By Sana Loue
This article offers a origin for the initiation of advocacy efforts and for the assessment in their luck and comprises subject matters comparable to: particular concepts, grassroots advocacy efforts, formation and improvement of coalitions, advocacy efforts in legislatures, administrative corporations, court docket, and the media. it really is of curiosity to public and concrete medical experts, social employees, neighborhood organizers, and legislators.
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The needs assessment seeks to identify discrepancies (needs), examine the nature of and causes for the discrepancy, and set priorities for action. " Once the gaps have been identified, they can be ranked in priority order for resolution based on the cost to meet the need as compared to the cost of ignoring it. Kaufman (2000) states that most needs assessments described in the literature focus not on gaps in results, but on gaps in processes or resources. , training, computer equipment), the end result is less clearly defined and sometimes even ignored, and the solution treats the symptoms rather than the causes.
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Semi-Structured Open Interviews Recognizing the diversity of the injecting drug using population in San Diego, study group members identified key subgroups for interviews. Semi-structured open interviews were carried out with five subgroups of injecting drug users: IDUs not in treatment, IDUs using the underground syringe exchange program (SEP) in San Diego, transgender IDUs not in treatment, IDUs in treatment programs, and gay male IDUs in a treatment program. A series of four interview guides, each specific to the group being targeted, was developed and reviewed by study group members and by outreach workers carrying out street outreach activities for HIV/AIDS prevention education and volunteers with the San Diego SEP.