The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
- Standardized Brief Questionnaire-Chinese
- Standardized Brief Questionnaire-English
- Standardized Brief Questionnaire-French
- Standardized Brief Questionnaire-Spanish
- Standardized Brief Questionnaire-Swahili
- Monitoring Tool for Global Indicators-Chinese
- Monitoring Tool for Global Indicators-English
- Monitoring Tool for Global Indicators-French
- Monitoring Tool for Global Indicators-Spanish
- Monitoring Tool for Global Indicators-Swahili
Author(s): Laura Nyblade
Primary Language: English
For people living with and affected by HIV, stigma and discrimination within health facilities are serious barriers to healthcare access and engagement. Researchers have documented numerous instances worldwide of people living with HIV receiving substandard care or being deterred from seeking care. Although progress has been made in training and other interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma in healthcare facilities, these programs have not been institutionalized as routine practice or implemented on a large scale. Moreover, the tools for measuring stigma tend to be lengthy and time-consuming to administer, thus infeasible for use in facilities.
To address these issues, an international team of researchers developed and piloted a brief, globally standardized questionnaire for measuring stigma and discrimination in health facilities. This tool can help facilitate routine monitoring of HIV-related stigma as well as the expansion and improvement of programming and policies at the health-facility level.
Based on the pilot's findings, two final questionnaires are now available: a brief version for program evaluation and a comprehensive version for research purposes. Each questionnaire can be used for high-prevalence or low-prevalence settings.