Strategic information for ending HIV epidemics: Comparative effectiveness of evidence-based HIV interventions at scale

Presenter: Denis Nash, PhDDenis Nash
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
CUNY School of Public Health

Date: December 1st, 2015


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.

Recommended Pre-Webinar Reading:

Reflection Questions:

  • Why are HIV care continuum outcomes persistently suboptimal nearly everywhere in the U.S., even in settings with relatively well-resourced Medicaid and ADAP programs?
  • How can HIV care outcomes be improved for PLWH with major psychosocial barriers?
  • What are some key metrics for tracking ‘ending the epidemic’ or ‘getting to zero’ initiatives?

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1B15, 1C15, 2B10, 2B11, 2B13, 6B6, 6B7, 6C7

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