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Title: Rapid Assessment Response and Evaluation (RARE)


1
Rapid Assessment Response and Evaluation
(RARE)
  • Mario J. Pérez
  • Director, Prevention Services Division
  • Office of AIDS Programs and Policy
  • Dean M. Goishi
  • CDC Grant Manager and RARE Liaison
  • Planning and Development Division
  • Office of AIDS Programs and Policy
  • May 27, 2003

2
An Initiative of DHHS
  • Implemented by
  • Office of HIV/AIDS Policy
  • Office of Public Health Services
  • Result of
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Minority AIDS Initiative
  • Responds to Disproportionate HIV Impact
  • African-Americans
  • Latinos
  • Other Racial Ethnic Minority Communities

3
Project Methodology
  • Rapid Assessment
  • Describes Local HIV/AIDS Epidemics
  • Monitors Effects on Populations
  • Rapid Response
  • Implements Evidence Based Interventions
  • Maximizes HIV Prevention Opportunities
  • Increases Access to Care
  • Rapid Evaluation
  • Monitors the Impact of Interventions on
  • Target Populations
  • Public Health Planning, Programming, and Outcomes

4
Project Period
  • May 2003 through October 2003

5
Project Progress-to-Date
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Request
    RARE Project
  • RARE Liaison (OAPP) Appointed
  • RARE Liaison Attendance at 2-Day Orientation in
    DC
  • Community Advisory Group Identified

6
Project Progress-to-Date
  • Study Sites Identified
  • Field Team Coordinator Identified
  • Field Team Investigators Identified

7
Community Advisory Group Responsibilities
  • Attend Orientation and Three Meetings
  • Review Collection Methodology, Assessment Data
    and Data Analysis
  • Action Plan
  • Oversee Development
  • Identify Recommendations
  • Present to Elected Officials, Other Stakeholders

8
Community Advisory Group Timeline
  • Week 1 Orientation
  • Week 6-7 Mid Project Review
  • Preliminary Presentation
  • Preliminary Assessment(s)
  • Preliminary Data Collection and Analysis
  • Suggest Directions for Recommendations
  • Week 13 Project End Review
  • Review Presentation
  • Finalize Recommendations
  • Week 14 Final Action Plan
  • Review and approve plan
  • Submit to Board of Supervisors

9
Three Assessment Sites
  • East Los Angeles
  • East First Street at Soto Street
  • Leimert Park Area
  • Crenshaw Boulevard at 43rd Street
  • Santa Monica Blvd. Corridor
  • Between La Brea Avenue and Martel Avenue

10
East Los Angeles
11
Leimert Park Area
12
Santa Monica Blvd. Corridor
13
Assessment
  • Observe Activities of Target Groups in Target
    Areas
  • Identify and Document Risk Behavior
  • Develop Snapshot(s) of Prevalent Risk Behavior
  • Identify Patterns of Substance Abuse and Impact
    on Sexual Risk Behavior
  • Document Hours When Activity Is Most and Least
    Active

14
Assessment
  • Current Prevention Services
  • Type ?Source
  • Impact ?Gaps
  • Potential Risks of Delivering Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sex Work Customers
  • Code Violations
  • Differences
  • Cruising Areas and Practices by Population(s)

15
Assessment
  • Pickup Points and Strategies
  • Proximity to Sites Where Risk Behavior Practiced
  • Service Hours Compared to Service Need Hours

16
Community Advisory Group
  • Goal 1 10-15 members
  • Goal 2 Diverse composition
  • Law Enforcement
  • Neighborhood
  • Clergy
  • Service Providers
  • Business Owners
  • Still Need Clergy, Police, Neighborhood
    Representatives

17
Next Steps and Next Meeting
  • Mid-Project Presentation
  • July 14, 2003 (Proposed)

18
Questions
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