In collaboration with the University of Georgia, the goal of #MVMNT, Men’s Voices on Mapping, Neighborhoods, and Technology, is to learn more about how social environments impact men’s health.
The purpose of the project is to focus on how locations and social networks influence the health of young men who have sex with men. Our goal is to understand how in-person and online social networks an locations individuals spend their time influence substance use and HIV risk behaviors. In 3-month the study will gather GPS collection, in-person interviews, and brief surveys sent through an app. The study will collect location updates, app use frequency and reported relationships to identify health outcomes. We want to use the findings of this study to inform in-the-moment risk reduction interventions throug h technology. The study will take place over four years in non-metropolitan towns in the Northeast and Southeast.
We hope to learn to improve health care and services for young men, by ultimately developing a real-time phone app intervention using the data collected in this research study.
If you are interested in enrolling as a participant, please go to www.mvmntstudy.com for more information!