Union Positiva, Inc.
721 NW 21 Court, Miami, FL 33125
(305) 915-8948 (Phone)
(305) 644-0636 (Fax)
Union Positiva has been providing HIV education and prevention services to Miami’s Hispanic population for 10 years, including HIV testing, as well as the implementation of CDC-EBI project. For the last three years they have been providing technical assistance and capacity development for minority HIV/AIDS serving organizations in Miami-Dade and neighboring counties.
Grant Project Information
Miami-Dade County Collaborative TA/CD for HIV/AIDS Minority Serving Organizations
The purpose of the project is to form a continuum of care for Latinos that are living with HIV and AIDS, or at high-risk for HIV, and teach other minority and Latino serving-organizations how to establish service networks for HIV positives and high-risk Latinos. The project will mainly focus on the large percentage of Hispanics that live with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County. The county is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Florida with 78 percent of its HIV/AIDS cases, and Hispanics are disproportionately affected by the disease. In addition, high numbers of Latinos do not know their serostatus, and there are low numbers of culturally relevant HIV/AIDS service providers. The project will form a continuum of care for Latino clients that are living with HIV/AIDS and teach other minority and Latino-serving organizations how to establish service networks for HIV+ and high-risk Latinos through:
- Modeling this continuum as a demonstration,
- Providing training,
- Delivering on-site technical ssistance as needed,
- Serving as mentors to smaller, developing organizations and
- Facilitating and participating in community forums delivered.
- Increased number of HIV positive individuals linked with substance abuse, mental health and primary care providers,
- Decreased geographic barriers to obtaining care,
- Improved management capacity,
- Improved Internal Systems,
- Increased number of Latinos tested for HIV and
- Improved cultural/linguistic capacity.
- Number of individuals participating in OMH-funded, grant program activities per year,
- Number and percent of individuals with increased awareness and knowledge of racial/ethnic minority health problems and how to address such problems and
- Number of partnerships facilitated and or/established to enhance coordination of racial/ethnic minority health disparities.
In order to collect, analyze and use the data, the project will use the Performance Evaluation and Monitoring System (PEMS) from the CDC.OMH objective(s) towards which the project's results most contribute
- Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
- Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)