RSC was founded in 2017 by Ron Simmons, Ph.D., after he retired as the President/CEO of Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., a nonprofit community-based AIDS service organization that provided HIV prevention and support services for the African-American community in Washington, DC.
The evaluation report of the Bodemé workshop conducted in five cities found significant increases (p<.001) in: a) Knowledge that undetectable means untransmittable (U=U); b) Knowledge about PrEP adherence and resistance; c) Intention to engage in sexual "outer course" instead of intercourse as a harm reduction approach; and d) Intention to access HIV testing.
Ron Simmons Consulting (RSC) wrote a grant proposal for The Women’s Collective, titled SADIFT (Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves), to expand their early intervention services to two suburban counties. The RSC grant scored 99, was ranked #1 and awarded $425,000.
Ron Simmons Consulting (RSC) conducted the Bodemé workshop in five southern cities: Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; St. Petersburg, FL; Houston, TX; and Nashville, TN. The workshops were sponsored by the Global Network of Black People working in HIV (GNBPH).
Ron Simmons, Ph.D., the owner of Ron Simmons Consulting, LLC (RSC), is an educator, technical and creative writer, program designer and media producer. For 24 years, he was the President/CEO of Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU), a nonprofit organization that provided HIV prevention and support services for the African-American community in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. For 12 years, he taught television production, photography, interpersonal communications and mass communication theory at the Howard University School of Communications.
In 2016, he retired from UHU and launched RSC. As a grant writer, Dr. Simmons has secured over $30 million in grants and cooperative agreements from federal and state government agencies, foundations and corporations for nonprofit organizations. As a script writer, he has written radio commercials that aired on WHUR-FM and Radio One stations in the Washington metropolitan area.
“I have worked with Dr. Simmons for over a decade and have been continually impressed with his creative ideas and his ability to develop and deliver innovative new programs.”
“Dr. Simmons volunteered to be our organization’s first Executive Director. Under his leadership, Us Helping Us started out as a support group that met in our founder’s living room and became one of the largest Black AIDS service organizations in the United States.”
Dr. Simmons was instrumental in helping me to raise money and launch my program in Africa.
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