Collaborative HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers
In 2012, grants totaling $4.2 million over four years were awarded to support two Collaborative HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers. The Policy Research Centers are comprised of multi-disciplinary teams of investigators working in partnership with providers, consumers, advocates, and policymakers to address HIV-relevant policy informed by objective and rigorously conducted research.
The California HIV/AIDS Policy Center is a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles and AIDS Project Los Angeles, which includes the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and Charles Drew University as subcontracting partners.
The AIDS Policy Research Center is a collaboration between the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which includes Project Inform as a subcontracting partner.
The Policy Research Centers conduct Longer-Term Policy Research Studies and Rapid Response Research Studies. The Longer-Term Studies is in-depth research conducted by a multi-disciplinary team of investigators. Examples include a cross-site evaluation of CHRP's Patient Centered-Medical Home Demonstration Project and analyzing Medi-Cal and Medicare data to determine factors associated with the cost of HIV care.
Rapid Response Research Studies are conducted in a two week to six-month time period addressing emerging issues. Results from this approach to research are captured in the policy briefs below.
Dissemination: Policy Briefs and Papers (Current Grant)
- The Cost of Covered California for People Living with HIV/AIDS [Full Analysis] (pdf)
- The Cost of Covered California for People Living with HIV/AIDS [Summary] (pdf)
- Condom Distribution in Jails to Prevent HIV Infection
- HIV and Incarceration: Reviewing the Policy Issues (pdf)
- Proposal to Mandate Condom Distribution in Prisons Would Reduce Correctional Facility Costs for Inmate Health Care in California (pdf)
- A Qualitative Study of Provider Thoughts on Implementing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Clinical Settings to Prevent HIV Infection
Policy Briefs and Papers (Policy Centers Funded from 2009 to 2012)
- Assessing California’s Response to Federal Health Care Reform (pdf)
- California’s HIV Surveillance System: Ensuring That It Fully Reflects Case Load (pdf)
- Costs and Benefits of Enhanced HIV Surveillance in California (pdf)
- Evaluating Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) for HIV Care (pdf)
- Examining the Impact of the HIV-Related State Budget Cuts: Comparing Alameda, Fresno, and Los Angeles Counties (pdf)
- How Can California Overcome Barriers to Expanding CARE/HIPP Enrollment? (pdf)
- How Will Proposed Medi-Cal Cost-Sharing Affect People Living with HIV in California? (pdf)
- Proposed ADAP Cost-Sharing Threatens the Health of Californians Living with HIV/AIDS (pdf)
- Making It Count: California’s Names-Based HIV Reporting System (pdf)
- Understanding the Implementation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV in California (pdf)