Differential challenges in coalition building among HIV prevention coalitions targeting specific youth populations.

TitleDifferential challenges in coalition building among HIV prevention coalitions targeting specific youth populations.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsRobles-Schrader GM, Harper GW, Purnell M, Monarrez V, Ellen JM
Corporate AuthorsAdolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
JournalJ Prev Interv Community
Volume40
Issue2
Pagination131-48
Date Published2012
ISSN1540-7330
KeywordsAdolescent, Capacity Building, Community Networks, Community-Based Participatory Research, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Qualitative Research
Abstract

<p>Coalitions provide the potential for merging the power, influence, and resources of fragmented individuals and institutions into one collective group that can more effectively focus its efforts on a specific community health issue. Connect to Protect® coalitions devote resources to address the HIV epidemic at a structural level. This study examines differential challenges in coalition processes that may hinder coalition building to achieve HIV prevention through structural change. Qualitative interviews conducted with community partners participating across 10 coalitions were analyzed to compare responses of those individuals working on HIV prevention coalitions targeting adolescent and young adult gay and bisexual men versus those targeting adolescent and young adult heterosexual women. Community partner responses revealed differences across several key areas including: (a) acceptability and goals in discussing sexual issues with adolescents, (b) goals of sexual health promotion activities, and (c) competition among collaborating agencies. Themes highlighted in this study can complement existing community intervention literature by helping community mobilizers, interventionists, and researchers understand how cultural norms affect youth-specific coalition work. </p>

DOI10.1080/10852352.2012.660124
Alternate JournalJ Prev Interv Community
PubMed ID24188354
PubMed Central IDPMC3818727
Grant ListU01 HD040584 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD042854 / 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
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040497 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040506 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040562 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01HD040499 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
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 HD040499 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States