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National Latina Health Network

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

National Latina Health Network
1680 Wisconsin Ave NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 565-0070
Fax: (202) 565-0020
E-mail:

e.amayafernandez@verizon.net

Title: Latinas/os Educating Each Other (LEEO)
Project Period: 9/30/04 - 9/29/07
Project Director: Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez
Target Population:

Hispanic/Latino

Health Issues: HIV/AIDS


The Latinas/os Educating Each Other (LEEO) project focuses on a series of national trainings and customized technical and capacity building assistance on ways to mobilize Latina/o communities to prevent HIV, increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS, and enhance/strengthen the leadership capacity of service providers and young adult ages 18-24 to address HIV/AIDS issues. The project’s approach emphasizes the importance of addressing sexuality issues, increasing Latinas/os awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS, and the importance of involving families in community mobilization efforts. In collaboration with its network of national and local partners, the grantee conducts regional trainings for HIV/AIDS service providers that take into consideration issues such as acculturation, adoption of mainstream values, social class, educational attainment, language proficiency, and access to health care and social services. The trainings focus on enhancing and strengthening HIV/AIDS service providers’ capacity as leaders; strategies to mobilize the Latina/o community around HIV/AIDS prevention issues; and methods to increase the awareness of Latinas/os about the impact of HIV/AIDS. A training guide/how-to manual for providers will be developed and include HIV/AIDS awareness tools; community mobilization strategies; models of collaboration; national and regional resources; and community assessment tools. Follow up, individualized technical assistance is provided to agencies that participate in the regional trainings. Each site receiving customized capacity building assistance must implement a community mobilization strategy and/or HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. Young Latina/o leaders nominated by regional training participants, take part in a “Leadership Training” in Washington, D.C., to strengthen leadership skills and enhance knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Attendees also participate in list-serv and website discussions, serve as a local resource to youth and community-based organizations, and assist their mentor agency in HIV/AIDS awareness projects.



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