ERIC Number: ED328805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS in Connecticut: Recommendations for a State Policy Response. Report to the Governor's Human Services Cabinet to Governor William O'Neill.
Parks, Barbara; Omilian, Susan
The first part of this five-part report on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Connecticut defines the public health challenge presented by AIDS and describes the roles of community-based AIDS organizations, the Connecticut state government, and the Governor's Human Services Cabinet in addressing that challenge. Part II, "The AIDS Problem in Connecticut," presents statistics on AIDS in the state and looks at transmission categories, the distribution of cases by locality, trends in the rate of increase, the prevalence of infection, AIDS in minorities, variation by age, AIDS in children, and projections. Part III, "Human Needs in the AIDS Epidemic," considers the roles of education and intervention in preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; examines the delivery of health care and social services; looks at the financing of AIDS-related care; and discusses AIDS counseling and testing, surveillance, confidentiality, discrimination, and infection control. Part IV, "AIDS Policy Principles and Recommendation for State Action," presents principles and recommendations in the areas of concern identified in part III. Part V, "Connecticut State Government Response to AIDS," presents summaries of AIDS-related activities conducted through January 1, 1989 by numerous Connecticut state agencies. Appendices comprising about half of the document contain tables and figures, a summary of testimony at the public forums on AIDS, state personnel guidelines, the State Board of Education guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and a report to the General Assembly by an AIDS task force. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Government Role, Public Health, State Action, State Agencies, State Government
Office of Policy and Management, State of Connecticut, 80 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06032 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Office of Policy and Management, Hartford.