Collaborative Governance in Broward County with the Grantee as the Critical Variable

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A designated public servant in a local government bureaucracy who coordinates HIV/AIDS health services collaborative governance to enable various services to target populations

Collaborative governance

Engagement of cross-sector stakeholders to help make and/or implement decisions relative to addressing a complex public problem

Critical variable

A critical variable in this context implies an important factor in collaborative governance toward purposeful ends


The HIV/AIDS epidemic represents a public health crisis of unimaginable proportion in view of the extensive impact on various sectors of a country’s economy including people groups. The magnitude of impact cut across local, state, regional, national, and international domains which necessitated collaborative engagement of relevant stakeholders for care and treatment. The emergent collaborative governance model involving...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North Texas at DallasDallasUSA
  2. 2.Community Services DivisionBroward Sheriff’s OfficeFort LauderdaleUSA