Once the dissemination objective and the audience are identified, there are a variety of ways to share the
content. Common methods of dissemination include:
Meetings and conferences
HIV/AIDS meetings and conferences:
Rural health conferences:
Community health meetings and conferences:
Large-scale public health meetings and conferences:
Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
Fact sheets, posters, and flyers
Project/evaluation manuals so that other communities can replicate the program
Press conferences or releases to major newspapers and media outlets in specific counties at regular
Television and radio public service announcements for HIV screening and testing
Local task force and consortium websites
Resources to Learn More
Let's Stop HIV Together
Resource library from the CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together campaign for different priority populations and the
general public, including materials for partner organizations and other audiences that address HIV testing,
prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sure Research Is Used: Community-Generated Recommendations for Disseminating Research
Outlines important considerations for disseminating HIV/AIDS specific research, and also describes the
dissemination process developed by the Community Advisory Board.
Author(s): Fernández-Peña, J., Moore, L., Goldstein, E., et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 2(2), 171-176
the Challenges of HIV/AIDS
Information Dissemination: Report of the One-day HIV/AIDS Information Summit
A report summarizing the findings from a summit held on HIV/AIDS dissemination topics. A number of
recommendations of best practices were introduced, along with other ideas that show promising results for
enhancing HIV/AIDS information dissemination.
Author(s): Carr, A.
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 92(2), 273-275
of Rural Health Research: A Toolkit
Guide detailing the dissemination process of rural health research to relevant outlets. Includes general
guidelines and samples of policy briefs, fact sheets, and other formats.
Author(s): Schroeder, S. & Bauman, S.
Organization(s): Rural Health Research Gateway