Center for community and justice
The Centro has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to provide Hepatitis C testing, counseling, and referral services targeting Latinos/Latinas in Health District 3 and Health District 4.
The intent of this project is to provide free Hepatitis C testing in the Latino community to help those at risk to learn their Hepatitis C status. The project will provide up to 100 rapid technology OraSure Hepatitis C test kits for services.
CCJ works to promote just immigration practices, particularly in communities with a high presence of Latino immigrant families. Centro provides information and conducts outreach to inform low-income immigrants regarding their rights and responsibilities with employers, schools, hospitals, law enforcement, and other local, state, and federal organizations or agencies.
In addition, CCJ is currently collaborating with other human and immigrant rights organizations in Idaho to promote comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.
For more information, pleaseclick here.
The Centro has recently become a subgrantee of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to provide HIV testing, counseling, and referral services as well as condom distribution targeting Latinos/Latinas in Health District 3 and Health District 4.
The intent of this project is to provide free HIV testing in the Latino community to help those at risk to learn their HIV status. The project will provide up to 300 rapid technology HIV test kits for services from July 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.
We utilize OraSure's OraQuick HIV oral tests. No blood sample is required, just a quick and easy oral swab.
Clik h access to our Spanish-language brochure on HIV/AIDS facts and figures.
We are also collaborating on an initiative called Know Your Status Idaho with students from the Boise State University School of Nursing. The mission of this initiative is to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to inform individuals about the importance of getting tested and being aware of their HIV status. To learn more click here or on the logo below.
A culturally-based program to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior and unplanned pregnancy among Latino youth.
Since July 2010, CCJ has contracted with Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Division of Health to implement the Cuidate program to provide HIV Prevention & Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention services to 12-19 year-old mix-gender Latino youth in Health Districts 3,4, and 5.
This project has been successfully implemented through close collaboration and cooperative working agreements with school districts, other non-profit organizations, and youth groups in middle and high school students between the ages of 12 and 19.
To date, this project has facilitated Cuidate sessions for over 500 Latino youth in collaboration with local school districts, youth groups, parents, and community based organizations throughout Health District 3, Health District 4, and Health District 5.
For more information on the program and for access to electronic (PDF) copies of the consent form, brochures, and poster, please click here.