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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

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HIV and STD Web Links

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The Internet resources listed below are for information and resource purposes only. Listing these sites does not necessarily mean that the Department of State Health Services endorses a particular web site, treatment regimen, medication, health care provider, place of business, political or religious conviction, or moral philosophy. The views expressed are solely those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of State Health Services.

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General Resources

Other Topics

Links for DSHS HIV Contrators


HIV/AIDS Information

AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGIS) [AEGIS] - The largest HIV/AIDS web site in the world. Includes information on every aspect of HIV from prevention and treatment to research and legal information.

AIDS Research Institute at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) [UCSF] - Provides links to UCSF programs including clinical and research studies, virology programs, clinical trials, and others.

AIDSVu [aidsvu.org] - AIDSVu provides a high-resolution view of the geography of HIV in the United States, 30 years into the epidemic. It is an online tool that allows users to visually explore the HIV epidemic alongside critical resources such as HIV testing center locations and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention & Vaccine Trials Sites. Presented by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

American Social Health Association (ASHA) [ASHA] - The American Social Health Association's mission is to stop sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their harmful consequences to individuals, families, and communities. Produces information on HIV/AIDS and STDs including educational materials, newsletters, and other resources.

The Body [The Body] - Large on-line source for HIV/AIDS information. Includes Spanish content.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [CDC] - Send questions or comments on specific public health topics to CDC's individual centers, institute, and offices; download CDC publications, news releases, and research information; and access the home page of CDC's National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention.

CDC: HIV/AIDS Information [CDC] - This website offers a wide range of HIV/AIDS topics including: basic science, surveillance, prevention tools, training tools, basic statistics, brochures, fact sheets, slide sets, conference information, and much more. This site is frequently updated with new information and is an excellent resource for those involved in HIV/AIDS work.

CDC: National Prevention Intervention Network (NPIN) [CDC] - The CDC National Prevention Information Network's services are designed to facilitate the sharing of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB resources and information. NPIN provides information on disease prevention and focuses on the link between HIV, STDs, and TB. NPIN produces several videoteleconferences on HIV/STD/TB annually. NPIN also produces fact sheets that provide an overview of important issues related to disease prevention, including surveillance, targeted prevention efforts in at-risk communities, and CDC prevention strategies. Updates often accompany an important report or journal article and supply additional information about a topic.

HIV and Hepatitis [HIV and Hepatitis]- Online publication that provides practical, reliable information about treatment and experimental vaccine options for these chronic conditions.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): HIV/AIDS Resource Center [JAMA] - JAMA's HIV/AIDS Resource Center is an interactive collection of resources for physicians, other health professionals, and the public. Included are links to clinical updates, news, and information on a broad range of social and policy questions relating to HIV/AIDS.

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STD Information

American Social Health Association (ASHA) [ASHA] - The American Social Health Association's mission is to stop sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their harmful consequences to individuals, families, and communities. Produces information on HIV/AIDS and STDs including educational materials, newsletters, and other resources.

CDC: STD Fact Sheets [CDC] - Fact sheets and other information about STDs from the CDC.

STDPreventionOnline [STD Prevention Online]- STDPreventionOnline provides an interactive, virtual workspace that allows users to upload and download information relevant to their work. These resources can be shared with the public or within restricted groups. Groups can be initiated by any user and allow for the exchange of information between group members through text-, audio-, and video-based materials, news-feeds, blogs, podcasts, etc. The site also features news sections, job listings, and announcements of conferences, meetings, and other events.

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Hepatitis Information

American Liver Foundation (ALF) [ALF] - Includes downloadable brochures and information sheets on hepatitis and other liver diseases, order forms for ALF publications and videos, information on ALF services and recipients, and information for liver transplant candidates, recipients, and physicians.

CDC: Viral Hepatitis [CDC] - Information on hepatitis A, B, C, E and G; surveillance reports; MMWR recommendations on hepatitis; guidelines for screening blood/tissue donors; vaccination schedule.

