Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale (University of Windsor), Kenny Gbadebo,
The African, Caribbean, and Black Youth (ACBY) project is a community-based research (CBR) study that: (1) Addresses HIV risk in a racialized population that has elevated rates of HIV acquisition; (2) Was developed by a collaborative partnership between researchers and community members and has on-going community involvement built into every stage; (3) Includes youth infected and affected by HIV and AIDS on a Youth Advisory Committee and as research participants; (4) Gathers data on both individual and community-level factors that contribute to HIV risk and vulnerability, expanding beyond the usual individual-level determinants and using several innovative data collection strategies.
Purpose and Objectives:
POWER has four immediate objectives: 1) Implement a community mobilization strategy to engage various sectors of the Windsor-based ACB community; 2) Describe individual-level HIV risks and their correlates among ACB youth in Windsor; 3) Identify and examine macro-level contributors to HIV vulnerability among ACB youth in Windsor, and 4) Enhance the capacity of community (including community youth) and academic partners to undertake collaborative, policy-oriented work.
Action research; survey questionnaires; community mapping; focus groups; semi-structured interviews
African, Caribbean and Black youth
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