|American communities. Persons desiring to have an impact on the current status of health in our community must recognize the tradition of oralism in the African-American community and use this tradition/custom as a component in any intervention strategy. One must understand the implications of the relationship between human and spiritual support systems in the African-American community and employ an information system that utilizes these networks.|
|Identify resources of and for African-Americans and develop a directory of services and skills and a dissemination plan. The concept of equi- finality as a systemic process of change is one that must be taught and understood by service providers and the consumers of their service. What are the answers to how are we currently dealing with this AIDS pandemic in our communities? What programs, services, grassroots efforts, and individual efforts are having a successful impact, and can they be modeled?|
|Identify characteristics of effective organizations. Often we are so busy working in the "trenches" we do not look up to see how we are staving off the war, to determine and evaluate why what we are doing is successful, and to re-create the success. We do know that effective service providers operate under a system of inclusion.|
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Publication information: Book title: African-American Women's Health and Social Issues. Contributors: Catherine Fisher Collins - Editor. Publisher: Auburn House. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 23.
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