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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Federal agencies have many programs and guidelines in place to assist local communities in building their own HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment programs and policies:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Community Demonstration Projects: A Successful Community- Level Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk
Showcases a peer-outreach model that successfully motivated some vulnerable populations to adopt sex and drug-taking practices that reduced their risks for HIV. The site is targeted to community planning groups, program planners in state/local health departments, and community-based organizations and other service providers.

Partner Services
Prevention resources for the partners of individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV. This site is targeted to CDC’s HIV/STD partners and grantees who provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their partners. Information includes recommendations, funding opportunities, statistics, program support, educational materials, training, helpful links, and CDC updates and news feeds.

HIV, Hepatitis, STD and TB Partners
Studies have shown that partner services are cost-effective and cost saving. The benefits extend to individuals living with HIV or other STDs, their partners, and the larger community. At the state and local level, implementing these recommendations will help increase program collaboration and service integration and decrease costs.

2003-2008 HIV Prevention Community Planning Guidance
Offers a blueprint for HIV-prevention planning and provides flexible direction to CDC grantees on designing and implementing a participatory planning process.

HIV Prevention Community Planning: An Orientation Guide
A companion to the CDC’s 2003-2008 HIV Prevention Community Planning Guidance (above). Offers individual users information about HIV-prevention community planning in simple language.

Facilitating Meetings: A Guide for Community Planning Groups
Intended to assist leaders in preparing for and facilitating community planning meetings. The guide provides tools valuable to both new and experienced facilitators. Topics include: an overview of facilitation skills: specific tools for all parts of a meeting; guidelines for handling challenging situations; checklists for pre-meeting tasks; and facilitator assessments.

Setting HIV Prevention Priorities: A Guide for Community Planning Groups
Designed for individuals and committees who set HIV-prevention priorities. It includes task lists and relevant scenarios for priority-setting in each chapter.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Ryan White Grantee Contacts
Charts of current grantees and their contact information. Organized by Ryan White Parts A-F and by state.

Last revised: 08/17/2009