Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV) Program

The BSSV Program no longer offers capacity building technical assistance as the grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended.  However, resources are still available.

The BSSV Program was a national HIV prevention technical assistance program directed by the APA Office on AIDS and funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For CBOs

For CBOs

Fact Sheet Series
Evidence-based Interventions (EBIs)

Learn more about EBIs.

You can also visit the CDC's Capacity Building Assistance Portal for HIV Prevention website. This site provides capacity building assistance (CBA) and HIV prevention information, and it also answers common questions about capacity building resources. 



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Resources
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and HIV/AIDS
HIV Integrated Care

Integration of mental health care, substance abuse care and HIV/AIDS prevention care
This site provides a resource center for current research, valid and reliable mental health and substance abuse screening instruments, integration best practices and fact sheets regarding the integration of mental health care, substance abuse care and HIV prevention care.

SISTA

Resource guide for adapting SISTA for Latinas SISTA Resource Guide for Adapting SISTA for Latinas (PDF, 4MB)
This guide was created to provide practical technical assistance and resources to staff of community-based organizations who want to use the Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS (SISTA) intervention with Latina populations.

 

Developing an Evaluation Plan

As one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) funded capacity building assistance (CBA) providers, the Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV) Program is tasked with providing CBA to community-based organizations (CBOs) across the U.S. and U.S. Territories. One of the most common requests for assistance involves the development of program evaluation plans. As evaluation plans are often an integral component of funding applications, we have compiled a list of resources that offer specific and applicable guidance on this topic. While this list is not exhaustive, the resources included here include manuals, workbooks and interactive online guides for developing an effective evaluation plan.

The BSSV Program is available to provide you with free CBA should you need more resources or information on developing your program evaluation plan. For more information on how to request free CBA please visit the "For CBOs" tab of this BSSV website. 

  • Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan (PDF, 2.46MB) 
    Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO). Developed for use by program managers and evaluators, this guide offers guidance on a wide range of health promotion program evaluation topics including evaluation plan development.

  • Evaluation Guide (PDF, 168KB) 
    Provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Although originally intended for use in the evaluation of heart disease and stroke prevention activities, the basic principles of program evaluation and planning are applicable to all disease prevention/health promotion programs. 

  • Evaluating Your Community Based Program (Part One [PDF, 1.15MB] and Part Two [PDF, 1.64MB])
    A guide developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program and focuses on issues unique to community based health promotion programs. It is a two-part guide structured in a workbook format and includes case studies to demonstrate the application of evaluation concepts. 

  • Evaluation Plan Workbook (PDF, 978KB) 
    Developed by the Innovation Network, this evaluation plan tool is part of a larger program evaluation series. This online guide features interactive tools meant to offer step-by-step instruction through the evaluation planning process and even saves your work so you return to it at a later time.

  • CDC Program Evaluation Resources
    The CDC offers an extensive list of program planning and evaluation resources that include step-by-step manuals on logic models, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of specific interventions.

HIV-Specific Resources
E-Newsletters
The BSSV Program will feature upcoming E-News highlights of program activities, new resources, CDC updates, news from the field and other exciting information.
Fact Sheet Series
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Series

Healthy Relationships
The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Initiative is a unique mentoring plan that includes online training courses, face-to-face trainings, exchange webinar sessions and more.

Additional Resources

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