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Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016 Summer;10(2):241-9. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2016.0037.

"Because We All Trust and Care about Each Other": Exploring Tensions Translating a Theater-based HIV Prevention Intervention into a New Context.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A theater-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention intervention developed in urban California was piloted with a new partnership in North Carolina.

OBJECTIVES:

This work describes the experience of translating a complex program with an enhanced partnership approach, barriers and facilitators of implementation in the new setting, and the challenges and benefits of interdisciplinary, collaborative interventions.

METHODS:

We gathered perspectives of local stakeholders involved in program implementation through process evaluation interviews and focus groups with undergraduates, a college instructor, school district administrators, and high school teachers.

RESULTS:

Implementing the intervention in a new setting proved feasible and successful; however, misunderstandings arose among stakeholder groups regarding teaching priorities, philosophies, and values, and were a limiting factor in partnership functioning.

CONCLUSIONS:

Implementing a cross-disciplinary intervention in a new setting is best achieved through a local community-engaged process, with active involvement of relevant stakeholders. We suggest strategies to strengthen community partnerships cooperating in implementation of complex, context-tailored interventions.

PMID:
27346770
PMCID:
PMC4926643
DOI:
10.1353/cpr.2016.0037
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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