The Center for the Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs in Chicago is a collaborative effort between the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance Program, the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology at Northwestern University, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. The Evaluation Center oversees the evaluation efforts and serves as a capacity-building entity for 20 HIV prevention demonstration projects funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health at 15 sites throughout the city:
- Access Community Health Network
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
- Austin Health Center of Cook County
- Brothers Health Collective
- Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus
- Chicago Women’s AIDS Project
- Haymarket Center
- Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.
- Howard Brown Health
- John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
- CALOR: A Division of the Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center
- Making A Daily Effort & Project 2nd Genesis
- Puerto Rican Cultural Center
- Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
- University of Chicago
Demonstration sites are funded under one or more of five categories:
- Prevention with Positives
- High Impact Prevention Behavioral Interventions
- Innovative or Locally Developed Interventions
- Prevention with Negatives
- PrEP Demonstration Projects
- Comprehensive Services for High-Risk Negatives
- Behavioral Interventions for High-Risk Negatives
In addition to providing support for site-specific evaluation, the Evaluation Center is conducting an overarching evaluation of all demonstration sites, which includes a network analysis of linkages between sites, simulation modeling of program milestone attainment, qualitative analysis of implementation challenges and successes, quarterly capacity-building webinars, and analysis of surveillance data to assess impact on HIV incidence over time.
This project represents the first time that the Chicago Department of Public Health has funded a site to evaluate an array of HIV service and prevention projects in the city. The project launched in January 2015 and will continue until December 2017.
View past technical assistance webinars:
- Data Demystified: Best Practices for Working with Data Efficiently and Effectively
- Dissemination for HIV Prevention Interventions: How to Share Your Project’s Story
- Participant Recruitment & Retention: Common Challenges & Recommended Strategies for HIV
Principal Investigator: Gregory Phillips II, Ph.D., M.S.
Co-Investigators: George J. Greene, Ph.D., C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D., and Amy K. Johnson, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Team Members: Christian Adames, Emily Bettin, Greg Swann, Peter Lindeman, M.A., Juan Villamar, M.S.Ed., and Wouter Vermeer, Ph.D.
Funder: Chicago Department of Public Health