Tools for Building Culturally Competent HIV Prevention Programs comprises science-based, practitioner-friendly resources designed to increase HIV prevention professionals' capacity to conduct effective, culturally competent program planning, implementation, and evaluation.The content was informed by extensive needs assessment research, usability testing, and field testing in collaboration with HIV prevention professionals who are collectively utilizing a variety of prevention approaches, with culturally diverse populations, across a range of agency settings and community contexts.This guide shows practitioners everything they need to launch an effective program: from identifying program goals and objectives, to developing program models, to recruiting and retaining staff, and finally to conducting evaluations and reporting results. Throughout, ""Tales from the Field"" provide illuminating case studies from other successful programs implemented in a variety of cultural settings.The accompanying CD-ROM contains worksheets, checklists, and other materials (all in Word format) that users can save and customize for their own needs.
Section I: Introduction: What Is Culture?; Defining Culture; A Person Combines Many Cultural Backgrounds; Where Does Culture Come From?; Individuals and Cultures Shape Each Other; Learning and Teaching Culture; What Does Culture Have To Do with HIV?; The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Different Populations in the U.S.