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Teatro AIDS Prevention Project (TAPP) for Latinas
"I believe in myself more and have greater ambition. I’m not shy because I am doing something good by educating the community. If I can do this, anyone who is given the chance can too."
- Peer educator

Program Description
Teatro AIDS Prevention Project for Latinas combines traditional Latino Theater with peer education approaches. Youth are trained to perform peer-teatro education presentations, solicit discussions with their audiences and are provided with additional health education skill-building opportunities. Educational performances are staged in locations that serve young Latinas including colleges and universities, community-based organizations, churches, continuation high schools, WIC programs, shelters, incarcerated youth centers, youth-focused programs, ESL programs, and other job training programs. Key to the success of this program is the leadership role of Latinas in collaboration with community organizations and the public and private sector groups.

Participating Agencies
1. CHOICES (L.A., CA)
2. Talent Bilingua (Houston, TX)
3. Hispanic AIDS Forum (New York, NY)]
4. East Los Angeles Women’s Center
5. Hispanic Office of Evaluation and Planning (Boston, MA)
6. Mi Casa Resource Center for Women (Denver, CO)


Outcomes

  • Disseminated the TAPP for Latinas curriculum resource guide to an estimated 1000 health and human service providers.
  • Reached an estimated 12,751 youth and community representatives in five US Hispanic markets who received information about HIV/AIDS risk reduction behaviors.
  • Trained a cadre of 187 Latino community peer-education leaders, age’s 16-24 years on the use of TAPP for Latinas.
  • Recruited a collective expertise of up to 493 collaborative partners form five U.S. major Hispanic markets to promote the TAPP project in 5 local communities.
  • Presented national/local training on TAPP for Latinas project at various conferences and workshops to an estimated 250 service providers.


Disclaimer: Since HIV is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages on this site may address these topics. HIV prevention materials funded by CDC must be approved by local program review panels, however, the materials may be considered controversial by some viewers.

 
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