The African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Community Outreach Program is an initiative guided by the African Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO). As an ACCHO strategy program, the purpose of the ACB Program is to reduce the incidence of HIV among ACB people in Windsor-Essex, and to improve the quality of life for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
In 2011, 22.9% of new HIV infections in Ontario were through heterosexual transmission among people from ACB communities.
The vulnerability of ACB community members to HIV is influenced by the impact of the social determinants of health.
The ACB Program acknowledges and values the positive impact that research has on public health and policy. It is therefore our goal to remain active in HIV-related research within ACB communities in Ontario. We are proud of our participation in the following studies and encourage you to learn more about them:
To local organizations and retailers where ACB community members access services.
To ACB newcomers through engagement during annual events, such as Newcomer Health Access Day and World Refugee Day.
To ACB Caribbean Migrant Workers in Leamington through social engagement activities, health fairs, testing days and site visits.
To request a presentation, consultation, collaboration, or resource distribution download a copy of the Education & Outreach Services: A Guide for Service Providers.
If you’re interesting in finding out more about the ACB program contact our office at (519) 973-0222.