HIV prevention community planning, implemented in January 1994, represented a major policy change in 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 65 health department recipients of CDC HIV prevention funding (under program announcement 300) were 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. Activities carried out under this study include technical and expert assistance through the pilot testing, by State and local health department grantees, of tools and a methodology for monitoring the implementation of their 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. This system is intended to provide a measurable overview of how community planning is impacting HIV prevention programs. the Contractor is requested to support the pilot test (1) by preparing the pilot test sites to field test the tools and methods; (2) by refining the methods, tools, and associated indicators, based on the experience of the pilot sites; (3) by participating in the analysis and interpretation of the collected data; (4) by documenting the changes made to the methods, tools, and associated indicators; and (5) by developing recommendations for broader implementation of the tools and methods.
AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
FEDERAL CONTACT: Robert D. Moran, 770-639-0952
PIC ID: 5518
PERFORMER: Macro International, Inc., Atlanta, GA