Hepatitis B Foundation [HBF] - Volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating hep B through research, education, and outreach services. Website includes information, literature order form, drug watch, advice for carriers, and a nationwide directory of liver specialists.

Hepatitis Foundation International [HFI] - Provide education, training programs, and materials for the public, patients, health educators, and medical professionals. Also supports hepatitis research, provides a patient telephone support network, answers a toll-free hotline, maintains a database of hepatitis support groups, and hosts a web site.

HIV and Hepatitis [HIV and Hepatitis] - Online publication that provides practical, reliable information about treatment and experimental vaccine options for these chronic conditions.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) [IAC] - Comprehensive site with patient and physician information on hepatitis A and B. Includes downloadable brochures, Needle Tips newsletter, guidelines and fact sheets in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Farsi, Tagalog, Cambodian, Russian, Korean, Hmong and Laotian. Information on vaccination schedules, risk factors, universal precautions. The Coalition has over a dozen educational videos, some for providers and more for patients. Seven are in languages other than English.

Texas Liver Coalition [Texas Liver Coalition] - The Texas Liver Coalition was founded to provide public health information, prevention education and specialized services for those with liver disease in Texas and beyond.

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Tuberculosis (TB) Information

CDC: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination [CDC] - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination web site. Includes self-study modules, fact sheets, guidelines, and more.

Find TB Resources [CDC] - Find TB Resources connects you to a worldwide library of TB-related online resources, training, and educational materials.

Heartland National TB Center [HNTC] - One of five Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers in the United States funded by the CDC.

National Tuberculosis Center [UCSF] - The Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center creates, enhances, and disseminates resources and models of excellence to control and eliminate tuberculosis.

Texas Center for Infectious Disease - The Texas Center for Infectious Disease is a public health facility of the Texas Department of Health for the treatment of Tuberculosis.

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Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [CDC] - Send questions or comments on specific public health topics to CDC's individual centers, institutes, and offices; download CDC publications, news releases, and research information; and access the home page of CDC's National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention.

CDC: CDC En Español [CDC] - CDC En Español is not a translation of the English language web site but is tailored to Hispanic/Latino populations. It provides health related information to the Hispanic/Latino professional and to the Spanish speaking/oriented community in general.

CDC: HIV/AIDS Information [CDC] - This website offers a wide range of HIV/AIDS topics including: basic science, surveillance, prevention tools, training tools, basic statistics, brochures, fact sheets, slide sets, conference information, and much more. This site is frequently updated with new information and is an excellent resource for those involved in HIV/AIDS work.

CDC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Information [CDC] - Provides national leadership through research, policy development, and support of effective services to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV infection) and their complications such as enhanced HIV transmission, infertility, adverse outcomes of pregnancy, and reproductive tract cancer.

CDC: Division of Tuberculosis Elimination [CDC] - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination web site. Includes self-study modules, fact sheets, guidelines, and more.

CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) [CDC] - The MMWR weekly contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included are reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the public health community.

CDC: National Prevention Intervention Network (NPIN) [CDC] - The CDC National Prevention Information Network's services are designed to facilitate the sharing of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB resources and information. NPIN provides information on disease prevention and focuses on the link between HIV, STDs, and TB. NPIN produces several videoteleconferences on HIV/STD/TB annually. NPIN also produces fact sheets that provide an overview of important issues related to disease prevention, including surveillance, targeted prevention efforts in at-risk communities, and CDC prevention strategies. Updates often accompany an important report or journal article and supply additional information about a topic.

CDC: Prevention Guidelines Database (CDC WONDER) [CDC] - A comprehensive compendium of all of the official reports, guidelines, recommendations, and public health data published by the CDC for the prevention of diseases, injuries, and disabilities.

