HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Ryan White CARE Act and Collaborative Governance Re-Examined: The South Florida Experience

Document Type

Article

Date

2016

Publication Title

Public Organization Review

ISSN or ISBN

1566-7170

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

293

Last Page

314

Description

This research sequel employs collaborative governance framework with the aim to ascertain whether HIV/AIDS collaborative governance still works in Broward and Palm Beach Counties of South Florida within the context of efforts to provide care and treatment to target populations. The study uses interviews, observations, and document reviews to garner data from all relevant sources of the Councils and focuses on 2000–2006 and 2009–2013 time frames. The collected data was subjected to integration of themes and concepts based on category analysis. The analysis reveals representation and participation of target populations, service providers, non-elected community leaders and other relevant stakeholders in decision making enable collective problem solving. The research contributes to theory and praxis by highlighting collaborative governance presents public managers the viable option of serving as advocates of various interests in society.

DOI

10.1007/s11115-016-0342-6

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