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Project S.O.A.R. (Supporting Operational AIDS Research): Positive Health Dignity and Prevention Sub-Project
Dr. Larry Chang is a Co-Investigator for this effort.
The goal of Project SOAR (Supporting Operational AIDS Research) is to improve the quality and impact of HIV and AIDS program outcomes by strengthening operations research and evaluation activities. Project SOAR supports the PEPFAR Blueprint Roadmap for Driving Results with Science and contributes to PEPFAR’s Impact Agenda. Project SOAR is awarded to the Population Council in collaboration with its partners, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Futures Group, Futures Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The period of performance is September 15, 2014 through September 14, 2019.
The project will advance an operations research and evaluation agenda, in collaboration with the Office of HIV and AIDS and USAID country teams in three areas:
- Conducting high quality operational research and evaluation studies to improve and advance HIV and AIDS program implementation;
- Capacity building to strengthen local institutions’ capacity to design and conduct high quality operational research and evaluation, and;
- Data dissemination and data utilization of operational research and evaluation data and findings.