This page outlines a series of indicators that can be used to measure the contribution community-based HIV/HCV organizations are making across BC. The common use of these indicators across the sector will improve our ability to compare the relative effectiveness of different programs and services to make more informed choices, and improve learning from organizations’ most successful practices . Commonly measuring these indicators will also support a more informed understanding of the contribution the community-based sector is collectively making to the provincial strategy to address HIV/AIDS in BC, as outlined in From Hope to Health: An AIDS-free Generation .
The indicators below were informed by a logic model of the community-based HIV and HCV sectors in BC (see Figure 1), a search of peer-reviewed literature and a stakeholder consultation process. The search of the peer-reviewed literature was conducted to identify commonly employed indicators in the assessment of community based HIV and HCV programming across the continuum of care. A series of key stakeholder interviews were also conducted with representatives from local health authorities (n = 6), the BC Centre for Disease Control (n = 1), Ministry of Health (n = 1) and community-based organizations (CBOs) (n = 7) to identify best practices for evaluating community-level HIV and HCV programming and services.
Figure 1. Logic model: Community-Based HIV and HCV Sectors in BC
*Community-based organizations (CBOs) provide many support services to ensure people are engaged and retained throughout the cascade of prevention and care, such as counselling services and transportation to medical appointments. Note that such support services are also provided by other types of agencies and are essential to people’s success along the cascade.
To align with From Hope to Health’s monitoring and evaluation framework, indicators have been grouped into the categories below that reflect the contribution of community-based organizations across the cascade of prevention and care . You can click the different categories of indicators or individual indicators below. Alternatively, you can view the indicators together in the comprehensive Indicators Technical Report.
Categories of Indicators
This work was completed in partnership and funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority.
- Kramer, M., Parkhurst, M., & Vaidyanathan, L. (2009). Breakthroughs in shared measurement and social impact. FSG Social Impact Advisors.
- BC Ministry of Health. (2012). From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS-free Generation. Retrieved from: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2012/from-hope-to-health-aids-free.pdf