CDC: Public Health Training Network (PHTN) [CDC] - Distance learning opportunities sponsored by CDC and other PHTN partners, including satellite broadcasts, video streaming, audio conferences, and other meetings of interest.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Programs [HRSA] - The HIV/AIDS Bureau, one of four bureaus of the Health Resources and Services Administration, is the largest single source, next to the Medicaid and Medicare programs, of Federal funding for HIV/AIDS care for low-income, un- and underinsured individuals. The HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) e-mail features technical assistance and primary care updates for the CARE Act community. For subscription information for the HAB e-mail, contact the address above.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) [NIAID] - Explore research on AIDS, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases, allergic and immunologic diseases, asthma, transplantation, and more. Scientists of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases work to develop new and improved ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent infectious diseases and disorders of the immune system.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) [NIH] - The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S.

National Library of Medicine [NIH] - The world's largest medical library.

National Library of Medicine: MEDLINEPlus Health Information [NIH] - MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

State Health Facts [Kaiser] - A source for state health data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

White House Office of National AIDS Policy [White House] - Focuses on coordinating continuing domestic efforts to reduce the number of new infections in the U.S., in particular in segments of the population that are experiencing new or renewed increases in the rate of infection.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [HHS] - Learn about HHS and access links to all HHS agencies.

U.S. Department of Justice: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS [DOJ] - This document explains the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] - The home page of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes news, information on foods, human drugs, biologics, medical devices and radiological health, toxicology, and more.

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HIV/AIDS/STD Clinical and Treatment Resources

American Academy of HIV Medicine [AAHM] - An independent organization of AAHIVM HIV SpecialistsTM and others dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care. Through advocacy and education, the Academy is committed to supporting health care providers in HIV medicine and to ensuring better care for those living with AIDS and HIV disease.

AIDS Clinical Trials Group [ACTG] - The largest HIV clinical trials organization in the world, plays a major role in setting standards of care for HIV infection and opportunistic diseases related to HIV/AIDS in the United States and the developed world.

AIDSinfo [NIH] - AIDSinfo is a central resource for current information on federally and privately funded clinical trials for AIDS patients and others infected with HIV. As the main dissemination point for federally approved HIV treatment and prevention guidelines, AIDSinfo provides information about the current treatment regimens for HIV infection and AIDS-related illnesses, including the prevention of HIV transmission from occupational exposure and mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy.

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project [NATAP] - The National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project is dedicated to facilitating the effort for development of effective treatment for HIV by advocating on treatment and policy issues for people with HIV and AIDS with drug companies, government officials (including FDA), and other treatment and policy advocates.

Project Inform [Project Inform] - HIV treatment info organization providing a free nationwide treatment hotline as well as local and national educational meetings.

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston: AIDS Clinical Trials Unit [UTMB] - UTMB is home to an Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit.

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Education/Training Centers

American Red Cross: HIV/AIDS Education [ARC] - Offers a variety of educational materials on HIV/AIDS and STDs. The Red Cross, working in partnership with CDC, educates people on how to stop the transmission of HIV, encourages people to respond in informed ways to people who have HIV, and helps people apply the facts about HIV to their own behavior. These goals are accomplished through American Red Cross educational programs.

California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center [CA PTC] - Provides an e-learning curriculum that covers dozens of HIV and STD topics.

CDC: Public Health Training Network (PHTN) [CDC] - Distance learning opportunities sponsored by CDC and other PHTN partners, including satellite broadcasts, video streaming, audio conferences, and other meetings of interest.

CDC: National Prevention Intervention Network (NPIN) [CDC] - The CDC National Prevention Information Network's services are designed to facilitate the sharing of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB resources and information. NPIN provides information on disease prevention and focuses on the link between HIV, STDs, and TB. NPIN produces several videoteleconferences on HIV/STD/TB annually.

National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers [NNPTC] - The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers is a group of regional centers created to increase the knowledge and skills of health care professionals in the area of sexual and reproductive health.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas [UT Southwestern] - Provides training programs and videoteleconferences on HIV/AIDS and STDs.

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Educational Materials

Media/Materials Clearinghouse for HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB [Johns Hopkins] - The Media/Materials Clearinghouse (M/MC) at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs is an international resource for health professionals who seek samples of media/materials that promote reproductive health. The M/MC is the largest clearinghouse of its kind, actively collecting and disseminating many thousands of health communication materials in a great variety of media: audiotapes, films, flipcharts, novelty items, pamphlets, posters, teaching aids, and videotapes.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender

The Body: Health Concerns Among Gay Men [The Body] - An article about the health problems faced by gay men.

The Gay And Lesbian National Hotline [GLBT National Help Center] - The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay and lesbian community by offering free and totally anonymous information, referrals, and peer-counseling. The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline offers free and anonymous services by use of a toll-free telephone number. Callers will be able to speak directly to a trained volunteer who will be able to access a national database of referrals specific to the gay and lesbian community. Monday - Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 11am-4pm CST.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) [GLSEN] - GLSEN works to end bigotry and strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) [GMHC] - GMHC offers a hotline, counseling and workshop information, on the basics on AIDS, HIV testing, safer sex, caring for yourself and your friends, and useful facts and newsletters. Educational materials, booklets, brochures, videos, manuals, posters, buttons, newsletters, condoms, and more.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health [CDC] - LGBT health site from the CDC.

The Mautner Project for Lesbians With Cancer [Mautner Project] - Volunteer organization that provides direct services to lesbians with cancer, their partners, and caregivers; education and information to the lesbian community about cancer; education to the health care community about the special concerns of lesbians with cancer and their families; and advocacy on lesbian health issues in national and local arenas.

We Are Family [We Are Family] - We Are Family is a voice of informed straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and transgendered people.

Youth Resource [Advocates for Youth] - Site for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth.

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Hemophilia

National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) [NIH] - NHLBI provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. For health professionals and the public, the NHLBI conducts educational activities, including development and dissemination of materials in the above areas, with an emphasis on prevention.

National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) [NHF] - NHF promotes bleeding disorders clinical and scientific investigations.

World Federation of Hemophilia [WFH] - The World Federation of Hemophilia is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to introducing, improving, and maintaining care for persons with hemophilia and related disorders uses the medical and lay expertise of committed volunteers to help member organizations, healthcare providers, and governments to deliver quality care.

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Homelessness

The National Coalition for the Homeless [NCH] - The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance.

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty [NLCHP] - The mission of the NLCHP is to alleviate, ameliorate, and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

Texas Homeless Network (THN) [THN] - THN is a statewide non-profit membership organization that provides information services to direct service providers and individual members all across the state of Texas. THN promotes communication, develops awareness, and formulates strategies concerning statewide issues and problems that require solutions more comprehensive than local efforts can supply on their own. Their mission is to promote effective services to homeless people by providing information, resources, and technical assistance to homeless service providers throughout the state.

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Housing

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) [TDHCA] - The Department's services address a broad spectrum of housing and community development issues that include low interest mortgage financing, emergency food or shelter, rental subsidy, energy assistance, weatherization, economic development, and the provision of basic public infrastructure for small rural communities.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Office of HIV/AIDS Housing [HUD] - Ensures that each HUD program and initiative is responsive to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS.

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Kids/Teens

About Health [Family Health Productions] - Information about sexuality, HIV, peer pressure, and other health information.

Iwannaknow.org [ASHA] - Answers to questions about teen sexual health and STD prevention for kids from the American Social Health Association.

Sex, Etc. [Rutgers University] - An online sexuality and health newsletter written by teens for teens.

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Kids/Teens (for Parents/Professionals)

About Health [Family Health Productions] - Information about sexuality, HIV, peer pressure, and other health information.

Health Initiatives for Youth (HIFY) [HIFY] - HIFY is a unique partnership of youth and adults working together to increase access to, and the quality of, health care for young people. HIFY empowers youth to negotiate their own health care, trains health care professionals to provide sensitive and appropriate services and advocates on the local, state, and national level for improved systems of care. HIFY has played a key role in working to improve access to prevention, care, and treatment for adolescents living with and at risk of HIV infection.

Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF] - Resource for HIV/AIDS/STDs information including health policy information, media programs, reproductive health, sex education, adolescent sexual health, children's health, talking with kids, teens, and more. Receive Kaiser Family Foundation health policy news headlines, the Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report, Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, Kaiser Health Information Network Webcast notifications, and Kaiser Family Foundation publications. In addition, customized updates let you know when new information is posted to the site.

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Minority Resources

Latino Commission on AIDS [LCA] - A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and expanding AIDS prevention, research, treatment and other services in the Latino community through organizing, education, model program development, and training.

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) [NMAC] - Since 1987, the NMAC has been a premier national AIDS organization specifically developing its programs and services for community-based organizations serving people of color affected by HIV/AIDS. Dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS. Includes publications, treatment information, conference information, technical assistance, public policy, and more.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) [NNAAPC] - NNAAPC Prevention Services provides technical assistance and training to Native American organizations, agencies, and communities, and to those who serve Native America populations. Their technical assistance includes targeted, individualized technical assistance designed to help Native American communities develop successful HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases prevention programs that work for them. NNAAPC offers consultation on evaluation, needs assessment, program development, grantsmanship, and other capacity building activities. NNAAPC also provides technical assistance specifically to support the HIV Prevention Community Planning process.

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Women/Maternal/Child Health Resources

The Guide to Resources on Women and AIDS [Center for Women Policy Studies] - Feminist policy research and advocacy institution. Compiles a guide on AIDS and other HIV/AIDS educational materials.

Maternal and Child Health (DSHS) - The web site of the Department of State Health Services Maternal and Child Health Program.

Women, Children, and HIV [Women, Children and HIV] - A comprehensive, Internet-based library of practically applicable materials on mother and child HIV infection including preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), infant feeding, clinical care of women and children living with HIV infection, and the support of orphans from the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the University of California San Francisco's Center for HIV Information.

Women Alive [The Body] - A coalition of, by, and for women living with HIV/AIDS. Women Alive is the means we have created to help us connect with each other, bring others like us out of isolation, exchange information about HIV treatments, and take charge of our lives, our care, and our destiny.

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Technical Assistance

Target Center: Technical Assistance for the Ryan White Community [Target Center] - The Ryan White CARE Act Technical Assistance Resources, Guidance, Education, and Training (TARGET) Center is a multi-faceted technical assistance initiative established in response to the vision of the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration. The purpose of the TARGET Center is to serve as a readily accessible, up to date resource for HAB staff and HAB grantees.

HIV Prevention Evaluation

Evaluation Planning

CDC Framework for evaluation [CDC] (downloadable .pdf or html document) - A somewhat academic presentation of an overall framework for considering evaluation and program planning.

CDC/ATSDR framework for evaluating health communication programs [CDC] - Provides an overview of evaluation types and steps; targeted at risk- reduction programs, generally; materially is easily applied to HIV.

CDC Evaluation Working Group Resources [CDC] - A compendium of links related to constructing logic models (not HIV specific) from CDC's Evaluation Working Group.

Evaluating CDC-Funded Health Department HIV Prevention Programs [CDC] - CDC guidance for evaluating CDC-funded health department HIV prevention programs.

Process Evaluation

State Health Facts Online [Kaiser] - Includes new and cumulative AIDS cases, persons living with AIDS, AIDS deaths, Ryan White funding, and state AIDS policies, such as syringe access and HIV testing.

Sources of Data

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System [CDC] - Includes state-level data and core item content.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System [CDC] - Includes state-level data and core item content.

US Census Bureau Basic Facts [US Census] - Site that permits searches on specific information for block, city, county, & state levels.

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership [Urban Institute] - Provides local data for a variety of health, social, & economic indicators, for growing number of medium to large cities. Some datasets have capacities for simple analyses (e.g., cross-tabulations by sex, age, etc.).

Outcome Monitoring and Evaluation

Cost-Benefit/Cost-Effectiveness Research of Drug Abuse Prevention [NIDA] - NIDA website with links to downloadable .pdf documents that deal with fundamentals of cost-benefit & cost-effectiveness, as well as specific examples of cost-effectiveness evaluations with populations relevant to HIV prevention.

Geographic Information Systems

US Geological Survey [USGS] - Introductory tutorial on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the US Geological Survey.

Practicalities

Developing Consultation Contracts

Evaluation Contracts Checklist (PDF) [Western Michigan University] - Checklist for developing evaluation consultation contracts (not HIV-specific, but easily adapted) from Western Michigan University.

Key Evaluation Checklist (PDF) [Western Michigan University] - Checklist for writing up an evaluation (not HIV-specific, but easily adapted) from Western Michigan University.

Sampling, Methods, and Measurement

Sampling Guide [FANTA2] - Link to .pdf files that describe basic steps in sampling, including sample size calculation.

Statistics Glossary [Easton & McColl] - Glossary of sampling terms; relatively "plain English" definitions, along with concrete examples.

Data and Nature of Measurement [Mike Raulin] - PowerPoint slides from a course by Mike Raulin outline. Very good review of measurement concepts including scaling.

Controls to Reduce Threats to Validity [Mike Raulin] - This presentation is by Mike Raulin & reviews threats to reliability. Good review, but more technical than the Data and Nature of Measurement.

Hypothesis Testing, Validity, and Threats to Validity [Mike Raulin] - This presentation reviews hypothesis testing & threats to validity by Mike Raulin. It is similar in technical level to the reliability presentation and a good review of concepts.

Survey Basics

Survey Research [NC State University]- Overview of survey research: item selection, scaling, etc. The content varies from simple to relatively academic, but much of the material would be suitable as background for developing TA materials.

Sampling [NC State University] - Basic terminology & methods used in sampling, with an emphasis on survey applications.

Qualitative Methods

A Synthesis of Ethnographic Research [USC] - Basic, though somewhat academically-written overview of ethnographic methods and their practice.

Program Plannning and Assessment [University of Illinois] - University of Illinois Extension webpage with downloadable .pdf files covering key informant interviewing. Excellent and practical review of the basics in conducting key informant interviews, including a section on summarizing/writing up interviews, though weak on the analysis of interview data. Useful as a background and as a handout.

Focus Groups [University of Surrey UK] - Good, brief review of fundamentals for considering and conducting focus groups.

How to Read Scientific Papers

How to Read a Paper: Statistics for the Non-Statistician [BMJ] - "How to read a paper": reviews statistics and their applications. Good for the person who has some scientific training and may provide useful background materials for doing TA.

Evaluation Tipsheets [Penn State University] - Penn State University webpage that links to a variety of downloadable .pdf "tip sheets" on a variety of topics ranging from how to make a pie chart to sampling diverse audiences to asking about age. The sheets vary in length & quality. All include helpful reference citations.

Glossaries

Populations, Samples, and Bridges [UNC] - Reprint of an Annual Review of Public Health lit review on sampling and its implications for findings. Rather academic, but a useful background document for developing TA materials.

Program Development Resources

Replicating Effective Programs Plus [CDC] - "REP Plus": This link goes to CDC's REP project which is looking at replication/translation of interventions with demonstrated effectiveness. The individual REP projects are described in terms of contacts and core elements. The site reviews other CDC resources (with links to the compendium of effective programs [CDC]; characteristics of reputationally strong HIV prevention intervention programs [CDC], and a link to the BSSV program).

Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions and Evidence of Effectiveness [CDC] - CDC compendium of effective HIV prevention programs.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment [SAMHSA] - Principles for drug abuse treatment programs (includes attention to HIV/AIDS risk).

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Last updated October 31, 2014