ERIC Number: ED422043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges to Healthy Communities. AACC Project Brief.
Ottenritter, Nan; Barnett, Lynn
The Bridges to Healthy Communities project assists community colleges in offering education and information services that help prevent HIV infection and other serious health problems in students. The five-year Bridges project emphasizes service learning as a community-building and intervention strategy for preventing HIV infection. This initiative features national data collection and dissemination, an information clearinghouse, advisory groups, a mentor team, and demonstration colleges. Key campus activities cover administrative and policy issues, alcohol/drug program expansion, co-curricular activities, curricular infusion, distance education, high school outreach, HIV/AIDS program expansion, peer education, service learning program expansion, and wellness program expansion. Contacts, mentors, and project highlights are provided for the 10 Bridges community colleges: College of DuPage, Illinois; Daytona Beach Community College, Florida; Holyoke Community College, Massachusetts; Kapi' olani Community College, Hawaii; Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia; Pitt Community College, North Carolina; Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey; San Antonio College, Texas; Santa Barbara City College, California; and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Internet service information is provided for the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse and other organizations funded by CDC. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.