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Since its founding in 1990, CCfH has produced and disseminated affordable communications that promote healthier communities in several media. Most of these educational programs have and continue to receive significant state and federal funding from a variety of sources. Among the key projects launched to date are:
Design and dissemination of a wide variety of culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS posters promoting compassion, understanding, prevention, and personal responsibility in the fight against this deadly disease.

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A six-part poster and transit (bus shelter) campaign titled ‘Addiction in the Family’ was designed with the active participation of prison inmates who wanted to give something positive back to their communities. This 1996 Design Arts project was partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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Part of CCfH’s outreach to faith communities, this poster features a stone statue of the Archangel Gabriel with a cross listing the names of 109 AIDS victims. The image symbolizes the work of a Catholic AIDS support program begun by parishioners at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in 1991. Each year they hung an angel with the name of a patient living with HIV/AIDS at Tabor House Shelter or Mercy House Retreat in Hartford, CT on their Christmas tree. These adopted ‘angels’ then become the focus of the prayers, family support, and good deeds of the parishioners. The program helped over 109 persons that died of AIDS and their families between 1991-2000.

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Creative direction of a statewide mural program using the conceptual and artistic talents of young urban students to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Full color billboards are displayed in 45 statewide sites along with the production of posters and print materials featuring the mural artwork. These materials are disseminated to communities of color and correctional programs across the state.

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A three-part series of anti-violence murals entitled ‘Choices-Consequences’ was designed and painted by teenage artists some members of street gangs under the supervision of CCfH. These images were displayed on 50 community-based billboards in CT cities. They were also produced as full color posters and are disseminated to youthful offender programs and schools across America.

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