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Archival Content: 1999-2005

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Center for AIDS Outreach and Prevention (AOP)
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI)

What is NDRI?

NDRI is a not-for-profit research organization in New York City that focuses on the areas of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, violence, special populations, therapeutic communities, and related areas of mental health, public health, criminal justice, urban problems, child abuse, prevention and epidemiology.

Since 1986, NDRI’s Center for AIDS Outreach and PreventionLink to a Non-CDC site (AOP) has used daily street-based outreach to deliver HIV harm-reduction messages, materials and strategies to IDUs in New York City. Trained outreach workers provide HIV, AIDS, and viral hepatitis prevention and intervention services to New York City’s drug users and their sexual partners, families, and communities. These workers provide service referrals, needle-cleaning kits, and condoms to reduce the spread of HIV infection, and provide educational literature about treatments for substance abuse, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis B and C. This project is funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

AOP staff have gathered much anecdotal data about their outreach program methods and the organization's success in conducting street-based interventions. AOP also conducts program evaluations and provides fee-based technical assistance to groups desiring to establish similar models of street-based outreach intervention. AOP has created many outreach logs and tracking sheets that may be useful to other outreach groups

Where can I learn more?

Bruce M. Stepherson, MPH
Director, Center for AIDS Outreach and Prevention
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.Link to a Non-CDC site
71 West 23rd Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel. 212-845-4400 (Main number)
Fax. 917-438-0894

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