This project intended to secure the funding required for both developing and implementing a culturally competent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk reduction curriculum for African American female adolescents. The program will be implemented in South Los Angeles, California via sponsors, Women Alive Coalition, Inc. After completing a thorough review of available funding sources, The Bristol Myers-Squib Foundation was chosen as the funding source for grant submission.
A literature review was conducted to assess the unmet needs of the population and subsequently develop a unique program. The program will be implemented in local public middle schools, with participants taking part in an 8-week HIV prevention education training. A second, more intensive training module will then encourage participants to serve as peer health educators. The proposed program will inform African American female adolescents of their risk of HIV acquisition, provide them with detailed facts about the disease, highlight the importance of screening, promote safer sex practices, and encourage community mobilization. The grant submission and subsequent acquisition of funding were not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|Advisor:||Washington, Thomas Alex|
|Commitee:||Campbell, Vanetta, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Social work|
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