The Hookup is a collaborative project reaching young people in California with valuable sexual and reproductive health information and linkage to local resources. Due to limited access to subscriber contact information, it has been a challenge to evaluate the program.
The aims of this study were to determine the feasibility of using text messaging (short message service, SMS) as an evaluation tool for an educational text message-based program and to evaluate the program itself.
Cherrington, A. M. (2015). A hopeful participatory engagement with rural South African children. Educational Research for Social Change, 4(1), 40–54.
Having hope has been described as envisioning a future in which a person would like to
participate (Jevne, 2005). What hopeful futures do rural South African children, who live in
communities with high levels of poverty, and ravaged by HIV and AIDS and crime, envision?
Following a transformative paradigm, with the idea of carving a social justice path, I
Aggarwal, S., & Ahmad, A. (2014). HIV-positive youth empowerment in Swaziland: An evaluation of the social stigma surrounding HIV. Student Pulse, 6(06). Retrieved from http://www.studentpulse.com/a?id=900
One of the incontrovertible marks for Tanzania’s open door policy is the huge billboards along
major roads and highways; and murals (or graffiti) on fences or walls of large buildings. This is
relatively a new way of communication in a country that once pursued Ujamaa policies.
Promoters of public health and particularly HIV/AIDS awareness campaign have turned to use
billboards as one of the ways to communicate responsiveness messages to different communities.
Artists similarly, have created a space for their murals to share their messages about the AIDS
Rates of HIV/AIDS transmission have increased substantially, particularly among young
African American women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) HIV/AIDS is the number one killer for African American women aged 25 to 34.
Given that many of these young women are contracting the disease in their late teens and
early twenties, there is a need to develop interventions that directly address the needs of this
group. The current study sought to assess the effectiveness of theater in increasing
The current qualitative research study invited women of color to describe their experiences with stigma. PhotoVoice, a method of documentary photography, was used to convey experiences. Ten women with HIV (N=4 African American, N=6 Hispanic/Latina) recruited from the LAC+USC Medical Center. Participants were trained in photovoice and digital camera use by a professional photojournalis and given 2–5 weeks to critically reflect on stigma and take photographs to bring reflections to life.
Abah, R. C., Aderibigbe, T., & Olubunmi, A. (2014). Importance of social media in engaging young people on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 6(8), 152–159.
Rachlis, B., Ahmad, F., Van Lettow, M., Muula, A. S., Semba, M., & Cole, D. C. (2013). Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi. BMC Health Services Research, 13: 210. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-210
"Concept Mapping (CM) is a participatory mixed-methods approach that enables diverse groups of stake-holders to share their ideas, representing them in various quantitatively derived visual concept maps." (p. 2)