1 How ready are you to change prevention? Preparing an agency for Prevention with Positives.
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1 How ready are you to change prevention? Preparing an agency for Prevention with Positives
2 Goal of Readiness Guide Structure the entry conversation Cover all areas that could facilitate or impede implementation of prevention with positives program Help identify priorities for workplan Not an assessment
4 Sections P3 Knowledge Program Implementation and Evaluation Program Options Agency Alignment Systems
5 P3 Knowledge Clear working understanding of the goals of P3 Knowledge of HIV disease progression Knowledge of history of P3, history of HIV/AIDS prevention and care services in general, and history of provision of services to community served by agency STD knowledge
6 P3 Knowledge (cont.) Alignment between care and prevention providers in their approach to client services Substance use and substance abuse methodologies Sexual risk reduction methodologies Skills at discussing sex and drug use at client level
7 P3 Knowledge (cont.) Viral load and impact on infectivity HIV treatment regimens and side effects Experience working with HIV+ individuals
8 Program Implementation & Evaluation Client confidentiality protected Client confidentiality standards Sexual and drug history discussions When first seeking services Throughout time seeking services Client respect
9 Program Implementation & Evaluation (cont.) Timeliness of service delivery Outcomes definition and evaluation experience Data collection experience
10 Program Options HIV prevention Primary care and treatment STD services Substance use/abuse counseling Needle exchange Mental health Housing HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection Prevention case management
11 Agency Alignment Current strategic plan in place Staff in agreement with strategic plan P3 in alignment with strategic plan Program design teams Staff advocates for client needs throughout program implementation Programs utilize theory & research P3 in alignment with Local Health Jurisdiction
12 Systems Client data access Shared client database Written referral protocol System for referral follow-up Program-centered budgeting
13 What’s next? Consultant writes up: Key findings Conclusions Recommendations …from which a workplan is created.