Hip hop and health project evaluation

Health Evaluation Australia

The project aimed to reduce the risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI) amongst African and Arabic-speaking young people by increasing their knowledge of these conditions and promoting preventative behaviours. It intended to achieve this aim through the provision of interactive workshops and outreach support.

Health education sessions were conducted by the HHHP male community worker and an MHSS female community worker. These sessions covered basic information about STI and BBV, how to practice safe sex, where to get tested and some information on treatment. Each session was followed by a performance by A.R.A.B. that included beat boxing and dancing.

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