ERIC Number: ED330515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-11
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based AIDS Outreach Efforts to Migrants.
Carter, Linda J.; Jalloh, Mary Grenz
The Forsyth County (North Carolina) Health Department's Health Education Division developed a community-based Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) outreach program for migrants. The Migrant/Hispanic Center in Kernersville, North Carolina operates under the auspice of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and provides services to Hispanic migrants. The Center agreed to cooperate in the development and implementation of the program. Members of the Migrant/Hispanic Advisory Council and the church congregation participated in the planning, using volunteer community members as translators. Migrants explained that previous agencies offering similar services did not involve the migrants in planning, and therefore the programs did not last. The objectives of the program were: (1) to conduct a comprehensive ongoing series of health education sessions with teens and adults; (2) to increase the awareness of the spread of AIDS/HIV infection among the Hispanic population and encourage alternatives to risk-taking behaviors; (3) to train at least six migrants to be health advisors in their community through the Migrant/Hispanic Center; (4) to develop and translate health education materials; (5) to promote increased utilization of public health services and available resources for Hispanics; and (6) to maintain periodic needs assessments through the use of focus groups, follow-up meetings and personal interviews. The core educational programs included church and community seminars, health advisory training, neighborhood clinics and technical consultation, translation, and resources. Services of the Center are available to over 8,000 migrants living in a seven-county area. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (Norfolk, VA, August 8-11, 1990).