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Jamal Refuge

Jamal Refuge is a CBA Communication Specialist with CBA@JSI. Jamal has over 6 years Public Health experience in tobacco and HIV prevention. Jamal is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with a concentration in Community Health Education, from Dillard University. He currently serves as the Online Community Manager for John Snow Inc., where he creates editorial calendars, develops social media projects, monitors data analytics and provides technical assistance to federal agencies, community-based organizations, AIDS-service organizations, and nonprofits. Previously, Jamal provided direct service to African-American men who have sex with men, transgender women of color, youth, and others at-risk or living with HIV. He has successfully conducted behavioral interventions, performed 5 types of HIV testing technologies, linked high-risk individuals to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and provided case management support to individuals living with HIV. Additionally, he served as co-chair of Connect to Protect New Orleans; a coalition that focused on developing structural change objectives to support local and statewide HIV prevention efforts. Jamal’s core competencies include: HIV prevention and education, coalition building, HIV testing, social media marketing, and community outreach.

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