CommentaryDeveloping Practical “Tips” for HIV/AIDS Service Delivery in Local JailsSchady, Felicia F. BA; Miller, Mary Ann MS, MPH; Klein, Susan J. MSAuthor Information Felicia F. Schady, BA, is Director, Criminal Justice Unit, Bureau of Community-Based Services, AIDS Institute, NYSDOH, Albany, New York. Mary Ann Miller, MS, MPH, is Program Manager within the Bureau of Community-Based Services, Division of HIV Prevention, AIDS Institute, NYSDOH, Albany, New York. Susan J. Klein, MS, is Deputy Director for Program Planning, Development and Evaluation, AIDS Institute, NYSDOH, Albany, New York. Corresponding author: Felicia F. Schady, BA, Bureau of Community-Based Services, AIDS Institute, NYSDOH, Corning Tower, Room 342, Albany, NY 12237 (e-mail: [email protected]). This work was supported by funds provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Prevention Cooperative Agreement U62/CCU223471-01-1 (Dr Guthrie S. Birkhead, Principal Investigator) to Health Research, Inc, and the NY State Department of Health. The authors thank Derryck S. Griffith, Kim-Monique Johnson, MSW, Walter Nieves, Emmanuel Oparah, and Kevin Roth of the NY State HIV Prevention Planning Group Criminal Justice Committee for their input and others who provided advice surrounding service delivery in jails. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: November 2005 - Volume 11 - Issue 6 - p 554-558 Buy AbstractIn Brief Numerous national, state, and local public health and correctional organizations and others recognize the important roles that community-based organizations and other agencies play in meeting the needs of persons incarcerated within local correctional facilities. Yet to date, there has been little, if any, guidance offered to community-based organizations about how best to approach local correctional facilities. This article discusses the process and outcomes of a collaborative process. Practical advice was drawn from the actual experiences of corrections staff, community-based organizations, and other agencies, including health departments, that are providing services in local correctional facilities. The product of this collaboration, a booklet entitled “How to Gain Access to County Jails for Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services: A Guide for Community-Based Organizations,” outlines strategies for success that can be used to facilitate service delivery to incarcerated individuals with multiple primary and preventive health needs. This article reports on the development of a guide for community-based organizations to facilitate service delivery to incarcerated individuals. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.