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CDC/HRSA Corrections Demonstration Project (HIV Prevention, Intervention, & Continuity of Care Within Correctional Settings & the Community)

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CDC and HRSA supported a collaborative corrections initiative for HIV Prevention, Intervention, and Continuity of Care Within Correctional Settings and the Community. This program addressed the Healthy People 2000 topical areas of HIV Infection & Clinical Preventive Services.  The goals of this initiative were to:

  • Improve the health status of both incarcerated & at-risk disproportionately affected African-Americans and other racial minorities, especially HIV infected persons, and their communities by increasing access to HIV/AIDS primary health care & prevention services; improving HIV transitional services between corrections & the community; and developing organizational supports & linked networks of comprehensive HIV health & social services;
  • Develop and evaluate models of linked networks of health services (HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, hepatitis, and substance abuse prevention & treatment during and after incarceration) for replication by other primary care, prevention, criminal justice, and community service organizations; and
  • Create a continuous stream of intervention, primary care, prevention, and psychosocial support & referral systems that link correctional and community settings to improve the health seeking behaviors and health outcomes  of populations/individuals most affected by HIV/AIDS.



Grants for this initiative were awarded to the applicants listed below. The abstracts provide both contact information and a brief description of their project. These grantees were funded from 2000-2004.

  • Emory University SPH/Abt Associates (PHIPP Provider)
  • Hampden County Correctional Center (TA Provider)
  • Emory Univeristy SPH (TA Provider)
  • UNational Minority AIDS Council (TA Provider)
  • South East AIDS Training & Ed. Ctr. (TA Provider)
  • California Office of AIDS
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Georgia Division of Public Health
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services
  • New York State Department of Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Journal Articles  

Lanier MM & Paoline EA. (2005) Expressed needs and behavioral risk factors of HIV-positive inmates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 49 (5): 561-573

Robillard AG, Gallito-Zaparaniuk P, Arriola KJ, Kennedy S, Hammett T, & Braithwaite RL. (2003) Partners and processes in HIV services for inmates and ex-offenders: Facilitating collaboration and service delivery. Evaluation Review, 27 (5): 535-562

Braithwaite RL & Arriola KR. (2003) Male prisoners and HIV prevention: a call for action ignored. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (5): 759-763

Rapposelli KK, Kennedy MG, Miles JR, Tinsley MJ, Rauch KJ, Austin L, Dooley S, Aranda-Naranjo B, & Moore RA. (2002) HIV/AIDS in correctional settings: A salient priority for the CDC and HRSA. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14 (5, Supplement B): 103-113

Klein SJ, O'Connell DA, Devore BS, Wright LN, & Birkhead GS. (2002) Building an HIV continuum for inmates: New York State's criminal justice initiative. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14 (5, Supplement B): 114-123

Arriola KR, Kennedy SS, Coltharp JC, Braithwaite RL, Hammett TM, & Tinsley MJ. (2002) Development and implementation of the cross-site evaluation of the CDC/HRSA corrections demonstration project. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14 (Supplement 3A): 107-118.

Arriola KR, Braithwaite RL, Kennedy S, Hammett T, Tinsley M, Wood P, & Arboleda C. (2001) A collaborative effort to enhance HIV/STI screening in five county jails. Public Health Reports, 116 (6): 520-529

Laufer FN, Arriola KR, Dawson-Rose C, Kumaravelu K, & Rapposelli K. (2002). From jail to community: Innovative strategies to enhance community of HIV/AIDS care. The Prison Journal, 82 (1): 84 - 100Exit Disclaimer


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