ERIC Number: ED318962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS Education: Programs for Out-of-School Youth Slowly Evolving.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has accomplished relatively little in providing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) education to out-of-school youth. This is because: (1) CDC's Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CCDPHP), which has lead responsibility for youth, initially targeted the larger, in-school population; (2) the state and local education agencies funded to serve all youth lacked experience with those out-of-school and the organizations that serve them; and (3) few guidelines or specifically targeted educational materials were available. To overcome these barriers, CCDPHP plans to fund local health departments or community organizations to act as focal points for providing services to out-of-school youth, including HIV education. However, this approach is already being carried out by another center within CDC, the Center for Prevention Services (CPS). Therefore, it is believed the CDC should reassess its current strategy toward reaching high-risk, out-of-school youth, specifically considering whether the out-of-school component of CCDPHP should be merged with CDC's existing prevention programs. (The appendix includes a list of agencies contacted during the review; a list of national organizations targeting out-of-school youth; and a list of non-CDC funded federal programs addressing HIV education for out-of-school youth.) (ABL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Federal Programs, Health Education, Health Programs, Information Needs, Out of School Youth
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies, free; 6-99 copies, $2.00 each; 25% discount on 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.