More North Carolinians living with, or at risk of, HIV/AIDS will have access to testing and treatment services thanks to a $2.5 million grant awarded to Duke’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR). The new project, Carolinas Alcohol and Drug Resources (CADRE), builds on services currently offered in Durham and is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over the next five years, the CADRE program will target racial and ethnic minorities, primarily African Americans, for substance use treatment services and HIV/Hepatitis C testing. Under the leadership of researchers Sara LeGrand and Susan Reif, CADRE will introduce peer outreach and expand its territory to Charlotte, where no such program currently exists.

Editor’s Note: this grant announcement was originally published in Duke Global Health Institute’s Nov. 27, 2012 newsletter. 



DeVondia Roseborough, Access Coordinator with NC Positive Charge Initiative ( at the  Mecklenburg County Health Department, and Dr. Susan Reif’s work with the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative ( are both featured in “HIV/AIDS disproportionately affecting blacks in Charlotte” by Christine Nelson of WBTV Charlotte.

To learn more about Susan Reif’s work with the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative, please read the publication, “HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the South Reaches Crisis Proportions in Last Decade.”