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Proposed Project

Community-based Organization (CBO) Monitoring and Evaluation Project (CMEP) of Respect—New—National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)

Background and Brief Description

CDC began formally partnering with CBOs in the late 1980s to expand the reach of HIV prevention efforts. CBOs were, and continue to be, recognized as important partners in HIV prevention because of their history and credibility with target populations and their access to groups that may not be easily reached. Over time, CDC's program for HIV prevention by CBOs has grown in size, scope, and complexity to respond to changes in the epidemic, including the diffusion and implementation of Effective Behavioral Interventions (EBIs) for HIV prevention.

CDC's EBIs have been shown to be effective under controlled research environments, but there is limited data on intervention implementation and client outcomes in real-world settings (as implemented by CDC-funded CBOs). The purpose of CMEP-Respect is to (a) improve the performance of CDC-funded CBOs delivering particular individual- or group-level behavioral interventions by monitoring changes in clients' self-reported HIV transmission risk behaviors after participating in the intervention; and (b) assess the fidelity of the implementation of the selected intervention at the CBO. The project also plans to conduct process monitoring of the delivery of the intervention in terms of recruitment, retention, data collection, data entry, and data management. Four CBOs will receive supplemental funding under PS 10-1003 over a five-year period to participate in CMEP-Respect.

From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015, CBOs will conduct outcome and process monitoring for this project. Each agency will recruit 400 men who are 18 years of age and older, report having had anal sex with a male in the last 12 months, and are enrolled in Respect to participate in CMEP-Respect. Each participant will complete a 20 minute, self administered, computer based interview prior to their participation in the Respect intervention and an 18 minute, self administered, computer based interview at two follow-up time points (90- and 180-days following the Respect intervention) to assess their HIV and STD related attitudes and behavioral risks. CBOs will be expected to retain 80% of these participants at both follow-up interviews.

Throughout the project, funded CBOs will be responsible for managing the daily procedures of CMEP-Respect to ensure that all required activities are performed, all deadlines are met, and quality assurance plans, policies and procedures are upheld. CBOs will be responsible for participating in all CDC-sponsored grantee meetings related to CMEP-Respect. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 342.

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Daniel Holcomb,

Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2011-7578 Filed 3-30-11; 8:45 am]

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