Golden Rule Services (GRS) was founded in January 2000 by Clarmundo Sullivan in response to a gap in local culturally competent services provided to People of Color communities in Sacramento County, and to resolve disproportionate health, education, employment and criminal justice disparities experienced within those communities. GRS's initial programmatic focus was criminal justice disparities. GRS successfully secured contracts with Sacramento Youth Peer Court, Sacramento County Probation, and Sacramento City Unified School District to provide life skills classes, anger management classes, mentoring and counseling services to high risk youth. In August 2000, the Board of Directors of GRS expanded the agency's programmatic focus to health disparities by piloting a MSM HIV education and prevention project. Since then GRS has evolved from a small HIV prevention pilot to one of the most respected, successful and award-winning HIV prevention service providers in Sacramento County. GRS now provides a variety of free HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C education and prevention services. Golden Rule Services is celebrating its 20-year anniversary of providing a variety of free award-winning, high impact HIV/AIDS education and prevention services in Sacramento County.
Attainment of optimum health, educational and employment of all People of Color communities.
"Treat others that way you want to be treated, but even BETTER."
Our programs are developed with evidenced-based and "best practice" research. In compliance with national guidelines, we use epidemiology, program evaluation, behavioral science theories, and methodologies in the development of our programs. We are ensure that all of our programs are developed to address the social determinants of health of our clients. Lastly, also incorporate good old fashion tender loving care which our clients have come to love and appreciate.
In accordance to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National AIDS Strategy and High- Impact Prevention approach, the specific program's purpose is to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, reduce HIV-related health disparities, and to implement cost-effective interventions in the geographic areas hardest hit by HIV and among the most severely infected and affected local target audiences.