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Frost Foundation, Ltd.: General Fund Announcement.

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The Frost Foundation, Ltd. focuses its funding on human service needs, the environment, and education. Consideration will include, but not be limited to violence in the streets, domestic violence, child abuse, specific public health issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, homelessness and problems of the elderly. Environmental grants focus on research, education and action to conserve and protect the environment; and education grants focus on innovative educational approaches. HIV/AIDS-related grants may be made under the auspices of the human service needs program.

MMWR: Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health

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This report provides a framework on how to evaluate and improve public health programs including 1) how to develop evaluation procedures, define key concepts, and integrate evaluations into routine program practices; 2) assigning values to program activities; 3) steps to develop the framework including engaging stakeholders, describing the program, focusing the evaluation design, gathering credible evidence, justifying conclusions, and ensuring use and sharing lessons learned; 4) employing standards for an effective evaluation including utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy; 5) applyin

Perspectives and Practice in Antiretroviral Treatment: The Lighthouse: A Centre for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care in Malawi: Case Study

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This report presents the case study of the Lighthouse Trust in Malawi, which was established to provide quality care and counseling and to improve the quality of life of persons with HIV/AIDS, including the terminally ill. The report describes the objective of the Lighthouse, its services, management, staffing, funding, community involvement, building facilities, diagnostic services, antiretroviral treatment implementation, clients served, adherence support strategies, clinical outcomes, added improvements, and lessons learned.

Dear Colleague Letter Dated January 31, 2007 [Key Activities from 2006 and Emerging Issues for 2007]

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This information sheet is a letter that highlights key activities of 2006 concerning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) and colleagues involved with STD Prevention. The letter addresses the reorganization of CDC and the functioning of the DSTDP within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP, as well as the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases. It discusses CDC’s goals, management efforts, and the vision of the director of NCHHSTP for 2007.

Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs

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This information sheet discusses the Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs (TREND) statement. The TREND statement is a 22-item checklist for guiding standardized reporting of nonrandomized controlled trials. It explains the benefits of using the statement and advises researchers, funding agencies, journal editors, and reviewers to use it as a guide when designing evaluation studies, reporting evaluation results, and reviewing manuscripts for scientific publication.

Asians & Pacific Islanders & HIV - A Silent Population at Risk

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This information sheet discusses HIV/AIDS among Asians and Pacific Islanders (A&PIs) living in the United States. It provides statistics on the number of A&PIs in the United States living with HIV/AIDS, including gender and transmission mode, and explains some of the challenges that prevent this population and its affiliated Pacific jurisdictions from accessing prevention and health care.

Domestic Awards by State: FY 2008

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This reports lists grants awarded by Federal Government agencies to various grantees in the United States and Dependencies to fund HIV prevention and related projects.

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008

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This report from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) describes its activities for the year 2008. It provides its history, mission, and key priorities, which are reducing health disparities, encouraging program collaboration and service integration, and maximizing global synergies. The report reviews program accomplishments and scientific findings for 2008 and provides a summary of the NCHHSTP budget showing where the funds were spent. The appendix explains the performance measures for NCHHSTP and the progress that is being made.

A Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Blacks in the United States, 1981-2009

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This report in the form of a journal article discusses the high incidence of HIV/AIDS among Blacks in the United States and the efforts of CDC to address it. CDC initiated a variety of activities to (1) better understand the factors that drive the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Blacks in the United States, (2) expand HIV testing and access to HIV treatment, (3) develop new interventions and scale up the availability of effective interventions, and (4) mobilize Black communities to combat the HIV/AIDS crisis facing them.

IOM Committee on Viral Hepatitis: Community Health Centers Policy and Program: The Federal Perspective Hepatitis B and C Activities at HRSA

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This report presents the IOM Committee on Viral Hepatitis, Community Health Centers Policy and Program: The Federal Perspective: Hepatitis B and C Activities at HRSA, March 3, 2009. It reports on determining ways to reduce new hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and the morbidity and mortality related to chronic viral hepatitis. It reports on the federal perspective on hepatitis B and C activities at HRSA, HRSA vision and goals, factors impacting health disparities, gaps in the current system, and treatment options for HBV and HCV.

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