A research-based tool for identifying and strengthening culturally competent and evaluation-ready HIV/AIDS prevention programs
P. Vinh-Thomas, M.M. Bunch, J.J. Card
This article surveys the various ways that the concept of cultural competence has been studied, extends the concept to the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, and presents a simple-to-use instrument that operationalizes the concept for use with HIV/AIDS prevention programs. The article also explores the idea of evaluation readiness among HIV/AIDS prevention programs in the hope of eventually enlarging the pool of minority-focused HIV/AIDS programs demonstrated as effective.