Overview

This sub-study of our CIHR-funded Implementation Science Team Grant examines the views and experiences of key stakeholders who work with young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) in the fields of substance use, mental health and/or sexual health. While services are often helpful at addressing either substance use, mental health or sexual health issues, there is a growing need to identify strategies to integrate these services in ways that can address often co-occurring conditions and needs. This interview series seeks to better understand how key stakeholders are already practicing across these fields, as well as what is needed in order to improve interventions to ensure that young gbMSM are better able to access the various kinds of care they need.

Objectives

The objectives of this sub-study are to:

  1. Identify how key stakeholders’ experiences can inform how interventions can be designed, adapted and scaled up in order to better meet the needs of young gbMSM;
  2. Map the ‘information worlds’ of key stakeholders to better understand existing links between services as well as key gaps; and
  3. Inform the implementation and adaptation of key interventions for addressing young gbMSM’s health needs across the fields of substance use, mental health and sexual health.

Partners

  • YouthCO HIV and Hepatitis C Society
  • Health Initiative for Men (HiM)

Funders

Canadian Institutes for Health Research

Interested in finding out more about the SUKI Study?

Contact details: Please contact Research Coordinator Jill Aalhus at [email protected]

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