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Learning from the Community

What Community-Based Organizations Say About Factors that Affect HIV Prevention Programs

September 2000

Conclusion

This report provides a summary description of the context in which a group of CDC's directly-funded CBOs operated, from the perspective of the managerial and front line staff. The local communities and larger political arenas in which CBOs operate are dynamic environments, possessing factors which impact CBO programs. Understanding helping and hindering factors presents an opportunity to either harness them for greater program success or to allay their negative impact on both programs and people.

As the face of AIDS continues to change, CBOs and those who support the efforts of CBOs, must continue to be innovative, responding to the ever changing needs of those at risk for HIV while navigating complex political and policy environments. Furthermore, funders and policy makers, such as the CDC, must continue to learn from and partner with those on the front lines of HIV prevention to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic.





  
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