Performance Improvement 1999. HIV/STD Prevention

02/01/1999

TITLE: Program Evaluation Technical Assistance Needs for HIV Prevention

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the information needed to develop an effective program evaluation technical assistance (TA) system for HIV prevention. This evaluation will be based on both qualitative and quantitative research approaches and will target health departments, community planning groups, community-based organizations providing HIV prevention services and the CDC staff.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Tracey Barrington

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-0953

PIC ID: 6715

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park, NC

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 4/30/99
 

TITLE: HIV Prevention Indicators

ABSTRACT: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with State and local health departments and others to develop, field test and implement a set of standard indicators for assessing trends in the levels of HIV infection and risk factors for HIV transmission in State or local health jurisdictions. The purpose of this project is to review published literature and other available information sources regarding a set of proposed indicators.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Deborah Rugg, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-0952

PIC ID: 6707

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Macro International, Inc. Atlanta, GA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 10/30/98
 

TITLE: PCP Guidelines in Underserved Communities

ABSTRACT: Little is known about the factors associated with failure to initiate and continue PCP prophylaxis, although there is some evidence that HIV-infected women and persons in underserved communities may be less likely to receive prophylaxis. The focus of this study is to identify risk factors for failure to initiate and/or comply with PCP prophylaxis, using a multi-center strategy.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Infectious Diseases

FEDERAL CONTACT: Vance Dietz, M.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 770-488-7771

PIC ID: 6704

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: University of Puerto Rico Medical Services San Juan, Puerto Rico

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/31/98
 

TITLE: Management and Operational Indicators of HIV Community Planning

ABSTRACT: HIV prevention community planning, implemented in January 1994, represented a major policy change in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements of health departments seeking financial assistance from CDC for HIV prevention. Prior to the change, the majority of federal funds available to the sixty-five health department recipients of CDC HIV prevention funding were intended for HIV counseling and testing services. Now, via the HIV prevention community planning process, recipients set their own priorities, which they document in a Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan. The system to be pilot tested is based on a set of management and operational indicators developed over the past year.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Health Statistics

FEDERAL CONTACT: Robert D. Moran

PHONE NUMBER: 770-639-0952

PIC ID: 5518

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Macro International, Inc. Atlanta, GA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 1/15/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of the HIV TA Network

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the information needed to develop an effective program evaluation technical assistance (TA) system for HIV prevention.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Tracey Barrington

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-0953

PIC ID: 6706

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Battelle Corporation Arlington, VA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 4/30/99
 

TITLE: Survey of Syphilis and HIV Treatment, Reporting

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to conduct a survey of a sample of physicians' diagnosis, treatment, reporting and partner management practices for syphilis and HIV infection. The study will determine when, under what conditions, for which diseases, how and for which patients, practitioners notify and/or treat the sexual partners of patients who are diagnosed with syphilis and HIV infection.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Janet St. Lawrence, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-8376

PIC ID: 7054

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Battelle Corporation Arlington, VA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 5/30/99
 

TITLE: STD Partner Notification Protocol

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to develop a research plan and protocol for a systematic evaluation of notification to sexual partners of individuals who are diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, N. gonorrhea, Chlamydia trachomatis, and human immunodeficiency virus infection).

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Janet St. Lawrence, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-8376

PIC ID: 6711

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Battelle Seattle, WA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 7/15/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of CDC's STD Treatment Guidelines

ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to evaluate the impact of STD treatment guidelines in public and private settings, to identify factors associated with compliance with guidelines, and assess the relationship between adherence to guidelines and associated health outcomes.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Ruth Irwin, M.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-8956

PIC ID: 7047

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: The HMO Group New Brunswick, NJ

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/1/99
 

TITLE: Evaluating Guidelines for Preventing Perinatal HIV

ABSTRACT: This project will develop, pilot and conduct a survey, and produce technical reports of survey data on health care providers' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding HIV counseling and testing. These data will augment ongoing research efforts to reduce barriers to implementation of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) guidelines for the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Janet Saul

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-6143

PIC ID: 6279

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Analytical Sciences, Inc. Durham, NC

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/99
 

TITLE: Community Indicators for Assessing HIV Prevention

ABSTRACT: Several research projects have been funded and conducted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to establish the efficacy of community-level interventions for HIV prevention. By taking the lead on this endeavor, the CDC will be able to provide constituents with the technical assistance needed to work effectively in this evolving priority area.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

FEDERAL CONTACT: Esther Sumartojo

PHONE NUMBER: 404-639-8300

PIC ID: 6278

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Macro International, Inc. Atlanta, GA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 7/1/00