RISE - Resources to Improve, Strengthen, and Empower

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RISE stands for Resources to Improve, Strengthen and Empower. RISE is a place to share stories, materials and resources related to helping black gay, bisexual, questioning and same-gender loving men live more healthy, progressive and productive lives.

Research shows that black men are under supported and under informed in areas of health and wellness. RISE intends to help close this gap by collecting relevant information and making it available in one place.

The Action Plan – RISE Proud: Combating HIV Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

The Action Plan, titled “RISE Proud: Combating HIV Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men“, is a document commissioned by the Ford Foundation and the National Minority AIDS Council to mark out specific areas where health and wellness of black gay, bisexual, questioning and same-gender loving men can be improved for the better, especially when it comes to their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS.

The Action Plan addresses three specific areas where government policy and organizational practice can move in mitigating the impact HIV and AIDS is having on the black gay male community.

  1. Social Determinants
  2. Access to Sustained Healthcare
  3. Criminal Justice and Incarceration Among Black Men

Download the Full Action Plan. **Some web browsers may have difficulty rendering document design. Consider saving document and opening in desktop PDF viewer.

Download the RISE Proud Community Action Workbook.

Download the RISE Proud Collaboration Overview Document.