Worcester, MA | AIDS Project Worcester

The Focused on Zero project plans to collect and analyze qualitative data from PWID in order to learn from how to best treat impacted populations. This project addresses a community need of gathering intel on a group that can be difficult to engage due to stigma. Learning from focus groups comprised of 15-20 members of consumer populations allows service programs to attain patient centered data to help improve services. The program plans on sharing the information gathered to help other local institutions, such as UMass and APA, collect accurate data. Such data would later be used to create HIV/HCV educational prevention training programs. Efficacy of the program will be tested in 2 months with pre- and post-tests to determine increased knowledge of the needs of the community impacted.

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