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HIV/AIDS Policy Process
Sheila Zinnerman
HCS/455 Health Care Policy: The Past and the Future
University of Phoenix, Augusta Campus
June 9th, 2011
Sharon E. Reed. MA, MPA

HIV/AIDS Policy Process Part I The Offices of HIV/AIDS Policy spear-headed by the president of the United States promotes health and human services policies concerning implementation and development of HIV/AIDS policy, programs and resources. This paper will describe the first three stages of the policy process. The stages of interest here are the formulation, legislative and implementation stages. The goal of the HIV/AIDS Policy is to engage individuals, schools, organizations, and communities for the fight against HIV/AIDS. The policy’s objective is to change people’s attitudes about those living with HIV and those who are most at-risk for the disease (OHAP, 2010). In order to attain these goals unified groups and agencies are needed to form a policy.
The Formulation Stage During this stage of the policy process information from institutional and national research programs are gathered from reports, research projects, resource flows like human resources and development patterns, medical research councils, and ministries whose activities affect the health of people. Within this stage long and short term goals are stated considering future of health scenarios and relative research needs. Policy guidelines specifying priority topics and themes are formulated. Listed below are eight other factors included in this stage: * Resource allocation for clinical, basic and applied research * Human resource development * Strengthening the capacity of research institutions * Legislative requirements, procedures for evaluation, results and use * Informing the public of research outcomes/debates * Modalities for funding internal/externally
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