The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
HIV Policy Analysis and Advocacy Decision Models for
The Health Policy Project (HPP) HIV policy analysis and advocacy decision models are systematic structures and methodologies designed to help stakeholders create an inventory of country policies, analyze these policies against international best practices and human rights frameworks, assess policy implementation, and create a strategic advocacy plan.
Decision models are grounded in international human rights and best practices and allow for policy analysis and comparison across country and regional borders. The primary goal of the model is to identify the policies that most directly affect access to and sustainability of key services and the needs and opportunities for policy advocacy that will improve access to services in both near and longer terms.
Policy Analysis and Advocacy Decision Model for Services for Sex Workers, Transgender, and Males Who Have Sex with Males
Designed to help country stakeholders build a public policy foundation that supports access to and implementation and scale-up of evidence-informed services for MSM/TG/SWs, the Decision Model helps to clearly identify and address policy barriers to services. Its policy inventory and analysis tools draw from the extensive body of international laws, agreements, standards, and best practices related to MSM/TG/SW services, allowing the assessment of a specific country policy environment in relation to these standards. This customizable, in-depth, and standardized approach will build stakeholders’ capacity to identify incremental, feasible, near-term opportunities to improve the legal environment and the resulting quality of and access to services for MSM/TG/SWs while long-term human rights strategies are implemented.
MSM/TG/SW Decision Model Briefs
This series of briefs examine the legal environment surrounding HIV services for men who have sex with men, transgender people, and sexworkers, and specific-barriers to access for trasngender people. The briefs also explain how the MSM/TG/SW decision model can help in these key areas.
Policy Analysis and Advocacy Decision Model for HIV-Related Services: People Who Inject Drugs
In collaboration with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), HPP has designed a policy decision model focused on persons who inject drugs (PWID). The PWID decision model identifies the existence of restrictive, poorly written, or absent enabling policies that may serve as obstacles for programs to provide both sustained and accessible HIV counseling and testing, antiretroviral therapy, hepatitis, tuberculosis, opioid substitution therapy, and sterile needle and syringe program services for PWID. It is also inclusive of issues such as stigma and discrimination, gender-based violence, and criminal justice systems.
While designed for global adaptation and application, the decision model specifically addresses policy barriers common in Eastern Europe.
PWID Decision Model Briefs
This series of briefs examine issues of policy barriers and effective advocacy, legal environment surrounding services for people who inject drugs, women’s increased risk for HIV, and barriers to access for youth, and explains how the PWID decision model can help in each area.
- Brief 1: Policy and Advocacy (PDF)
- Brief 2: Legal Environment (PDF)
- Brief 3: Women’s Issues (PDF)
- Brief 4: Youth Issues (PDF)