The rationale of interorganizational linkages to connect multiple sites of expertise, knowledge production, and know ledge transfer: An example from HIV/AIDS services for the inner City

David A. Rier, Debbie Indyk

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Abstract

This paper presents the rationale for a long-running project in which various community-based and tertiary-based providers are being linked to each other in order to understand, reach, and engage high-risk, hard-to-reach inner-city residents for prevention, treatment, and management ofHIV/AIDS. Not simply a program to link disparate actors, the work has developed into a more fundamental approach through which to build and maintain the infrastructure required to generate and sustain knowledge development and integration within and between systems. This work is grounded in the recognition that each type of provider, as well as patients and clients themselves, has a particular type of expertise. All forms of expertise are necessary to fight HIV/AIDS. Different forms of expertise are necessary to diagnose, treat, prevent, and cure HIV I AIDS and its sequelae. This work suggests revisions in traditional approaches to expertise and to the content and geometry of dissemination networks, and ultimately challenges the very concepts of dissemination and the lay/scientific boundary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Geometry of Care
Subtitle of host publicationLinking Resources, Research, and Community to Reduce Degrees of Separation Between HIV Treatment and Prevention
Pages9-28
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781317954606
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Dissemination
  • Networks
  • Organizations
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Sociology of science

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences

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