MAP Service Approach
MAP’s programs and services are grounded on the guiding principles of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Our programs focus on social, structural, and health inequities through active involvement of community stakeholders and investigators in all the phases of the development of a health care or research program.
The fundamental tenet of the MAP service approach is to tackle issues that are important to and identified by the target community. MAP strives to form a connection between communities and those furnishing their health care and social needs including service providers, researchers, and policymakers. We use science-based HIV prevention, care, and research methods and foster the exchange of expertise to enhance understanding of a given phenomenon and integrate the knowledge gained with action to benefit the community involved.
Training, Technical Assistance (TA), and Capacity-Building (CBA) Services
The TA and CBA programs at MAP are designed to assist other organizations to strengthen their capacity for the development and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse program that effectively serve their populations.
Research and Program Evaluation Services
MAP research and evaluation services further illustrates the application of the CBPR principles as a methodological approach to conducting culturally competent research and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse programs. MAP also assists other organizations in grant writing and program development through collaborative partnerships and mentorship that lay the groundwork for successful grant applications to private and public funding agencies.
Advocacy and Policy
MAP promotes community-rooted policy and advocacy initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS and or substance abuse with particular emphasis on underserved and minority populations.
Prevention, Care, and Behavioral Services
In keeping with the principles of CBPR, MAP endeavors to develop, implement, and evaluate science-based programs and models that promote positive patient health outcomes for individuals living with the HIV/AIDS and or substance abuse conditions. MAP will make every effort to involve community stakeholders –including other community based organizations- in the delivery of prevention, care, and treatment services to clients.
All the services are rendered by experienced qualified professionals in the areas of public health, health administration, finance, public administration, social sciences, research, evaluation, community organizing, and law, among others.