What’s a Nugget?
Research is the foundation for Grassroot Soccer programs. Grassroot Soccer’s Research and Development team is constantly finding and evaluating the latest public health research, and determining how new findings about HIV can be incorporated into our curriculum.
For example, in 2009 when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that HIV is the number one killer of women worldwide, Grassroot Soccer developed a women’s program, Skillz Street, that focuses on providing women with the knowledge and power to avoid HIV and AIDS.
As each member of the Research and Development team discovers new research, they write a brief summary called a Nugget, and share the Nugget with the entire Grassroot Soccer team. The team then discuses the research, evaluates its importance, gathers input from the GRS Research Advisory Committee (a group of HIV experts) and- if appropriate- incorporates it into the curriculum.
By publishing Nuggetz on the web, GRS aims to facilitate discussions around the latest public health issues and findings. The goal of these discussions is to spark interest in the field and talk about the key issues of the HIV epidemic—eventually leading to new, modern, and up-to-date programs that are as effective as possible.
Date: 3/19/2013 Creator: Rebecca Hershow Source: AIDS Date of Publication: 2013 Source Type: Literature Link: Article Summary: Roura’s systematic review (co-authored by GRS Research Advisor, David Ross) examines the impact of provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. [...]