Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Shared Community-Academic HIV Prevention Intervention

AUTHORS

Gousse Y, McFarlane D, Fraser M, Joseph M, Alli B, Council-George M, Fraser H, Romeo D, Urraca N, Wellington P, Stewart M, Browne RC, Salifu MO, Vavagiakis P, Wilson TE.

Abstract

Background:

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is used to guide the design and evaluation of programs aimed at addressing complex health issues. Effective administrative management of CBPR projects is essential to ensuring the success and fidelity of these programs.

Objective:

We identify an administrative framework to support the implementation and management of a community-academic CBPR initiative.

Methods:

The Barbershop Talk with Brothers (BTWB) project was a cluster randomized CBPR intervention designed to reduce HIV among high-risk heterosexual men. Eight-hundred and sixty men, representing 51 barbershops, participated in the project.

Results:

The 3Ps framework is defined by: 1) Partnership, 2) Product, and 3) Process. We describe the implementation of the 3Ps through applied examples including partnership management strategies, planning of shared resources, and flexible budgeting that can support the unique infrastructure of a shared community-academic project.

Conclusion:

The 3Ps are a translatable framework for comparable shared community-academic research projects to adopt.

Keywords

Community Based Participatory Research, community engagement, community partnership, project management

Citation

Gousse Y, McFarlane D, Fraser M, Joseph M, Alli B, Council-George M, Fraser H, Romeo D, Urraca N, Wellington P, Stewart M, Browne RC, Salifu MO, Vavagiakis P, Wilson TE. Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Shared Community-Academic HIV Prevention Intervention. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2018;12(4):451-461. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2018.0070. PubMed PMID: 30739899; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6373485.

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