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What is HIV Prevention Community Planning?
HIV prevention community planning is a collaborative process. Nebraska Health & Human Services System works in partnership with community planning groups to design local prevention plans. These plans best represent the needs of the various communities at risk for, or infected with, HIV.
Goals of Community Planning:
- Reduce HIV transmission
- Improve the effectiveness of HIV prevention programs through:
(1) participation by individuals infected with and affected by HIV, and
(2) application of sound scientific methods that will halt the spread of HIV.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
began the HIV prevention community planning process in 1994. This was done in response to the increasing numbers of HIV infections nationally. Money had been awarded to states for a number of years to implement prevention efforts. However, the focus had primarily been limited to information dissemination, provision of risk reduction, and HIV testing services. The types of prevention used were determined at the state level and by each state individually.
This process was begun to improve the effectiveness of state, local and territorial health departments' HIV prevention programs. The goal is to strengthen the scientific basis, community relevance, and population - or risk-based - focus of prevention interventions. This community-based and participatory action helps public health
programs to clearly identify the risk characteristics of those persons who are most at risk for HIV infection or who are currently infected and pose a threat to others through transmission and to determine the type of prevention activities to implement.
The Nebraska HIV Care & Prevention Consortium (NHCPC) was established as of March 1, 2000, to meet the federal requirements of the cooperative agreements awarded to Nebraska by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Develop a comprehensive HIV CARE and Prevention Plan for the State of Nebraska. The plan will identify specific strategies and interventions that are responsive to validated needs within defined target populations.
NEW 2013 Edition
Statements of Purpose
- Assess impact of HIV prevention and care issues in defined populations.
- Identify & prioritize high-risk populations based on epidemiological information.
- Assess HIV care & prevention needs & prevention services, including gaps and barriers within defined populations.
- Identify, prioritize and recommend care & support services including standards of practice.
- Identify and recommend strategies & interventions to prevent new infections.
- Develop a comprehensive plan consistent with priority needs.
- Review and endorse Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need. Review Prevention Application to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and give concurrence or non-concurrence.
Next Meeting - October 23, 2014
Staybridge Suites in Lincoln
The State staff have carefully reviewed all of the information that was gathered at the January and April meetings and have put together a structural operating model for the NHCPC. Sandy presented this model at the July meeting for feedback and (hopefully) approval. You have all put in a lot of work so far and I’m excited about this model. I think it does a wonderful job of incorporating the “needs and wants” you identified and the requirements from CDC in a way that we can actually implement in real life! Wow, no easy task!!!
This continues to be a crucial time for our group… we need everyone’s input, so please plan to attend. For now, please take the following steps:
1. RSVP regarding your attendance at the meeting
2. Let me know if you need a sleeping room, including your arrival and departure dates
Nancy Jo Hansen
- Substance Use
- At Large
- HIV/STD Prevention
- City/County/District Health Dept
- At Large
- MSM-Person of Color
- HIV Impacted
- Group Representation Definitions
Nebraska HIV Care and Prevention Consortia (NHCPC)
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Nancy Jo Hansen
Christopher M. Fisher, PhD
- Develop a comprehensive HIV prevention plan for the area through a participatory process.
- Ensure CPG (community planning group) reflects the diversity of the epidemic in the area and that expertise in epidemiology, behavioral science, health planning & evaluation are included in the process.
- Ensure priority HIV prevention needs are determined based on epidemiologic profile & a needs assessment.
- Ensure interventions are prioritized based on explicit consideration of priority needs, outcome & cost effectiveness, social and behavioral theory, and community norms and values.
- Foster strong, logical linkages between the community planning process, plans, application for funding and HIV prevention resources.