WASHINGTON, D.C. – The George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services has partnered with Grassroots, an organization of NCAA Division I varsity athletes using the universal language of sports to engage youth in educational outreach about HIV/AIDS. GW researchers are working with Grassroots to develop and implement a sustainable monitoring and evaluation plan.
“We are using multiple methods including surveys, qualitative interviews, and focus groups with coaches and students to create a full contextual picture of the program and how it affects the lives of those involved,” said Karen A. McDonnell, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the doctoral program in Health Behavior in the Department of Prevention and Community Health.
Grassroots is one of the first 501(c)(3) organization to be designed, initiated, and managed completely by NCAA Division I varsity athletes. Continue Reading