
organizations influence whether they become involved in HIV-related
activities and the specific roles they play?
o To what extent is a religious organization's involvement in
HIV-related activities related to the personal experience, vision, or
ability of specific leaders and to what extent does it result from
o What are the mechanisms through which religious organizations
influence HIV risk and protective behaviors?
o Do the teachings, norms, structure, and operation of religious
organizations in particular communities influence community rates of
WHEN: Applications are due September 1, 2004.
CONTACT: To view the program announcment, head to
<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-115.html>. For grants
management questions, please contact Annette Hanopole at (301) 402-0915
or email hanopola@... <mailto:hanopola@...>. For
questions regarding scientific/research issues, please contact Susan
Newcomer at (301)
496-0962 or email Snewcomer@... <mailto:Snewcomer@...>.
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