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The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative

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
Contact E-mail
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
African Americans/Blacks, Low Socio-economic Status Populations, Rural Communities
Geographic Area
Focus Area

Campaign ID: 

1 101

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