Date: January 19, 2022
Evaluating the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program
It is important to examine the unique geographical context for the provision of a spectrum of vital services (from physical to mental health) to those living with HIV/AIDS in rural areas. The purpose of this policy brief is to understand the overall experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. The Rural Health Research and Policy Centers pay particular attention to any barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding. Understanding these may be key in planning for future grants, and may also inform future policies and programs aimed at addressing rural HIV/AIDS service delivery.
Mariana Story Tuttle, MPH
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Additional Resources of Interest:
- More information about the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
- More information from the Rural Health Information Hub’s topic guides: Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects, Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation, Healthcare Access in Rural Communities, Rural Healthcare Quality, Social Determinants of Health for Rural People
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