Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement

Who we are

Date: 01/31/2019 Description: ICPI Logo featuring a gradient blue bar graph and centered red AIDS ribbon. © PEPFAR ImageFirst announced in 2014, the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement (ICPI) brings together experts from PEPFAR’s eight interagency partners under one roof, including the Census Bureau; Department of Defense (DoD); the following agencies from the Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA); Peace Corps; U.S. Department of State (DoS); and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),.

Staff from these agencies form a body of subject matter experts in HIV/AIDS program areas, data streams (program results, epidemiologic data, financial and expenditure data and quality), and analytics. ICPI is comprised of staff from a variety of backgrounds, including biostatisticians, epidemiologists, mathematicians, data scientists, medical professionals, public health professionals, business analysts, computer scientists, data engineers, and program experts. Along with expertise in a variety of analytic software, methodologies, and data sources, ICPI analysts combined speak over 15 languages.

What we do

ICPI serves as a catalyst for data-driven, objective, and transparent interagency decision-making. Its mission is to:

  • Increase understanding of PEPFAR-supported programs from an agency and interagency perspective through the use and development of common tools and approaches for integrated data analyses
  • Facilitate data exchange with country teams and at headquarters, through improved information systems, data exchange platforms, and data access and transparency
  • Promote innovative analyses, visualizations, and approaches to data use, including the automation of key analyses
  • Integrate information to improve PEPFAR efficiency, outcomes, and impact

ICPI strives to integrate PEPFAR data streams to better understand the scope of the epidemic and the resources needed to control the epidemic. ICPI aims to improve the quality of PEPFAR-supported services, direct support and resources more effectively, assess outcomes, and ultimately increase the impact of every PEPFAR dollar spent.

How we work

ICPI works in partnership with the Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control (PRIME) Team within the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and has designated lead representatives from each of the six interagency partners. Together, these twelve interagency leads and the Director of PRIME at OGAC comprise the ICPI management team.

ICPI is comprised of six clusters, which work with the Epidemic Control Teams (ECTs), the Field, Agencies, and others to develop analytic workplans and products to respond to analytic questions to drive program improvement.

Image 1. ICPI Organization Structure

Date: 01/31/2019 Description: Organogram of ICPI's structure and engagements with stakeholders in OGAC, agencies, and field-based teams. © PEPFAR Image

Through these clusters, ICPI plans to achieve the following strategic objectives:

  • Increase engagement with field teams
  • Be a forum for active engagement between program subject matter experts (SMEs) and strategic information (SI) communities
  • Advance innovations in data management, analysis and use
  • Strengthen capacity to access, analyze, and use data
  • Streamline business practices to improve data use for program impact

Image 2. Prevention Cluster Dashboards

 

Date: 01/31/2019 Description: Various visualizations from Prevention Cluster's Dashboards, displaying data analyses on Orphans & Vulnerable Children, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, DREAMS, and Key Populations. © PEPFAR Image

 

Image 3. Treatment Cluster Analytic Framework and Dashboards

Date: 01/31/2019 Description: Various visualizations from Treatment Cluster's Dashboards, displaying data analyses on Performance Trends, Treatment Summary, and Tx_Net_New. Also includes a snapshot of the Cluster's Analytic Framework. © PEPFAR Image

For any questions related to ICPI, its clusters, or its visualizations, please email ICPI@state.gov.