HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Unleashing Peoples Power: Collaborative Goverence and Ryan White CARE ACT: The Experience of Two Councils in South Florida

Document Type

Article

Date

10-1-2012

Publication Title

Global Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

23

Description

This study employs collaborative governance concept to explicate efforts of HIV Health Services Planning Councils in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The purpose is to accentuate how collaborative governance works in meeting needs of people with AIDS (PWAs) as part of the implementation of the Ryan White CARE Act. The study uses survey method in collecting data from various relevant sources. The analysis consists of descriptive statistics; factor analysis, and independent samples t test. The results reveal more similarities than differences in collaborative governance towards addressing the HIV/AIDS problem. The Councils are similar in the examined dimensions of deliberativeness, consensus, and collaborativeness of collaborative governance with exception to making decision by consensus. The study suggests representation and participation of relevant stakeholders including HIV infected at the Councils enhance making judicious allocation priorities to meet PWAs’ needs.

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