The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Health Policy Project
Primary Language: English
The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) has led a global effort to compile and refine a coordinated package of “best practice” tools for health facilities. HPP brought together a group of international experts to review, prioritize, adapt, and synthesize existing measures and programmatic tools for stigma reduction. The resulting intervention package supports an evidence-informed response in health facilities and offers the following advantages:
- Synthesis of existing tools into a streamlined research-to-action approach
- A “total facility” approach that involves all levels of health facility staff
- A questionnaire, field-tested in six countries for broad applicability across diverse settings
- A “best of” set of training exercises culled from field experiences in nine countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia
- Training menus for different types of facility staff and timeframes
- Action planning and policy development to support a sustained, multilevel response.
The tools in this package may be used or adapted to counter stigma and discrimination based on HIV status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and behaviors such as sex work or injecting drug use.