A Mi Alcance (Within My Reach)- This program is the RWHP’s response to the disparities in chronic illness (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease) experienced by Latino Hispanic communities. Grounded in a focus on achievable goals, A Mi Alcance addresses these health topics:
A Mi Alcance focuses on disseminating relevant health information into communities via two distinct methods: Alcance Community Outreach and the Alcance lay-health worker Campaign. The Alcance Campaign aspect of the program was implemented in the summer of 2013 in Lake County, Florida. Capacitating 15 lay-health workers from the Lake County Community Health Workers Program, over 600 face to face orientaciones were made during the three-month campaign period. This aspect of the program has been evaluated and its success is outlined in the A Mi Alcance research poster (insert link) presented at the 2013 Florida Community Health Worker Coalition 3rd Annual Summit.
The Community Outreach aspect of the Alcance program is currently being implemented in Alachua and Levy counties in the form of group meetings, as opposed to one-on-one outreach. The benefits of community meetings is under evaluation as the RWHP merges the community outreach into their education programming in North Central Florida immigrant communities.
This 4-page brochure engages readers in a self-assessment of their health by assessing their weight, body shape, and waist circumference.
This four-page brochure is a perfect follow-up to teaching on balanced diets, diabetes care or weight loss.
This issue is a four-page, Spanish language magazine explaining the prevention, testing, risk and symptoms in short concise articles.
This 4-page Spanish language magazine explains the type of disease related to heart disease.
This brochure explores the difference between pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Entre Nosotras (Between Us Women) is designed to dismantle the fundamental barriers to Hispanic women's prevention of HIV and other STDs. These barriers include: the lack of information, trust, access to services and identification of HIV/STDs as a prioritized health concern.
This women's health program will increase women's health literacy, teach about family planning and address HIV risk and prevention of HIV in the Hispanic, immigrant communities of rural North Central Florida.
Entre Nosotras will have two clear components: implementation and replication. Implementation will begin in the northwestern tip of Volusia-Putnam County in North Florida with the organization Alianza de Mujeres Activas [AMA]. There will be extensive training of 10 lay-health workers, increasing their health literacy on women's health:
These lay-health workers will carry out a three-month campaign, each educating a minimum of 10 community women per month (300 total).
Lessons learned will be gathered from a de-briefing and analysis of lay-health worker contact notes and applied to the replication of this project in Marion County. Navigation support will be available to participants.
The Rural Women's Health Project [RWHP] will partner with trusted farmworker community programs, including health service providers in the North Florida Farmworker Corridor (Marion, Eastern Putnam and NW Volusia Counties) and capacitate them to implement this HIV work. The project is a collaborative effort of farmworker support organizations, religious ministries, the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Minority AIDS Coordinator Area 3/13 and the RWHP.
Project Claridad was a youth program focused on improving the health of the community. The goal of Project Claridad was to stop the growth of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic community through educational activities, exchanges and education of youth 14-21 years of age.
With funding from the Pfizer Foundation’s Southern HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative, Project Claridad has had programs housed in two Florida farmworker areas, Crescent City and Belle Glade / Pahokee.Claridad has netted multiple results:
The Project Claridad Tool Box is the result of peer educators survey collection (over 600), survey analysis, outreach and research. All materials are peer developed and community evaluated. The Tool Box has two aspects: educational materials and a brief curriculum, which outlines interactive, popular education tools and activities, to optimize the leadership skills of lay-health workers and community service groups. Topics addressed include:
The goal of this Toolbox is to offer you new education and awareness materials to support your organization’s HIV Prevention initiatives. Developed by youth, ages 14-24, these materials reflect the issues, perspectives and vision of rural, Hispanic youth.
Visual materials, with limited text, assist education strategies for youth and immigrant communities. All communities have an increased interest in images and text which reflect their lives. Increased interest leads to increased knowledge, therefore leading to individual behavior change. This theory has been the approach used in the development of the Project Claridad Toolbox materials.
The Toolbox materials are intended for your organization’s immediate use in outreach and education. All of the materials promote the CDC HIV/AIDS and STD Hotline and many of the items have space for personalization by your organization and/or other hotline numbers.
Project Claridad was a collaboration of The Rural Women's Health Project, Migrant Education of Putnam County's "Step Ahead To Success" Program Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County. Project Claridad was funded by the Pfizer Foundation's Southern Prevention Initiative.
Word Puzzle Handouts (set of three)
These puzzle cards offered basic HIV information.
This discrete condom cover worked well for condom distribution in many settings, designed by youth, feature images of the sculpture sets they created to portray how it would feel to have HIV/AIDS.
Stick To Your Limit
This bilingual, pocket brochure, focused on abstinence, was intended as positive reinforcement during one-on-one teaching sessions or as a handout. It is especially popular as an empowerment tool.
The HIV Transmission Novela Bookmarks message is an inspirational call to action - visually presenting modes of HIV transmission.
The Teen Relationship Violence Novela Bookmarks message present an all-too-frequent situation experienced by female teens with a message of hope and an end to accepting relationship violence.
Nuestra Voz Youth Magazine Series
These magazines, written by Hispanic youth, combine information about HIV, relationship violence and dating. They serve the needs of youth and provide their perspectives to their peers and the adults around them. They are an excellent incentive gift for peer educators.
“HIV Has No Preference” Fan
In an effort to break down the stigma, this bilingual fan makes it clear, through visuals, as well as the written message, that HIV has no preference! This fan is an excellent give-away for church and health fairs and other outreach events.
This bilingual flipchart is designed for use by sex health educators or peer educators to address the basics of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. This large format, bilingual flipchart works well for small group education or class presentations. The text presents key concepts, allowing the educator to present the information based on the learner’s environment. [Companion mini-flipcharts that serve as an intimate alternative for one-on-one peer education are available.]
"In a Second" Poster
This poster focuses on a realistic situation where alcohol use can distort judgment and provides the benefits of condom use.
Stop! Think! Act! Poster
This poster is an attention grabber, reinforcing without preaching, that you have the power to take control over your actions.
Defying the Stigma Fotonovela Strip Poster
Reactions Others Have to AIDS” is a fotonovela poster which models peer education on breaking the stigma and myths related to interactions with people living with AIDS.
Laugh Now and Cry Later” Fotonovela Strip Poster
This poster deals with the various modes of HIV transmission. The realistic scenes mirror similar situations faced by today's youth.