A Tailored Approach to Launch Community Coalitions Focused on Achieving Structural Changes: Lessons Learned From a HIV Prevention Mobilization Study.

TitleA Tailored Approach to Launch Community Coalitions Focused on Achieving Structural Changes: Lessons Learned From a HIV Prevention Mobilization Study.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsChutuape KS, Willard N, Walker BC, Boyer CB, Ellen J
Corporate AuthorsAdolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIVAIDS Interventions
JournalJ Public Health Manag Pract
Volume21
Issue6
Pagination546-55
Date Published2015 Nov-Dec
ISSN1550-5022
KeywordsCohort Studies, Community Health Planning, Cooperative Behavior, Health Care Coalitions, HIV Infections, Humans, Leadership, Program Development, Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract

<p>Public health HIV prevention efforts have begun to focus on addressing social and structural factors contributing to HIV risk, such as unstable housing, unemployment, and access to health care. With a limited body of evidence-based structural interventions for HIV, communities tasked with developing structural changes need a defined process to clarify their purpose and goals. This article describes the adaptations made to a coalition development model with the purpose of improving the start-up phase for a second group of coalitions. Modifications focused on preparing coalitions to more efficiently apply structural change concepts to their strategic planning activities, create more objectives that met study goals, and enhance coalition procedures such as building distributed coalition leadership to better support the mobilization process. We report on primary modifications to the process, findings for the coalitions, and recommendations for public health practitioners who are seeking to start a similar coalition. </p>

DOI10.1097/PHH.0000000000000182
Alternate JournalJ Public Health Manag Pract
PubMed ID26785397
PubMed Central IDPMC4721266
Grant ListU01 HD 040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD 040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
UM1 AI069415 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040499 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040470 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD068030 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States