Stakeholders Involved in Evaluation
Many different stakeholders and community partners play an important role in the success of rural HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. These stakeholders may interact with people living with HIV or people at high risk of acquiring HIV. They may also be the audience for the results of an evaluation.
Stakeholders include individuals or organizations with a vested interest in the program and its outcomes, such as:
- Those who are involved with the program (clinicians, program staff, program managers, health departments, clients, partner organizations)
- Those who will make decisions about the program based on the findings of the evaluation (funders, elected officials, advocacy groups)
- Those who interact with people living with or at high risk of acquiring HIV (social services, including governmental and not-for-profit agencies, local law enforcement, justice system, faith-based organizations)
- Those who are served by the program (people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and the public)
Resources to Learn More
HIV Prevention Programs for Health Departments (PS12-1201): Monitoring and Evaluation Report, 2017
An example of an evaluation report that could be used as a model. Highlights the 2017 program accomplishments for HIV programs funded by CDC's Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programs for Health Departments supporting state, territorial and local health departments to increase capacity in their efforts to reduce HIV transmission. Covers the core HIV prevention components with accompanying data: testing, service integration, linkages to HIV medical care and treatment, referrals to HIV prevention services, and risk reduction interventions.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
and Determining Involvement of Stakeholders
Suggests how to identify and engage relevant stakeholders in the evaluation plan for a HIV/STD prevention program. Includes examples of potential stakeholders for consideration and identifies key questions to ask stakeholders before and during the evaluation process.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention