Effective prevention planning can have a considerable impact on the state of HIV transmission within the community. Follow these five steps to effectively implement a HIV prevention program that is based on sound scientific evidence, reflects the needs of your community, and promotes capacity development:
- Community Planning - Summary information regarding the work of the California HIV Planning Group as well as each of the 61 local implementation groups. This will include illuminating which phase of community planning they are engaged at, e.g. creating/updating the epidemiologic profile; community services assessment; prioritizing populations; selecting interventions for populations; writing/updating comprehensive plan.
- Local Profile -Tools for assessing capacity, links to data, e.g. HIV/AIDS data from national, state and counties; sexually transmitted disease data; census data especially around people of color and poverty. Links to California AIDS Clearinghouse for local descriptions of services, link to community planning for prioritized populations.
- Selecting Interventions - Selection tool to search for interventions based on target populations, behavior, or other cofactors and link them to specific effective/promising interventions that can be implemented.
- Evaluation - Tools to assist in developing and implementing evaluation, links to resources to assist in evaluation.
- Training - Promotion of training opportunities, links to training and technical assistance providers.