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For Release:
October 17, 2005

Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.

For Further Information Contact:
Nathan Rudy

MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Jacobs To Announce Grants To Increase HIV/AIDS Outreach in the Latino Community


On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D,  will announce an innovative new grant program intended to increase outreach to Latinos who are at high-risk for HIV infection.  The $600,000 in grants are being issued to six agencies serving Latino communities to hire outreach workers called Promotores to encourage high risk individuals to get tested for HIV.


The six agencies receiving $100,000 grants are: El Club del Barrio in Newark; Horizon Health in Jersey City; PROCEED in Elizabeth; the Hispanic Family Center in Camden; the Spanish Community Center in Atlantic City; and the City of Trenton.  Representatives from each agency have been invited to attend the press conference at El Club del Barrio.


When: 11:00 a.m., October 18, 2005


Where: El Club del Barrio, 76 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ


Contact: Nathan Rudy, DHSS Public Information Officer, 609-984-7160

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