ERIC Number: ED464663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
National Study on Community College Health. Research Brief.
This is a report on a national survey of community colleges conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2000. The survey was designed to identify various community health programs, centers, classes, and services related to HIV/AIDS that community colleges administered, partnered, or sponsored. The study surveyed 1,100 community colleges, with 406 colleges (37%) responding. Results indicated that: (1) more than 60% of the responding community colleges were located in suburban or urban areas, and approximately 30% were located in rural and small town areas; (2) most community college policies that addressed health concerns were targeted at alcohol and drug abuse, disability awareness, and sexual assault; (3) 20% of the responding community colleges had an HIV/AIDS task force or advisory committee; (4) approximately 56% of the colleges offered faculty/staff development and training on HIV/AIDS-related issues; (5) 90% did not offer a specific HIV/AIDS training course; (6) 42% had health centers on campus and provided students with brochures and pamphlets on health-related activities; and (7) only 15% offered HIV testing. The report offers recommendations to colleges on how to improve health awareness on their campuses, including delivering health messages through a variety of methods and offering affordable health services to students and staff. Statistical tables and links to informational health-related Web sites are provided. (MKF)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Administrator Attitudes, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Health Education, Prevention, School Health Services, Student Needs, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/bridges.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.