brother jeff's Health Initiative Mission Driven
brother jeff's Community Health Initiative's mission is to reduce the disproportionate HIV and AIDS rate among African Americans and to enhance the quality of life for African Americans living with HIV and AIDS regardless of age, faith, background or sexual orientation.
Five Points HIV Prevention Grassroots Initiative (FPHPGI)
Our community commitment is extensive and is demonstrated daily through the services we pro- vide. At brother jeff's, we understand it is not enough to identify problems...we are much more interested in implementing solutions.
Here are a few of the services we provide:
HIV Education and Training
Client Advocacy and Referrals
Free Condoms and Prevention Materials
AIDS should not have to be a silent killer. More individuals should feel comfortable and open to learn about their body, discover ways to protect it, and work with others who want to extend a helping hand.
As part of our continuing efforts in building collaborative relationships with similar organizations in combating the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, brother jeff’s Community Health Initiative (a program of brother jeff’s Cultural Center) will send a delegation to Kenya in September 2010, on a fact-finding mission. Team brother jeff will be visiting the Kenya National AIDS Council, NYUMBANI (Children of God Relief Institute), Uplifting Men and Youth project sites in Kibera and Korogocho and other AIDS service organizations.
The information gathered will be used to assist in developing outreach models to bring services directly to individuals living in remote and rural areas. The two weeks in Kenya will also be used to promote safe sex practices and to saturate the target groups with relevant messages on how HIV is transmitted and, more critically, raise the level of individual commitment required for prevention.
Working side by side with local leaders will not only teach us about culturally appropriate services, it will give us the ability to improve community acceptance of the services. These concepts will be invaluable when implemented in our own community.