ERIC Number: ED341937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey: A State Organizing To Fight AIDS. A Plan for the 1990's. Recommendations of the State Commissioner of Health.
New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.
This document presents the New Jersey statewide plan for combating the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. Ten recommendations of the New Jersey State Commissioner of Health focus on such issues as public/private partnerships, protecting confidentiality, and fighting discrimination. The introduction notes that the plan is driven by several themes: the need for a more structured system for delivering coordinated services for persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS; the realization that the epidemic has exposed major deficiencies in our health care system; the need to more effectively address special populations at high risk for HIV/AIDS; the intention to increase the utilization of community-based services and organizations; and the realization that HIV/AIDS is increasingly becoming a disease affecting entire New Jersey families. The methodology for this state plan is discussed, and a profile of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New Jersey is presented. New Jersey's response to the epidemic is examined from the first cases of AIDS, which were diagnosed in 1980, through 1990. The emergence of private initiatives and the state government response are reviewed. The economic cost and the human cost of HIV/AIDS are examined, and the statewide plan for the 1990s is presented. The complete list of recommendations and implementation strategies, as well as background discussions on the HIV/AIDS-related issues that produced them are presented and discussed. A section is also included on financing the plan. Supporting materials are contained in appendices. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey