Rapid Assessment of the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

An Approach for Timely Community Interventions

Richard H. Needle, Robert T. Trotter, Merrill Singer, Christopher Bates, J. Bryan Page, David Metzger, Louis H. Marcelin

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Objectives. The US Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus, created a new initiative to address the disproportionate ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in racial/ethnic minority populations. Methods. This initiative included deploying technical assistance teams through the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy. The teams introduced rapid assessment and response methodologies and trained minority communities in their use. Results. The first 3 eligible cities (Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia) focused assessments in small geographic areas, using multiple methodologies to obtain data. Conclusions. Data from the first 3 eligible cities provided critical information about changing the dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the local level, including program and policy changes and infrastructure redeployment targeted at the most serious social and environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)970-979
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume93
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
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Rapid Assessment of the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities : An Approach for Timely Community Interventions. / Needle, Richard H.; Trotter, Robert T.; Singer, Merrill; Bates, Christopher; Page, J. Bryan; Metzger, David; Marcelin, Louis H.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 93, No. 6, 06.2003, p. 970-979.

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Needle, Richard H. ; Trotter, Robert T. ; Singer, Merrill ; Bates, Christopher ; Page, J. Bryan ; Metzger, David ; Marcelin, Louis H. / Rapid Assessment of the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities : An Approach for Timely Community Interventions. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2003 ; Vol. 93, No. 6. pp. 970-979.
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