Houston Health Department
Data Collection and Use
Houston project area is one of the 23 project sites that initiated data
collection in 2005. Over recent project cycles, the Houston site has
accumulated a large volume of data from both interviews and medical record abstractions, which have been subjected to various forms of statistical (descriptive and inferential) analyses. The outcomes are documented in the HMMP Fact Sheets and in the Book of Abstracts, Volume 1 - a collection of abstracts accepted for poster and oral presentations at local and national meetings and conferences from 2005-2012. Figures 1-4 below show a
summary of data collection activities from 2005 to 2012.
data provide local, state, and national estimates of the clinical and
behavioral characteristics of persons receiving HIV care. MMP data are
used to monitor the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy goal of increasing
access to care and optimizing health outcomes among persons living with
HIV. HIV Prevention planning groups, Ryan White CARE Act planning
councils and consortia, providers of HIV care, policy leaders, and
people living with HIV infection can
all benefit from the use of the data. Data can inform HIV prevention activities, highlight disparities in care and services, identify unmet needs, evaluate services, and guide policy and funding decisions aimed at reducing the spread
of HIV and improving the quality of care for people living with HIV infection.
The Project at a Glance
the project’s inception in 2005, both provider participation and
patient interviews collected have increased over the course of the
years as the MMP has become better known in the local HIV/AIDS
For more information about HMMP and participation in the project, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology at 832-393-5080 or contact by email.