The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funds grants to states, cities, counties, and local community-based organizations to provide HIV medical care, treatment, and essential support services for low-income people with HIV.
Recipients funded by the RWHAP differ in many important aspects, including the characteristics of the clients they serve. The RWHAP Compass Dashboard provides standardized performance tools to support jurisdictional comparison and evaluation.
Step 1: Standardized Outcome Measure
A statistical model is applied to the observed outcome measure (viral suppression or retention in care) that adjusts for key client characteristics.
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The RWHAP Compass Dashboard is an interactive tool to help visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. The dashboard supports data utilization to understand outcomes and inform planning and decision making.
Standardized performance allows “like-to-like” comparison of jurisdictions that may serve different populations.