We present a case study of community organization efforts within the Asian Pacific Islander communities of San Diego County to reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
We utilized a five-phase process to implement the strategies of locality development, social planning, and social action : community analysis, program design and initiation, program implementation, program maintenance and consolidation, and program reassessment.
An evaluation of the process indicates that there were increases over time in the project's activities as well as in the levels of interagency connectedness.
This is one of the few reported efforts to organize Asian Pacific Islander groups to address HIV transmission.
Key elements that led to the successful organization of the original project into a tax-exempt nonprofit entity (the Asian Pacific Islander Community AIDS Project) were emphasis on community ownership, reliance on group consensus, use of « gate-keepers » to access communities, simultaneous multilevel programming, and service to the community as a « coordinating » entity.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Ethnie, Iles du Pacifique us, Océanie, Asiatique, Milieu urbain, Organisation, Groupe social, Programme sanitaire, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Ethnic group, Pacific Islands Us, Oceania, Asiatic, Urban environment, Organization, Social group, Sanitary program, California, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0490689
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 10/04/1997.