Evaluation of the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada 2008–09 to 2012–13 – Management response action plan January 2014

Management Response Action Plan January 2014 Final

Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada Evaluation 2008-13

Recommendations Management Response Management Action Plan Deliverables Expected Completion Date Responsibility / Accountability

1. Improve joint work planning and priority setting

Agree

Building on the existing Federal Initiative governance model, partners will conduct joint work planning and priority setting activities to achieve greater progress toward shared outcomes. While the Federal Initiative Responsibility Centre Committee will continue to be comprised of Directors, Directors General from the four partner departments and agencies will participate once per year in a special RCC meeting to confirm joint priorities and work plans.

1.1 A 5 year strategic plan for the Federal Initiative, which will be reviewed and revised annually during the Federal Initiative Responsibility Centre Committee joint work planning and priority-setting process to address emerging issues and required course corrections.

1.2 Renewed HIV/AIDS research strategic plan, identifying objectives and priorities for extramural research and knowledge translation and aligned with overall Federal Initiative priorities.

March 2015

March 2016 (first review)

March 2016

ADM – IDPCB (Agency)

ADM – FNIHB (HC)
Sc. Director – III (CIHR)

ACHS (CSC)

Sc. Director – III (CIHR)

2. Enhance knowledge exchange and application by supporting knowledge translation activities and opportunities to implement promising practices

  1. Knowledge exchange
  2. Knowledge application

Agree

Building on the extensive knowledge developed to date on HIV/AIDS and ways to address it, Federal Initiative partners will manage and enhance knowledge synthesis and exchange activities to support the application of knowledge by internal and external stakeholders.

2.1 Promote Federal Initiative partners knowledge products through the Agency's Communicable Disease and Infection Control Webinar Series (6 webinars).

2.2 Enhance collection and exchange of promising and best practices in program interventions by Federal Initiative's Knowledge Broker (organization funded via G&C to act as source of information on HIV/AIDS).

2.3 Develop and update public health practice guidance related to the prevention and control of STBBI (9 chapters of the STI Guidelines revised).

2.4 Initiate new funding opportunity, through existing Federal Initiative grant funding, to support knowledge development and translation related to effective interventions and their implementation.

2.5 Develop and implement a joint approach for the transformation of research evidence on effective interventions into policy and program practice nationally through an MOU

March 2015

March 2015

March 2015

March 2015

ADM – IDPCB (Agency)

ADM – IDPCB (Agency)

ADM - IDPCB (Agency)

Sc. Director - III (CIHR)

ADM – IDPCB (Agency)
Sc. Director - III (CIHR)

3. Strengthen activities to address barriers to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support

Agree

Recognizing federal partners' direct role in providing health services to First Nations on reserve and Inuit south of 60 as well as federal inmates; and

Recognizing that the determinants of health and stigma and discrimination cannot be addressed by the federal government alone; and

Consistent with the Federal Initiative's current direction of integrating appropriate activities to address HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections, and the ongoing need to address stigma and discrimination and the social determinants of health, Federal Initiative partners will enhance the capacity of their internal and external stakeholders, such as community-based organizations, public health professionals, researchers and populations at-risk to address barriers to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support of HIV and other STBBI.

3.1 A work plan to influence local action on the determinants of health underlying health inequities by providing federal public health perspectives to other levels of government and other sectors involved in direct service delivery to people at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, through regional office representation and participation in local, regional and provincial /territorial cross-sectoral tables.

3.2 Develop a new HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund, which will emphasize addressing barriers to prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment and support, based on a comprehensive G&C funding reviews completed since 2010.

3.3 Implement two webinar-based training series on community-based social marketing and social media to enhance the capacity of internal and external stakeholders to address stigma and discrimination and to improve reach of STBBI-related awareness activities, based on shifts in direction related to social marketing and communications.

3.4 Implement activities within CSC to address stigma and discrimination and reduce barriers to prevention, care, treatment and support, including one webinar-based training for staff on current approaches to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDs; distribution of disease prevention information as part of World AIDS Day campaign and delivery of educational programs to offenders

3.5 Fund, through existing Federal Initiative grants envelope, at least one Centre for HIV/AIDS research that provides leadership and coordination of a strategic research agenda and research capacity building for vulnerable populations and related to social determinants of health and/or barriers.

3.6 Develop and implement a national framework that provides strategic direction to Health Canada's STBBI programming to reduce the incidence, prevalence and burden of STBBIs in First Nations on-reserve in partnership with key stakeholders such as First Nations leaders; federal organizations, such as PHAC and CSC; provincial partners; experts and health care workers.

March 2016

March 2015

March 2015

March 2015

July 2015

March 2016

ADM – IDPCB (Agency)

ADM - IDPCB (Agency)

ADM - IDPCB (Agency)

ACHS (CSC)

Sc. Director - III (CIHR)

ADM - FNIHB (HC)

4. Enhance internal collection and use of information

  1. Monitor and adjust for continuous improvement
  2. Update the logic model and performance measurement strategy to reflect the evolution of the Federal Initiative

Agree

All Federal Initiative partners will integrate tracking and monitoring of continuous improvement, including how knowledge generated is used to inform policy and practice, and course corrections in annual performance measurement reports and supporting performance management processes and will update the Federal Initiative's Performance Measurement Strategy (PMS).

4.1 Update the Federal Initiative PMS, including program profile, logic model, performance measurement framework and associated baselines, targets where applicable, and data collection strategies.

4.2 Implement the PMS which will include annual review against performance outcomes, and appropriate modifications to activities to ensure Federal Initiative is on target.

March 2015

March 2016

ADM - IDPCB (Agency) in partnership with other Federal Initiative departments/agencies

ADM – IDPCB (Agency)
ADM – FNIHB (HC)
Sc. Director – III (CIHR)
ACHS (CSC)

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