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Program Goals

Introduction and Focus

The IHS HIV/AIDS Program serves as the national comprehensive resource within IHS, and aims to include all service delivery systems, both internal and external, including IHS, Tribal and Urban facilities. Program goals include input from community members, organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS, providers, federal agencies, healthcare workers and tribal and urban representation.


  • Serve as the model for a planning process that can be referenced, reproduced, evaluated, and adjusted
  • Identify components and priority areas needed for this comprehensive HIV/AIDS working document
  • Guide IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) health personnel with activities that are both collaborative and integrative
  • Develop a focused process to enhance efficiency and avoid redundancy of initiatives within and external to IHS
  • Develop a consistent process for strategic planning
  • Enumerate framework for future planning
  • Serve as a monitoring and evaluation tool of activities to be reviewed on an ongoing basis
  • Achieve the highest quality program that serves the mission and supports Director’s initiatives
  • Serve as a 3-year administrative blueprint for further development and progression of the IHS HIV/AIDS Program

Program Goals

  • To assist AI/AN individuals in becoming aware of their HIV status
  • To reduce the number of new HIV infections annually
  • To reduce transmission risk by behavior change, prevention education and open discussion about HIV/AIDS
  • To ensure access to and quality health services for those living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk
  • To form sustainable collaborations and integrative approaches to maximize resources for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and mitigation