Preliminary Outcomes of a Model Program for Increasing Treatment Access for African American Women Who Use Crack Cocaine and Are at Risk for Contracting HIV

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Randolph "Randy" Rasch, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In the United States, the threat of HIV/AIDS to African American women's health has become the focus of much concern. This paper describes a federally funded community-based program that provides services to African American women at risk for HIV/AIDS in Nashville, Tennessee. The program provides a culturally relevant set of interventions specific to crack cocaine users aimed at reducing substance use and HIV/AIDS risk behaviors. The model is important for the continued development of culturally relevant interventions aimed at reducing the disproportionate rates of HIV/AIDS within the African American community by ensuring treatment access to all populations.

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Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 7(1-2), 41-57
Language: English
Date: 2010
HIV/AIDS, African Americans, women, treatment access

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