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Archival Content: 1999-2005

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This outreach model is used when outreach workers, health educators, or peers go into local neighborhoods and work directly with people at high-risk. These encounters take place in many different places: the streets, mobile HIV prevention vansLink to a PDF DocumentExternal Link, and places where people congregate, such as parks, bars, bathhouses, housing projects, laundromats, adult book stores, shooting galleries, or crack houses.

A number of agencies, organizations, and community-based groups, have developed successful outreach models in which workers go out to individuals. The following models are just a sample of available resources, but they provide useful guidance and insights:

For examples of the ways diverse communities around the country have successfully implemented outreach programs, see the United States Conference of Mayors 2001 report HIV Prevention and Outreach Strategies.

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