Structural interventions

We describe as structural any intervention targeted at the people with an influence over the lives of gay men, bisexual men and other MSM, rather than directly at the men themselves. Targets for structural interventions include organisations and their staff; policy makers and other key decision-makers; service commissioners;and researchers and research funders.

Community developmentCommunity development is about commitment to equality through the establishment of sustainable networks of social, physical and emotional support.

Making it Count includes a description of community development interventions and has 14 overarching community development aims for the CHAPS partnership.

Organisational developmentOrganisational development and workforce development are sometimes collectively known as sector development and include all interventions addressing the needs of organisations and their workforce.

Making it Count includes a description of sector development interventions and has 20 overarching organisational (service) development aims for the CHAPS partnership.

Influencing policyInfluencing policy can occur at a local, regional or a national level. This framework advocates the approach that if you feel something would be better if it were changed, you need to commit to being a positive force to ensure that change occurs.

Making it Count includes a description of policy development interventions and has 18 overarching policy aims for the CHAPS partnership.

Page last updated: 9 January 2012