HPTN 096 was developed and built upon a community-centered approach. The study team recognized, through community forums and community input, the need for a multilevel, comprehensive community engagement strategy.
A stakeholder mapping exercise was executed to determine appropriate stakeholders at each level of engagement, and how much engagement, communication or consideration would be needed. This process allowed better prioritization of stakeholders and for focused efforts at each individual level of engagement in the most impactful way.
Levels of Engagement
1. General Awareness
2. Community Liaisons
3. Study-Specific Community Engagement