Perspectives of community partners and researchers about factors impacting coalition functioning over time.

TitlePerspectives of community partners and researchers about factors impacting coalition functioning over time.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDoll M, Harper GW, Robles-Schrader GM, Johnson J, Bangi AK, Velagaleti S
Corporate AuthorsAdolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
JournalJ Prev Interv Community
Volume40
Issue2
Pagination87-102
Date Published2012
ISSN1540-7330
KeywordsCommunity-Based Participatory Research, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, HIV Infections, Humans, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Surveys and Questionnaires, United States
Abstract

<p>This study explored organizational and contextual factors impacting coalition functioning across 15 community-researcher coalitions that were formed to lower rates of HIV among youth. Mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) longitudinal data were collected from both community partners and researchers across three time points, and were analyzed to assess factors associated with initial coalition development and functioning. Specific facilitators of coalition functioning over time included developing group trust and cohesion, creating diverse coalition membership, developing a shared vision, and ensuring clarity of coalition purpose and goals. Specific barriers to coalition functioning over time included experiencing a lack of clarity over member roles and responsibilities, balancing power/resource dynamics between researchers and community partners, balancing coalition building and coalition pace, and experiencing HIV/AIDS-related stigma. Recommendations are offered for how to develop and sustain successful community-researcher coalitions over time in order to address relevant social issues. </p>

DOI10.1080/10852352.2012.660120
Alternate JournalJ Prev Interv Community
PubMed ID24188351
PubMed Central IDPMC3818728
Grant ListU01 HD040584 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040476 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040463 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
T32 MH019105 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040497 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
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U01 HD040505 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040515 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040481 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040494 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040499 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040470 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States