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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Black Elected Officials on HIV/AIDS


This chartpack highlights results from a survey of the perceptions and attitudes of 550 Black elected officials (BEOs) on HIV/AIDS issues. The survey, a collaborative effort of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Kaiser Family Foundation, interviewed elected officials from 12 states and jurisdictions that have been hard hit by the HIV epidemic. The officials were selected randomly by type of office (federal, state, county, municipal, school board, judiciary). The survey included questions on perceptions of the impact of the HIV epidemic, the adequacy of efforts to address it, and their views on proposed policy options for combating the spread of HIV/AIDS. Findings from the survey were highlighted in a supplement to the journal Minority Health Today.