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

September 2000



This summary reflects the experiences of many CBOs who were working to develop, implement, and evaluate effective approaches to decreasing HIV transmission in their communities. We want to acknowledge the CBO staff members who shared their insights and described the dynamic context in which they worked to combat HIV/AIDS. Their dedication to this work continually inspired us.

We would also like to thank the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention project officers in the Prevention Programs Branch for their discussions that provided background information and profiles on the selected CBOs.

This document was prepared for the Program Evaluation Research Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by Conwal, Inc. Authors include John Sheridan, Dr. Sue Swanson, Janna Cordeiro, Jocelyn Patterson, Selby Stebbins, Carol Woodside, and Kelly Houchin.

CDC staff who contributed to this document included: Kelly Bartholow, Dr. Kata Chillag, and Robert Moran. Dr. Craig Thomas and Dr. Kieran Fogarty assisted with data collection efforts, and Brandi Collins and Laura Gamble of TRW, Inc. assisted with other project activities. We would also like to acknowledge Dr. Linda Wright-De Agüero and Dr. Huey-tsyh Chen for their guidance in the development of the qualitative project activities.

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