SAMPLING OF ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL ATTRIBUTES

TABLE G-1 Governmental Organizational Models

Government Agency

Attributes

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) http://www.cdc.gov/eis

  • Headquartered at CDC, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and receives its budget and congressional oversight through DHHS.

  • Employs qualified personnel for 2-year positions.

  • International work can be part of a 2-year service, but service is never completely overseas.

  • EIS officers are placed within CDC or a similar agency.

  • Have 20 field programs to support international efforts.

  • 130 current EIS officers that are placed according to the needs of a specific location.

  • Epidemiologic investigations can be related to HIV/AIDS.

CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/default.htm

  • CDC is an agency of the DHHS and receives its budget and congressional oversight through DHHS.

  • GAP works under the direction of the Office of the Global AIDS coordinator.

  • Deploy and employ experienced staff for 2-year terms.

  • Maintain offices abroad including support staff.

  • Active in 25 countries including all PEPFAR countries.

  • Programs include addressing opportunistic infections, TB, and other STIs. Focus on prevention and surveillance.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) http://www.hrsa.gov

  • HRSA is an agency of the DHHS and receives its budget and congressional oversight through DHHS.

  • Programs were domestic until recently (intradepartmental delegation of authority from CDC) but it is unclear if they have the capacity to support volunteers overseas.

  • One of their strategies is to provide support to developing countries to rapidly expand the pool of trained providers, managers, and allied health staff to improve HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria services. In addition they



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