ERIC Number: ED459381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
The NIDA Community-Based Outreach Model: A Manual To Reduce the Risk of HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users.
The information in this manual will help community planners, policymakers, and service providers develop and implement programs to better prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections. Findings from more than 30 studies report that community-based outreach is an effective strategy for reaching the drug-using population and for providing them with the means of a behavior change. The model represents community-based outreach as a primary vehicle for accessing out-of-treatment drug users at risk and eliciting their commitments to HIV/AIDS risk reduction, followed by two sessions of risk-reduction counseling and education. Since the model was designed and tested nationally, it can adapt readily to the specific characteristics and needs of any community. Section 1 presents background information on the development of the model. Section 2 outlines the step-by-step procedures for community outreach and personal risk assessment and reduction. Section 3 discusses implementation issues, including training and supervision. (Contains 4 appendixes and 20 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, At Risk Persons, Communicable Diseases, Community Health Services, Drug Addiction, Health Personnel, Illegal Drug Use, Intervention, Models, Public Health
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345. Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-487-4889 (Toll Free TTY). For full text: http://188.8.131.52/CBOM/Index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.