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From Theory to Practice: Implementation of a Resource Allocation Model in Health Departments

November 2016
Author: Yaylali, Emine PhD; Farnham, Paul G. PhD; Schneider, Karen L. PhD; Landers, Stewart J. JD; Kouzouian, Oskian JD; Lasry, Arielle PhD; Purcell, David W. JD, PhD; Green, Timothy A. PhD; Sansom, Stephanie L. PhD, MPP, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

This article presents lessons learned from implementation of a RA model for evidence-based HIV prevention interventions, with the objective of averting new HIV infections. As part of the CDC’s HIV Resource Allocation Modeling Pilot (HIV-RAMP) project, four health departments (two municipalities and two states) implemented the RA model. The model generated distinct RA recommendations for each municipality given to the dynamics of the local epidemic and available funding. Following the pilot, health departments reported that the model yielded useful information for RA decision making; however, its application was limited to CDC-funded interventions and thus did not consider the full continuum of care.

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