Abstract

This report was prepared as part of the ESTICOM (European Surveys and Training to Improve MSM Community Health) Project, which is a three year project from September 2016 to August 2019 funded by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) of the European Commission. The ESTICOM Project involves nine European organisations under a consortium led by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany. The purpose of the ESTICOM project is to strengthen the community response and raise awareness about the persisting legal, structural, political and social barriers hindering a more effective response to the syndemics of HIV, hepatitis viruses B and C, and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) among gay, bisexual and other men having sex with men (MSM). To achieve this purpose, the consortium will deliver on three inter-linked projects or objectives over the next three years: * Objective 1: A European online survey of gay, bisexual and other MSM (EMIS 2017); * Objective 2: A European online survey of community health workers (CHW) who provide sexual health support in a community setting directly to gay, bisexual and other MSM (ECHOES); * Objective 3: Development and piloting of a training programme for MSM-focused CHW to be adaptable for all EU countries. This report falls under Objective 2 which is built on four Work Packages (WP): a review of CHW knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to the sexual health of gay, bisexual and other MSM, including existing surveys and training materials (WP5); a CHW online survey design (WP6); promotion and execution of the survey (WP7) and; an analysis and survey report (WP8). The tender specification for this report (Work Package 6) was outlined as follows: Work Package 6: To develop a questionnaire that will assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of community-based health workers (CHW) providing sexual health services to gay men, bisexual men and other MSM.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Union
Number of pages70
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

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