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Cross-jurisdiction Collaboration among HIV Prevention Organizations

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Our objective was to identify HIV prevention services organization (HPO) perceived benefits and barriers to collaboration with other HPOs.


Leaders of 26 HPOs completed an interviewer-assisted survey.


HPOs (≥ 50%) agreed that the benefits of collaborations include service improvement, potential for funding, and efficiency. HPOs (≥ 50%) also agreed that lack of follow-up, staffing and resources inhibit collaboration. Cross-jurisdiction grant-writing efficacy correlated negatively with perceived barriers to cross-jurisdictional collaboration (r = -.642, < .01).


Having more perceived barriers was correlated with less collaborative grant-writing efficacy suggesting that HPO leaders’ perceptions of barriers may impede cross-jurisdictional collaborative efforts and should be a focus of technical assistance.
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Keywords: HIV; HIV prevention; agency collaboration; intersectoral collaboration

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Insight Policy Research, Arlington, VA, USA 2: University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD, USA

Publication date: July 1, 2018

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