1. VanDevanter, Nancy DrPH
  2. Hennessy, Michael PhD, MPH
  3. Howard, Joyce Moon DrPH
  4. Bleakley, Amy MPH
  5. Peake, Michele MA, EdM
  6. Millet, Sarah MPH
  7. Cohall, Alwyn MD
  8. Levine, Deborah ACSW
  9. Weisfuse, Isaac MD, MPH
  10. Fullilove, Robert EdD


Community interventions are rare in the field of sexually transmitted disease (STD) control and prevention. The goals of the Gonorrhea Community Action Project are to design and implement interventions for the reduction of gonorrhea in high-prevalence areas and to increase the appropriateness and effectiveness of STD care in the participating communities. Key to conducting the formative research and developing the interventions was the creation of a community-academic-health department collaborative partnership. Using a staged model, this article presents a case study of collaboration development in the community of Harlem, New York.