A tailored approach to launch community coalitions focused on achieving structural changes: Lessons learned from a HIV prevention mobilization study

Kate S. Chutuape, Nancy Willard, Bendu C. Walker, Cherrie B. Boyer, Jonathan Ellen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-555
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • adolescents
  • coalition building
  • community mobilization
  • structural change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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