ERIC Number: ED348410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS in the Black Community: Programmatic Directions for New York State. Preliminary Report, Human Services Subcommittee. The Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany. Volume 2, Human Services.
New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
There is a critical need for culturally appropriate community-based services in the black community to stop the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and to support those with the disease. AIDS is a priority health and social services issue for black New Yorkers, affecting not only individual men and women but whole families. However, the traditional approaches to health service delivery and outreach used by successful organizations like the Gay Men's Health Crisis are culturally incompatible with the black community. The majority of blacks contract AIDS either directly or indirectly through intravenous drug use. Many heterosexual blacks do not realize that they are at risk for AIDS due to the public perception that AIDS is limited to gay white males. Recommendations for State programs in the following areas are outlined: (1) residential drug treatment centers; (2) health care; (3) representation, funding, and professional development for existing community-based services; (4) culturally appropriate approaches to education; (5) education of black women about the risks; (6) foster care for black children with AIDS and drug-using parents; (7) social service delivery; and (8) housing for persons with AIDS. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For related documents, see UD 027 246-253.