Strategic information for ending HIV epidemics: Comparative effectiveness of evidence-based HIV interventions at scale
Dice with "HIV" and "AIDS" Aligned Together

Course Objective

  • List reasons why HIV care continuum outcomes are persistently suboptimal nearly everywhere in the US, even in settings with relatively well-resourced Medicaid and ADAP programs
  • Describe ways HIV care outcomes can be improved for people living with HIV with major psychosocial barriers
  • List key metrics for tracking ‘ending the epidemic’ or ‘getting to zero’

Date: December 1, 2015

Reviewed June 30, 2020

Denis Nash, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
CUNY School of Public Health

In this Webinar, Dr. Denis Nash describes the challenges of designing and implementing impact evaluations of large-scale public health programs/ initiatives to scale in “real-world” settings. Despite demonstrated effectiveness in research settings, program implementers often encounter a host of issues that were not found or addressed in the research study. Such issues include things like a broader population in need of the intervention than originally planned for or individual level and structural barriers impeding community engagement in the intervention. Additional steps, such as linkage and retention studies may help better target and engage people in programmatic interventions. To illustrate these points, Dr. Nash presents several local examples of evaluating intervention effectiveness focused on expansion of HIV testing and HIV care coordination programs. He concludes with his professional insight into how to apply surveillance data to evaluate programmatic initiatives.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center