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Delivering HIV services to vulnerable populations: an evaluation and research agenda.

TitleDelivering HIV services to vulnerable populations: an evaluation and research agenda.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMcKinney, Martha M., Katherine M. Marconi, Paul D. Cleary, Jennifer Kates, Steven R. Young, and Joseph F. O'Neill
JournalPublic health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
Date Published2002 Mar-Apr
KeywordsBehavioral Research, Consensus Development Conferences as Topic, Continuity of Patient Care, Delivery of Health Care, Guidelines as Topic, Health Priorities, Health Services Accessibility, Health Services Research, HIV Infections, Humans, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Patient Acceptance of Health Care, United States, United States Health Resources and Services Administration, Vulnerable Populations
AbstractIn May 2000, the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration convened HIV experts from throughout the country to identify new and emerging areas of research needed to guide policy and programmatic decisions on HIV service delivery to vulnerable populations. This article describes the process used to develop an evaluation/research agenda, discusses key findings and recommendations of the conference, and proposes a set of principles to guide the design and conduct of future investigations. Conference participants identified nine major evaluation/research themes that span the continuum of HIV behavioral prevention services and treatment. They recommended focusing future research on questions relevant to populations experiencing rapid rates of increase in HIV infection (for example, women, people of color, and adolescents and young adults) and considering explanatory factors at multiple levels of analysis (individual, clinician, organization, service delivery system, and environment).
Alternate JournalPublic Health Rep

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