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The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative

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African Americans are more likely to become infected with HIV, less likely to know they have the disease, and more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than any other race. Given the Black Church's historic involvement in advocacy, the NAACP created the campaign, "The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative," to compel faith leaders to action against HIV/AIDS. The NAACP Health Department developed a pastoral brief and activity manual to encourage black faith leaders to engage in HIV advocacy.

Campaign Format:
Print
Web site
Contact Person:
Karen Boykins-Towns
Contact Phone:
410-580-5777
Contact Email:
Organization Name:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Campaign Objectives:
Building Followership/Partnerships
Changing Attitudes
Expanding Knowledge
Increasing Access to Care
Increasing Conversations/Dialogues
Raising Awareness
Reducing Stigma
Audiences:
African Americans/Blacks,
Low Socio-economic Status Populations,
Rural Communities
Geographic Area:
National
Focus Area:
HIV and AIDS
Campaign ID:
1101
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