Generation Tomorrow is on the frontlines of responding to two of the most serious conditions impacting Baltimore residents: HIV and hepatitis C. The program partners with community agencies to train college students and community health workers to conduct HIV and HCV testing, counseling, and education outreach.
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Generation Tomorrow participants undergo mandatory training in HIV counseling and testing which is provided by the Maryland Department of Health. At the end of the training, participants receive certifications and apply their new skills in their field assignments. Program participants also receive training in HCV case detection through a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases and Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR), Inc.
Generation Tomorrow students and peers are matched with community-based organizations and Johns Hopkins associated HIV and HCV programs based on their interests and the agencies’ needs. Students and peers serve as HIV and/or HCV counselors, testers and educators in their field assignment.
Program participants attend a weekly lecture series where experts from the Center for AIDS Research, Baltimore city, and other health professionals present the latest data on trends in HIV and HCV prevention, testing, and treatment. Presenters also focus on career development and cultural competence.