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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 TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsChutuape, KS, Willard, N, Walker, BC, Boyer, CB, Ellen, J
JournalJ Public Health Manag Pract
Volume21
Pagination546-55
Date PublishedNov-Dec
ISBN Number1078-4659
Accession Number26785397
Keywordsadolescents, coalition building, community mobilization, HIV prevention, structural change
Abstract

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.

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