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National Council of La Raza

HIV/AIDS Health Promotion an Education
Cooperative Agreement Program
Fiscal Year 2004

National Council of La Raza
Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 785-1670
Fax: (202) 776-1792

Title: Latino Families HIV/AIDS Prevention Project
Project Period: 9/30/04 - 9/29/07
Project Director: Maria Espinoza (Interim)
Target Population:


Health Issues: HIV/AIDS

The mission of the Latino Families HIV/AIDS Prevention Project is to identify the cultural and social contexts associated with HIV/AIDS as defined by the experiences of Latino families in the United States, to develop and strengthen prevention and outreach tools and programs directed at Latino communities. The project is designed to eliminate factors that serve as barriers to Latinos accessing HIV prevention education, testing and early treatment-related services through educational outreach, distribution of materials, project guidance, and public service announcements (PSAs). The project targets at-risk heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual Latino males and females, with a particular focus on youth and young adults, through an HIV prevention model targeting the Latino family. The specific service areas are El Paso, Texas, San Ysidro, California, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Activities include the development of an HIV/AIDS Media Kit for community-based organizations (CBOs) which address HIV/AIDS related needs of Latinos; training peer advocates and/or promotores to conduct outreach education and increase HIV testing among the target population; dissemination of project related information through publications and conference presentations; and providing CBOs nationally, with a tested curriculum and model for community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs which target Latinos through peer education and outreach. The HIV/AIDS Media Kit will contain: project-related educational brochures targeting Latino families affected by HIV, at risk women, youth, and men in heterosexual/bisexual relationships; the “Latino Families Guide for HIV/AIDS Prevention” for CBOs serving the HIV/AIDS prevention needs of Latinos; and PSAs for broadcast on Spanish language cable television and Spanish language radio. The training sessions for peer advocates and promotores culturally-based teaching techniques, HIV and the Latino family, negotiation skill building, accessing community resources, and life skills.

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