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Capitalize on Community is a HIV Prevention project that represents a collaboration between
the Dept. of Sociology, School of Public Health, and the School of Social Welfare here at SUNY-Albany. In the community we've partnered with the Whitney M. Young Health Center, the Stratton VA Med Center, The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, the Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS, St. John's Community Development Corporation, Centro Civico (New York State’s leading Latino community development organization) and Clement & Associates (a black and female-owned healthcare consulting firm). Together, we are pulling together the community to improve HIV Prevention in the black community in Albany and the Latino community of Amsterdam.

We are going to hold community forums, conduct focus groups and face-to-face interviews to find out why there is a disconnect between the faith-based community, healthcare providers and victims of HIV/AIDS. Ultimately, we will provide leadership in the development of programs and policies to enhance efforts to prevent the spread of this dreaded disease.

Students Volunteers will play a major role in helping us to get the word out, recruit other volunteers, as well as conducting our research. Also, students will benefit by earning 3 credits. We hope to involve students at other area schools as well.

This is a very important project and an excellent opportunity for students. I welcome your participation.

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Capitalize on Community News

Spring 2008 Syllabi Available
Students currently enrolled in Capitalize on Community can now download their syllabus from our site. Click the Syllabi link located in the menu for your specific syllabus. Check back as we add more classroom related features to the website.

Spring 2006 Diversity Training
Check out pictures from the Spring 2006 Diversity Training. More image galleries will be added soon.

Welcome to the New CoC Website
Our new website will bring you all the latest news and information regarding CoC. Along with this we have many new features and content for you to check out. Continue visiting as the site will be updated frequently. All pages will be online by this week.

Capitalize on Community Video
The video is now available for online viewing and download. See what members of CoC did during the Fall 05 semester.

  Latest Updates

1/25/09 - The Spring 2009 Syllabi have been added to the website

1/24/07 - The community partners page has been updated. You can now find contact information for all CoC Partners.

1/22/07 - CoC site will be updated soon, including new syllabi, pictures, and the CoC commercial.

1/22/07 - Please send any pictures or comments that you would like to add to the site to dr712793@albany.edu