Program Evaluation Branch

The Program Evaluation Branch (PEB) is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of CDC-funded HIV prevention programs implemented by health departments and community-based organizations in the United States. Branch staff also conduct special projects and report on HIV prevention performance indicators using program and surveillance data.

PEB supports CDC’s National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E) system to collect standardized information on CDC-funded programmatic activities including HIV testing, partner services, linkage to care, and PrEP.

PEB routinely monitors HIV program processes and client outcomes for specific CDC’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). These NOFOs are awarded to local and state health departments and community-based organizations.

Special Projects

High Impact Program Evaluation Projects (HIPEP).  In addition to NHM&E data, PEB conducts Rapid Program Assessments (RPAs) and Enhanced Evaluation Projects (EEPs) of DHAP-funded HIV prevention programs for the purpose of improving program performance.

RPAs are short-term projects, intended to quickly evaluate selected DHAP-funded HIV prevention program areas. The rapid evaluations focus on identifying factors associated with effective programmatic implementation, and improve our understanding of challenges that impede program delivery. RPAs are intended to help maximize the effectiveness of the ongoing assessed programs and should be completed within a matter of months.

EEPs are longer-term evaluation activities (e.g., 1-3 years) intended to (1) contribute to a better understanding of how to achieve the division’s goals – increase knowledge of HIV status, prevent new HIV infections, reduce transmission of HIV, and rapidly detect and interrupt active HIV transmission – and (2) produce findings and tools that will have direct impact on improving the performance of DHAP-funded HIV prevention programs and strategies. EEPs are designed to produce useable information and tools during the course of the project, rather than waiting until the project is completed.

Two RPAs are in progress.

  • Understanding HIV Testing among People who Previously Tested HIV-Positive at CDC-Funded Health Departments and Community-based Organizations. This project uses quantitative and qualitative rapid program assessment methods to better understand why nearly half of those testing HIV-positive at a CDC-funded site have been previously diagnosed and to what extent are previously diagnosed HIV positive persons who are out of care being linked to care.
  • Next Generation Partner Services (PS) Programs in Local and State Health Departments: Assessment of Program Structure, Functions, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation. HIV partner services (PS) are a core component of HIV prevention programs at local and state health departments throughout the United States. The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the current structure, functions, and implementation of PS programs to effectively monitor and evaluate the outputs, outcomes, and impacts of these programs.

Select Publications

2019
Krueger, A. L., M. Van Handel, P. M. Dietz, W. O. Williams, A. Satcher Johnson, P. W. Klein, S. Cohen, P. Mandsager, L. W. Cheever, P. Rhodes and D. W. Purcell (2019). “Factors Associated with State Variation in Mortality Among Persons Living with Diagnosed HIV Infection.” J Community Health.

Rao, S., W. Song, M. S. Mulatu, M. Rorie, K. O’Connor and L. Scales (2019). “HIV Partner Service Delivery Among Blacks or African Americans – United States, 2016.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 68(4): 81-86.2018

2018

Harrison, T. P., K. M. Williams, M. S. Mulatu, A. Edwards, G. G. Somerville, S. Cobb-Souza, E. Dunbar and A. Barskey (2018). “Integrating Federal Collaboration in HIV Programming: The CAPUS Demonstration Project, 2012-2016.” Public Health Rep 133(2_suppl): 10s-17s.

Lima, A. C., W. L. t. Jeffries, H. Zhang Kudon, G. Wang and D. H. McCree (2018). “HIV Testing, Positivity, and Receipt of Services among Black, White, and Hispanic Women Participating in HIV Prevention Programs Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015.” Womens Health Issues.

Marano, M., R. Stein, W. Song, D. Patel, N. Taylor-Aidoo, S. Xu and L. Scales (2018). “HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men – Non-Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 67(28): 778-781.

McCree, D. H., T. Walker, E. DiNenno, B. Hoots, E. Valverde, M. C. B. Ocfemia, J. Heitgerd, J. Stallworth, B. Ferro, A. Santana, E. J. German and N. Harris (2018). “A programmatic approach to address increasing HIV diagnoses among Hispanic/Latino MSM, 2010-2014.” Prev Med 114: 64-71.

Mulatu, M. S., T. Hoyte, K. M. Williams, R. D. Taylor, T. Painter, P. Spikes, C. Prather, W. L. t. Jeffries, K. Henny and T. Shabu (2018). “Cross-site Monitoring and Evaluation of the Care and Prevention in the United States Demonstration Project, 2012-2016: Selected Process and Short-term Outcomes.” Public Health Rep 133(2_suppl): 87s-100s.

Patel, D., N. Taylor-Aidoo, A. Marandet, J. Heitgerd and B. Maciak (2018). “Assessing Differences in CDC-Funded HIV Testing by Urbanicity, United States, 2016.” J Community Health.

Seth, P., G. Wang and L. Belcher (2018). “Previously Diagnosed HIV-Positive Persons: The Role of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Funded HIV Testing Programs in Addressing Their Needs.” Sex Transm Dis 45(6): 377-381.

Shapatava, E., A. Rios, G. Shelley, J. Milan, S. Smith and G. Uhl (2018). “Community-Based Organization Adaptations to the Changing HIV Prevention and Care Landscape in the Southern United States.” AIDS Education and Prevention 30(6): 516-527.

Shapatava, E., A. Rios, G. Shelley, J. Milan, S. Smith and G. Uhl (2018). “Community-Based Organization Adaptations to the Changing HIV Prevention and Care Landscape in the Southern United States.” AIDS Education and Prevention 30(6): 516-527.

Sweeney, P., T. Hoyte, M. S. Mulatu, J. Bickham, A. D. Brantley, C. Hicks, S. L. McGoy, M. Morrison, A. Rhodes, L. Yerkes, S. Burgess, J. Fridge and D. Wendell (2018). “Implementing a Data to Care Strategy to Improve Health Outcomes for People With HIV: A Report From the Care and Prevention in the United States Demonstration Project.” Public Health Rep 133(2_suppl): 60s-74s.

Williams, K. M., R. D. Taylor, T. Painter, W. L. t. Jeffries, C. Prather, P. Spikes, M. S. Mulatu, K. Henny, T. Hoyte and S. A. Flores (2018). “Learning by Doing: Lessons From the Care and Prevention in the United States Demonstration Project.” Public Health Rep 133(2_suppl): 18s-27s.

Williams, W. O., T. Griffin and G. Uhl (2018). “Anti-retroviral Status and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors are Associated with Age, Time Since Diagnosis, and Psychosocial Factors Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS Enrolling in the WILLOW Intervention at Community-Based Organizations.” AIDS Behav 22(1): 358-366.

2017

Beltrami, J., G. Wang, H. R. Usman and L. S. Lin (2017). “Quality of HIV Testing Data Before and After the Implementation of a National Data Quality Assessment and Feedback System.” J Public Health Manag Pract 23(3): 269-275.

Fisher, H. H., A. Essuon, T. Hoyte, E. Shapatava, G. Shelley, A. Rios, S. Beane, S. Bourgeois, E. Dunbar and T. Sapiano (2017). “The Changing Landscape of HIV Prevention in the United States: Health Department Experiences and Local Adaptations in Response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and High-Impact Prevention Approach.” J Public Health Manag Pract.

Marano, M. R., R. Stein, W. O. Williams, G. Wang, S. Xu, G. Uhl, Q. Cheng and C. N. Rasberry (2017). “HIV testing in nonhealthcare facilities among adolescent MSM.” Aids 31 Suppl 3: S261-s265.

Seth, P., T. Walker and A. Figueroa (2017). “CDC-funded HIV testing, HIV positivity, and linkage to HIV medical care in non-health care settings among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in the United States.” AIDS Care 29(7): 823-827.

Seth, P., G. Wang and L. Belcher (2017). “Previously Diagnosed HIV-Positive Persons: The Role of CDC-Funded HIV Testing Programs in Addressing Their Needs.” Sex Transm Dis.

Shelley, G., W. Williams, G. Uhl, T. Hoyte, A. Eke, C. Wright, G. Rebchook, L. Pollack, K. Bell, Y. Wang, Q. Cheng and S. M. Kegeles (2017). “An Evaluation of Mpowerment on Individual-Level HIV Risk Behavior, Testing, and Psychosocial Factors Among Young MSM of Color: The Monitoring and Evaluation of MP (MEM) Project.” AIDS Educ Prev 29(1): 24-37.

Song, W., M. S. Mulatu, M. Rorie, H. Zhang and J. W. Gilford (2017). “HIV Testing and Positivity Patterns of Partners of HIV-Diagnosed People in Partner Services Programs, United States, 2013-2014.” Public Health Rep: 33354917710943.

Stein, R., W. Song, M. Marano, H. Patel, S. Rao and E. Morris (2017). “HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Youths – 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 66(24): 629-635.

Stein, R., S. Xu, M. Marano, W. Williams, Q. Cheng, A. Eke, A. Moore and G. Wang (2017). “HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women – 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 66(41): 1100-1104.

Wang, G., Y. Pan, P. Seth, R. Song and L. Belcher (2017). “Estimation of the Percentage of Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Persons Linked to HIV Medical Care in CDC-Funded HIV Testing Programs.” Eval Health Prof: 163278717725372.