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Project Partners: Alianza de Mujeres Activas, Migrant Education of Putnam County, Family Medical & Dental Clinics, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Ocala Farm Ministry, Mahogany Revue, FL-DOH HIV Bureau of HIV/AIDS Minority AIDS Coordinator - Area 3/13

Entre Nosotras

Project Funders: The Southern REACH initiative

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:

  1. the transmission, prevention and testing of HIV and other STDs,
  2. the correlation between relationship violence, low self-esteem and pena (embarrassment) of accessing health services as barriers to prevention.

 

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.

The Materials

The guides (La Guia) is a project component to build woman's independence and impact sustainability. These resource guides, developed in Spanish, are tools left with each woman who received a training, allowing her to seek out medical and social services without the need for preliminary navigation.

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Entre Nosotras  Guides

Building prevention means building knowledge and access. Entre Nosotras created Spanish language guides for women in the project's three counties.

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