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J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Dec;82 Suppl 3:S305-S313. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002221.

Implementation of HIV Interventions Into Faith-Based Organizations: Models and Methodological Considerations.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at reducing and treating HIV can have a wider spread if funneled through faith-based organizations. However, there is a paucity of frameworks or process models aimed at providing the best practices to implement HIV interventions into faith-based community organizations.

SETTING:

Implementation framework and process model for African American faith settings.

RESULTS:

Presented here is a systems multilevel implementation framework and implementation process model for integrating HIV interventions into faith-based organizations. We conclude with presentation of key methodological considerations and recommendations and discuss strategies for moving implementation science forward in faith-based organizations.

CONCLUSION:

Because of their key role in the African American community, faith-based settings must be engaged in implementing evidence-based HIV interventions. Through use of a multilevel systems framework and process model, the methods and approaches of implementation science can be leveraged to encourage the spread of HIV interventions in the African American community.

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