Programming Connection

Health Promotion Case Management Program 

AIDS Vancouver
Vancouver, BC


The HPCM program evaluation uses a mixed-method model that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative analysis. It assesses process, outcomes and impact:

  1. Process: The evaluation uses focus groups and surveys to assess fidelity to the model and leadership/partnership components. Case managers participated in a focus group to review the workflow, documentation and team functioning. The Lead Agency model, and communication and partnership strategies were assessed using components adapted from the validated Partnership Self-Assessment tool from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.
  2. Outcome: Short-, medium- and long-term outcomes were identified in the program logic model and proxy measures were assigned for each outcome. To effectively evaluate change in client vulnerability, AIDS Vancouver adapted the Ryan White Acuity Measurement Scale (from the U.S.) which accounts for both behavioural and structural risk factors and is administered during intake and then at six-week intervals.
  3. Impact: To assess program impact, Vancouver Coastal Health’s Public Health Surveillance Unit will follow two cohorts to monitor HIV incidence. Cohort A will be clients who successfully complete the program and cohort B are those do not complete the program.