AIDS Vancouver and has been operating the Asian Community Outreach program over the past year. This is the only HIV and Harm Reduction program providing direct services to the Asian Community in the Lower Mainland. Yet the BC Centre for Disease Control 2009 Annual Report notes that Asians and South Asians account for the third largest group who are being newly diagnosed with HIV in British Columbia following Caucasians and First Nations people. There is a serious lack of services to the Asian community which is clearly an “at risk” community for HIV infections.
AIDS Vancouver strongly believes in the need to provide services in an outreach capacity to higher risk people and specific ethnic communities, in particular the Asian communities, here in the Lower Mainland. This is of particular concern following the closure of a key AIDS Service Organization (ASO), targeted to this population.
We are seeking a consultant to undertake a short term project to:
a) Develop and conduct an environmental scan of HIV education and prevention services to the Asian community in the lower mainland
b) Identify gaps and opportunities for volunteer services to provide prevention education workshops to at risk populations within the Asian community within the Lower Mainland.
c) Provide recommendations around gaps and opportunities to expand prevention and education services to at risk populations within the Asian community.
Term of Service: To March 31, 2012
Interested consultants are invited to submit a proposal outlining: your proposed methodology and approach; project steps, deliverables and timelines; relevant qualifications of your team; and budget expectations. The maximum budget for the full scope of this project is $10,000.
Deadline for proposals is 5:00pm on Friday, February 10, 2012. Proposals may be submitted by email to: [email protected]. Please include “Asian Outreach Project” in the subject line.