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:
- Neighborhood meetings and HIV/AIDS support groups
- HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
- National HIV PrEP Summit
- International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence
- Rural health conferences:
- Community health meetings and conferences:
- Large-scale public health meetings and conferences:
- Topic-specific conferences:
- International Conference on Stigma
- Annual Transgender Health Conference
- Maine Harm Reduction Conference
- National Harm Reduction Conference
- Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
- Fact sheets, posters, and flyers
- Project/evaluation manuals so that other communities can replicate the program
- Communication plans
- Press conferences or releases to major newspapers and media outlets in specific counties at regular intervals
- Television and radio public service announcements for HIV screening and testing
- Local task force and consortium websites
- Media campaigns/toolkits
Resources to Learn More
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
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
Communications and Dissemination Resource Page
List of guides and resources on health communication and program dissemination that can be applied to HIV/AIDS specific programs. Includes key considerations, training materials, and the use of social media.
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Adolescent Health