ERIC Number: ED313474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Falling Behind. An Examination of Critical Social Programs and Policies in New York State. Implications for the Black Community. Report of the Human Services Subcommittee. The Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs. Volume 2, Human Services.
New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
This document, examining critical social programs and policies impacting blacks in New York State, is the second volume of a study of the needs of the more than two million blacks in New York. The following human service issues that have a devastating impact on the black community and threaten its long-term viability are discussed: (1) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); (2) at-risk children and youth; (3) homelessness; and (4) the elderly. For each area, demographic data are analyzed, existing state programs are reviewed, key issues are identified, and recommendations for improvement are suggested. The critical need to develop a social and economic infrastructure in black communities is emphasized. Statistical data are included on 26 tables and five graphs. The appendices contain the following materials: (1) a description of the ethnic characteristics of AIDS patients in New York State; (2) a list of state and local agencies providing AIDS-related services; (3) a list of 12 recent reports on child welfare services; (4) a list of state agencies providing out-of-home youth services; (5) a brief descrpiton of a plan to house the homeless in Queens (New York City); and (6) brief descriptions of New York State laws of 1986 pertaining to the elderly, housing, and health. A list of 140 references is also appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Governor's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York