Prioritization methods for hiv community planning

Ana P. Johnson-Masotti, Steven D. Pinkerton, David R. Holtgrave

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Since 1994, community planning groups (CPGs) have played an important role in shaping local HIV prevention efforts. The community planning process requires CPGs to prioritize HIV prevention interventions and unmet needs among at-risk populations. This article describes and compares four prioritization methods: (1) the ranking method, (2) Holtgrave’s method, (3) Kaplan’s method, and (4) a novel utility-based prioritization method. These methods are compared in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and political feasibility. The methods described here are meant to assist CPGs in the difficult prioritization task by helping CPG members organize their thoughts in the prioritization process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-85
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Community planning
  • Decision making
  • HIV prevention
  • Prioritization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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