ERIC Number: ED359462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Program Development for Community AIDS Outreach. Clinical Report Series.
Ashery, Rebecca S., Ed.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has developed training and technical assistance services to train indigenous outreach workers hired by NIDA's national Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) outreach demonstration research projects. The NIDA community outreach demonstration research projects for AIDS are the first large-scale, nationwide AIDS outreach efforts targeted specifically to intravenous drug users and their sexual partners. One of the first activities of this training and technical assistance effort involved convening two program development meetings (held in 1989 in Rockville, Maryland and Millbrae, California) to assess training needs and assist in the development of appropriate modules for use in the field. This summary of information presented by the projects participating in these meetings was developed to disseminate the information from the meetings. It presents issues, technical approaches, and alternative action plans for a variety of AIDS outreach project operations in the hope that the dissemination of this information will allow all AIDS community outreach and demonstration research projects to benefit from the experience of their colleagues. The summary is intended to encourage ongoing communication and consultation among outreach projects across the country. The report's six chapters provide an introduction to outreach work and describe, respectively, the background of the NIDA AIDS Community Outreach and Demonstration Research Projects, the hiring of outreach workers, outreach strategies, staff operations and supervision, and outreach workers' training. The AIDS Policy and Procedure Problem Resolution Model, the Workshop Problem Analysis and Resolution Instrument, and the NIDA Directory of Outreach and Demonstration Research Projects by state and city with names of contact persons are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.