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Health Care Evaluation and Quality Improvement
HIV Prevention Program Evaluation
Health Care Evaluation and Quality Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
DHHS research agency provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
HIV and AIDS Costs and Use Division
Includes reports and HIVnet, a tool that provides information on inpatient and outpatient utilization by persons with HIV disease.
CDC Evaluation Working Group
Program dedicated to supporting evaluation in public health. Web site includes their core product, a Framework for Program Evaluation, as well as an extensive collection of evaluation-related links, including standards, organizations, publications, manuals, reports in its Resources section.
HRSA Health Disparities Collaborative
Cross-agency collaborative effort to address and eliminate health disparities in the United States. Partners include Federal agencies and community-based networks.
Collaborative effort of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Web site's mission is to provide ambulatory care clinicians and administrators as well as policy makers with the necessary information and tools to deliver the highest quality HIV clinical care.
New York State HIV Quality of Care Program
Multifaceted initiative to improve health care quality in NY state.
Improving Chronic Illness Care
National program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, within Group Health Cooperative of Seattle.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
(IHI) Not-for-profit organization created to help lead the improvement of health care systems, to increase continuously their quality and value. Provides training programs, resources.
Managed in conjunction with the National Quality Center.
Institute of Medicine
National Academy of Sciences. The IOM's mission is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health. It provides objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to government, the corporate sector, the professions and the public. Site includes the publication Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (2002), and Measuring What Matters: Allocation, Planning, and Quality Assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act (2004).
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The JCAHO evaluates and accredits more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, JCAHO is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits: Evaluating Training and Results
Web-based resources from the Free Management Library.
Manager's Electronic Resource Center
International network of health professionals includes management best practices and training information.
The Measurement Group
Consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of healthcare and social programs, applied research, data mining, and the development of methods and data collection methods to measure program success.
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
Professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare and to supporting the development of professionals in healthcare quality.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
National association dedicated to improving healthcare quality.
National Quality Center
The NQC is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the New York State AIDS Institute to provide state-of-the-art quality improvement technical assistance to Ryan White CARE Act grantees of all Titles.
Synergy Project APDIME Toolkit
Developed to help public health specialists and program managers improve the assessment, planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions.
HIV Prevention Program Evaluation
CDC Program Evaluation Research Branch
CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Branch includes behavioral, health, and social scientists; communicators; statisticians; and public health specialists dedicated to the evaluation, understanding, and improvement of HIV prevention in the United States
Center on AIDS & Community Health (COACH)
Part of the Academy for Educational Development (AED), COACH implements research and evaluation projects, and provides capacity building through training and technical assistance activities.
Family Health International: Evaluating Programs for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Developing Countries
A handbook for program managers and decision makers from FHI's Implementing AIDS Prevention and Care (IMPACT) Project. Features information on comprehensive evaluation programs and evaluation of behavior change, STD, counseling and testing, and condom programs.
Sociometrics Corporation
A for-profit research and development firm specializing in social science research applications. Offers evaluation workshops and training services, technical publications, evaluation tools, and data sets designed to assist practitioners, administrators, evaluators, and funders of social interventions, including HIV/AIDS and STD prevention programs, to design and implement successful evaluation systems.
Statewide Community HIV Evaluation Project
(SCHEP) Description of an innovative prevention research project designed to foster collaborative program evaluation projects between local scientific researchers and AIDS service providers. UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, California State Office of AIDS.
Synergy Project APDIME Toolkit
Developed to help public health specialists and program managers improve the assessment, planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions.