ERIC Number: ED413394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Evaluation Report.
Amaro, Hortensia; Barker, Marybeth; Cassisy, Theresa; Hardy-Fanta, Carol; Hereen, Tim; Levenson, Suzette; McCloskey, Lois; Melendez, Michael
This report addresses the four research objectives that were established by the Massachusetts Primary Prevention Group (MPPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's HIV/AIDS Bureau. The objectives were to: (1) review and summarize literature that formally evaluated HIV prevention interventions; (2) describe how currently funded HIV/AIDS prevention programs use theoretical models to guide their work; (3) assist the MPPG in developing a clearly articulated set of priorities and plans for future program evaluation work; and (4) review the existing data systems used by Massachusetts to manage prevention contracts and to identify ways in which the system can be improved. There have been relatively few evaluations of HIV/AIDS prevention projects, but the existing literature suggests that effective prevention efforts represent a combination of theoretical models. A survey of 20 Massachusetts prevention programs found rather informal theoretical models guiding programs. Ways to help program planners articulate guiding frameworks more clearly are suggested to enhance future evaluation activities. A review of current data systems revealed no system for collecting data on day-to-day activities in education and prevention. It is recommended that a data form and procedures be developed so that programs can collect useful data efficiently. Appendixes discuss theoretical models for programs, describe the state's programs in chart form, present evaluation forms and a data collection form, summarize an evaluation training component, and present a bibliography. (Contains 103 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Boston, MA. School of Public Health.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts