The relationship between the American Red Cross HIV/AIDS educational program's service delivery and the use of community organization
Success of community organization in health education is well documented. No study to date had been undertaken to explore use of community organization and the American Red Cross's unique HIV/AIDS educational programs. This pilot study utilized a convenience sample of 28 Texas Red Cross units to examine the relationship between the use of community organization and its effect on the service delivery of Red Cross HIV/AIDS education in Texas. Unit's representatives were surveyed by a questionnaire developed for this study. Service delivery success was accessed through annual reports made by each unit to the American Red Cross regarding enrollee count in HIV/AIDS educational classes. Enrollment was compared to the unit's population, resulting in a performance ranking. Three performance rankings were examined in relationship to use of core elements of community organization. A description of the results compared patterns in the success of program delivery to the use of community organization.