Title

Delivering care to rural HIV/AIDS patients

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1997

Department

Community Health Sciences

Abstract

With HIV/AIDS on the rise in rural area, health care providers must find ways of delivering care with little or no increase in resource support. This paper examines the evolution of a rural HIV/AIDS alliance using a life cycle model to identify each stage of the alliance development and the specific issues associated with each stage. The data were collected through structured interviews and by review of background materials, including budgets, grant proposals, and program reports. The findings identify alliance strategies that can be used in other rural communities facing the challenge of serving and increasing number of HIV/AIDS patients with limited resources. Different from models, this rural HIV/AIDS alliance emerged from local government and community support into an independent, nonprofit organization operating through a network of interorganizational relationships.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

226

Last Page

236