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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