Performance Improvement 2001. The Development of Community Indicators for Assessing HIV Prevention Activities


This study was conducted by Macro International for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess the cumulative effects of HIV prevention efforts within a given jurisdiction. Within each of the 65 jurisdictions that CDC supports for HIV prevention, there is an array of interventions for each target population that, when combined, are expected to result in changes in the determinants of HIV risk behaviors and HIV transmission. These HIV Prevention Indicators (HPI) are designed to monitor the key biological, behavioral, socio-political, and service-related "vital signs" of the four primary HIV sub- epidemics and prevention activities at this level. The main intended audience for these indicators is public health officials and HIV prevention community planning groups at the state and local levels. In addition, CDC must also be able to describe and assess the national status of HIV prevention to help guide national policies and programs. Meeting the needs of both these audiences requires a standard set of core indicators that can be addressed with data uniformly available across the country. Thus, the indicators found in this document are limited to those for which data are currently available for at least half of CDC's HIV prevention grantees.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Deborah Rugg, 404-639-0952

PIC ID: 6707

PERFORMER: Macro International, Inc., Atlanta, GA