HIV Prevention and Supportive Services for Latina Women

Report
HIV PREVENTION AND SUPPORTIVE
SERVICES FOR LATINA WOMEN:
A GRANT PROPOSAL PROJECT
LIZETT MORALES
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
MAY 2013
Introduction
• In the United States, 1.1 million people are living with HIV infection. 1
• An estimated 1 in every 106 Latina women has contracted HIV. 2
• It is one the of the top 10 leading causes of death among the group. 2
• More than half (51%) of HIV infections among Latina women result from
unprotected sexual contact with their male partners. 3
• There is an increase need for culturally sensitive services. 5
Purpose:
• To create a preventative and supportive program for HIV/AIDS
• Identify a potential funding source, and write a grant application
Social Work Relevance
• Cultural and socioeconomic factors increase Latina women’s risk for
HIV/AIDS infection. 4
• The program will aim to bring social justice to Latina women by providing
a culturally sensitive program to an underserved population.
• The program will value the dignity and worth of the Latina women by
taking into consideration their cultural values and beliefs.
Cross-Cultural Relevance
• The HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected people worldwide.
• Since the first known case until present time, HIV/AIDS has been one of
the greatest threats to human health.5
• Most recently, the epidemic has taken a shift, disproportionately
affecting Latinos (CDC, 2011a). 2
• Cultural factors, such as machismo, traditional gender roles, and stigma,
as well as socioeconomic factors may increase the incidence rates of HIV
among Latinos. 2
• Developing culturally competent programs for the targeted population
will address the rising incidence of HIV/AIDS among Latina women.
Methods
Target Population:
• The proposed program will target HIV-positive and at risk Latina women
between the ages of 18-55.
Strategies Used to Find Funding Source:
• Grant databases and online web searches were used to identify potential
funders.
• Key terms such as: “HIV,” “AIDS,” “Hispanic/Latinos,” “prevention
programs,” and “support group” were used.
Funding Source:
• UniHealth Foundation: The foundation was selected for this grant based
on the funding criteria and mission and the proposed program goals.
Methods
Sources Used for Needs Assessment:
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U.S. Census Data
The County of Los Angeles Health Department
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Peer reviewed journals
Projected Budget:
• Salaries and Benefits
• Direct Program Costs
• In-Kind Expenses
• Total Amount Requested: $88,795
Grant Proposal
Program Summary and Description
• The program will be offered at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance,
CA and will include a preventative and supportive program for HIVpositive and at-risk Latina women. It will include:
• Educational workshops
• Group therapy
• Case management services
Population Served
• Latina women between the ages of 18-55.
Sustainability
• The Program Director will seek potential funding sources throughout
the year.
• The evaluation data will be used to make necessary changes and
improvements and improve the quality of services offered.
Program Objectives
By the end of the first year:
• 50% of the participants who attend the educational workshops will
increase their knowledge about HIV/AIDS and prevention as measured
by receiving a 75% or higher in the educational posttest.
• 50% of participants would attend all 12 sessions of a support group as
evidenced by participants’ attendance records.
• 40% of participants will receive one-on-one case management services as
evidenced by the participants’ records.
• 70% of participants would have applied for public health insurance as
evidenced by referral made to the agency’s financial services
department.
Program Evaluation
• Independent program evaluator will be used to assess the impact and
effectiveness of the proposed program at the end of 1 year.
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Pre- and posttests will also be administered to the participants of the prevention
educational workshops.
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The evaluator will also conduct focus groups with the participants of the
program.
Lessons Learned and Implications for
Social Work
Lessons Learned:
• Strong need for culturally
sensitive services for Latina
women
• The high prevalence of HIV/AIDS
transmission
• Grant Writing process
Implications for Social Work
Practice:
• Social workers have an
important role when working
with oppressed groups.
• The use of grant writing will
allow social workers to advocate
and address the needs of specific
populations.
References
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). HIV in the United States:
At a
glance. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/
PDF/HIV_at_a_glance.pdf
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011a). HIV among Latinos.
Retrieved
from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/pdf/latino.pdf
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011b). HIV among women.
Retrieved
from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/pdf/women.pdf
4. Tung, W.C. (2012). HIV among Hispanic/Latino populations in the United
States. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 24(3), 153-155.
5. Valdiserri, R.O. (2011). Thirty years of AIDS in America: A story of infinite hope.
AIDS Education and Prevention, 23(6), 479-494.

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