Acción Mutua

Accion Mutua LogoThe Acción Mutua Collaboration worked to enhance the programmatic capacity of community-based organizations and health departments directly and indirectly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement Diffusion of Evidence-Based Interventions and other HIV prevention services for Latinos and other communities of color at risk for, or living with, HIV/AIDS in the western United States.

Acción Mutua services included:

(1) Individual-level consultation

  • Intervention adaptation (culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate)
  • Program evaluation (Process Evaluation & Outcome Monitoring)
  • Participant recruitment and retention
  • Educational materials development
  • Formative research skills building (key informant interviews, focus groups, in-depth interviews, surveys, ethnography, community mapping)
  • Community and program needs assessments and evaluation results for greatest impact with board members, funders, local government, and academia


(2) Group Training Workshops

  • Community and Program Needs Assessments (Formative Research)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Group Facilitation
  • Excel, SPSS, and ACCESS database design and management
  • Program Evaluation (Process Evaluation & Outcome Monitoring)
  • Participant Recruitment and Retention
  • Focus Groups Planning, Implementation, and Analysis
  • Culturally Responsive and Competent HIV Prevention


(3) Resource Center

Web-based seminars and educational broadsheets on particular populations at high risk for HIV transmission:

  • Latino gay men
  • Latino gay men who use methamphetamine
  • Latinas
  • Latina transgender women


Skills-based technical bulletins:

  • Program Evaluation
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Recruitment & Retention


Assistance was always tailored and could also include:

  • Literature reviews for use in grants and reports
  • Evaluation instruments (actual documents and aids to implementation including technology such as computer assisted self-interviews and web-based data collection)
  • Guidance toward unconventional dissemination of findings
  • Coaching sessions tied to the HIV Prevention for Latino Communities: Self-Reflective Capacity Assessment


HIV Prevention for Latino Communities: Self-Reflective Capacity Assessment

The main purpose of this web-based assessment was to assist agencies to engage in a self- reflective exercise about their HIV prevention program and to assess their own capacity to deliver prevention services to Latino communities. Results from this survey are also useful in informing and directing future initiative activities.


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