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PO Box 12016, Gainesville, FL 32604

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The VIA Initiative is a project of the Rural Women's Health Project, in collaboration with the Alianza de Mujeres Activas, the North Central Florida Farmworker Corridor-HIV Task Force and Rural Medical Services, Inc. Project partners are the Southern AIDS Coalition and Farmworker Justice.

Voices of Immigrants in Action (VIA) Research

Voices of Immigrants in Action / Voces de Inmigrantes en Acción

There is a void in the articulation of HIV/AIDS prevalence among farmworkers or of Hispanic Immigrants within the epidemic within Southeastern states. In order to increase an understanding around the level of risk facing Hispanic Immigrant communities in this zone of the United States, the Voices of Immigrants in Action (VIA) program focused on the internal and external barriers to HIV education, prevention and testing in this community. Utilizing a community-based approach, project partners developed a qualitative research instrument (with quantitative elements) to begin to both evaluate barriers and to then present community recommendations to address these critical obstacles.

Fact sheets

 

Focus on the Community / Enfoque comunitario

This two-page fact sheet offers a snapshot of the Hispanic Immigrant community's greatest concerns and correlating risk factors to HIV/AIDS. Community-driven recommendations are included.

English       Spanish

 

Focus on the Women / Enfoque de género (la mujer)

This two-page fact sheet offers a snapshot of the Hispanic Immigrant community's greatest concerns about women and correlating risk factors to HIV/AIDS. Community-driven recommendations are included.

English       Spanish

 

HIV in the hispanic Community / Perspectivas del VIH/SIDA

This two-page fact sheet offers a snapshot of Hispanic Immigrant community perspectives about HIV/AIDS. Community-driven recommendations are included.

English       Spanish

Briefs

 

Lay-Health Worker Outreach

Lay-health worker programs provide women with trusting, relevant and intimate support within their neighborhoods. As peers, lay-health workers can address cultural factors, which correlate with women’s health issues.

English

 

Women's Health Literacy

Reproductive and emotional health are main tenants of comprehensive women’s health. These are vital elements for the successful utilization of risk reduction strategies by Hispanic Immigrant women.

English

 

Reaching Hispanic Immigrant Women Through Resource "Hubs"

To maximize Hispanic immigrant women’s utilization of health and social services, we need to truly understand the well-documented barriers encountered by the community. Immigrant women, with a broad range of concerns, continuously rely on those who they trust to offer them guidance.

English

Video

 

A bilingual, multi-media video to broaden the discussion about the life-challenges of rural Hispanic Immigrants in the South and correlations to HIV/AIDS. Listen to the voices of the community as they articulate their challenges and offer recommendations and strategies for community well-being.

The video can be viewed at any time on YouTube.

The download files for the video are very large and, depending on your internet connection, could take up to 3 hours to download. We recommend downloading the files after 8pm.

Windows       Macintosh

Curriculum

 

Curriculum for HIV Prevention Workshop for Farmworkers.

This curriculum is the culmination of 20 years of facilitating workshops in Florida, Kentucky and Texas with Hispanic rural  Immigrants.   It contains 10 interactive teaching activities to animate participants to adapt positive health actions to increase HIV prevention these interactive tools allow participants to increase their awareness and to practice prevention behaviors.

Spanish