The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium
112 North Broad Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 988-9970 (Phone)
(215) 988-9902 (Fax)
The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (the Consortium) is an HIV-specific, consumer-driven, technical assistance provider in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Consortium provides regional leadership training, technical assistance and program coordination to community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations.
Grant Project Information
Technical Assistance Project (TAP)
(215) 988-9970 x303
The purpose of TAP is to improve the delivery of HIV/AIDS services to certain target populations by improving the capacity of existing service providers to operate and fund projects directly targeted to these populations. Currently, many of the existing community-based organizations do not have the capacity to manage their operations efficiently, provide effective services or develop sustainable public or private funding bases. Many of the agencies operate on a restricted budget, which creates three structural barriers to improving operational efficiency, achieving economies of scale and reaching sustainability. TAP plans to implement the following strategies/practices or interventions:
- Help organizations develop the capacity to provide HIV/AIDS-related services;
- Provide ongoing programmatic technical assistance and training;
- Develop a network of medical care, mental health and substance abuse providers to provide services as a referral source;
- Improve internal operational capacity of participating organizations,
- Enhance the ability of participating organizations to find and obtain HIV/AIDS-related funding and
- Increase the number of individuals receiving direct services by teaching participating organizations about testing, counseling and CARE services.
- Measuring the number of HIV/AIDS service providers focusing on at-risk minority populations,
- Whether the training increased the number of providers able to provide services to the special sub-populations of interest,
- Whether the TAP-trained agencies can sustain programs and increase services,
- Whether organizational changes have occurred in the TAP-trained agencies to ensure more effective governance and expanded services, and
- Whether the training created more culturally-competent, high-quality programming by clients.
These performance indicators will be monitored through such data collection tools as program participation data, a consumer satisfaction survey, program staff survey data, consumer feedback interviews. TAP will evaluate services provided and longer-term effects of the program. It will collect process information to track the progress of each client and program effectiveness.OMH objective(s) towards which the project's results most contribute
- Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
- Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)