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Indiana Statewide HIV Consumer Advisory Board

The Indiana Statewide HIV Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) is a program of the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of HIV/STD.

Mission Statement

To provide a mechanism through which people with HIV infection can have meaningful input into the development of policies and programs to address their needs.

The mission will be accomplished with and under the auspices of the Indiana Statewide HIV Consumer Advisory Board and the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of HIV/STD by carrying out these necessary functions:

  1. Provide input on the quality and functionality of existing and proposed HIV-related services in your District.
  2. Identify and provide input on gaps in HIV-related services in your District.
  3. Prioritize HIV-related service needs in your District.
  4. Recommend new programs and changes to existing programs in your District.

Each district has a seat on the Statewide CAB.  SWCAB membership is open to either HIV positive individuals or a parent/guardian of someone who is HIV positive.  Past issues the CAB has worked on include HIAP, ADAP, ASAP, EIP, HOPWA and billing and collections issues.

Membership at the district level is open to anyone who is infected or affected by HIV.  It is your District CAB and your participation is needed.

The District CAB provides input to the Statewide CAB through your Statewide Representative, giving you the opportunity to have a direct voice to the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of HIV/STD.

Our membership feels the group is a good alternative for support from other HIV positive people.  The CAB was involved with finding consumers to participate in the statewide needs assessment, the HIV housing needs assessment and HIV housing needs assessment studies.  The CAB has taken an active involvement to provide input for the recent changes with ICHIA.  Statewide and District CAB members have had opportunities to participate in both local and national conferences and trainings. 

It's your voice; make it heard!  Please call for the date, time, and location of our next meeting.

We are still growing and we are looking for conscientious people to be involved.  If you or someone you know is needing consumer information or assistance, we urge you to contact your case coordinator today.

If you would like to become involved with CAB, please contact your care coordinator or the HIV Services Advisory Board Liaison to find out who is your local Statewide representative.  When you bring your consumer issues to the table, it helps everyone.  We urge you to get involved.

For information, call

HIV Services Advisory Board  Liaison
Serina Kelly
Indiana Statewide HIV Consumer Advisory Board Program
2 North Meridian Street, 6-C
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: 317-233-7744 or Toll Free Services Line at 1-866-588-4948
Fax: 317-233-7663

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Indiana Comprehensive HIV Services Planning Advisory Council (CHSPAC)

Mission Statement

The overall mission of the Council is to work in partnership with Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). Jointly, the Council and ISDH share the mission of assuring HIV-positive individuals and their families access to a comprehensive network of high quality care and treatment services.

The Indiana State Department of Health's Division of HIV/STD formed the Indiana Comprehensive HIV Services Planning and Advisory Council  in 1999. The Council's purpose is to advise on the planning and development of a continuum of high quality, culturally sensitive, cost effective, client-centered health care and supportive services for persons with HIV disease and their families.

The Council is responsible for advising ISDH on HIV services. The membership of the Planning Council is designed to include service providers and those infected/affected with HIV.

Specifically, the Council fulfills the following tasks:

  1. Assesses the present and future prevalence and impact of HIV/AIDS in Indiana using data provided by the Indiana State Department of Health.
  2. Identifies current HIV care and treatment services available.
  3. Documents the unmet HIV service needs of individuals and their caregivers.
  4. Prioritizes HIV service needs and propose priority strategies and interventions.
  5. Develops a Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need and Comprehensive Plan, based on accurate community assessment for the organization and delivery of HIV/AIDS related services.
  6. Fosters and promotes the organization, coordination and delivery of HIV/AIDS services in Indiana.
  7. Assesses the effectiveness of the services offered in meeting the identified need.

Link to CHSPAC Meeting Minutes

For information, call

HIV Services Advisory Board  Liaison
Serina Kelly
Indiana Statewide HIV Consumer Advisory Board Program
2 North Meridian Street, 6-C
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: 317-233-7744 or Toll Free Services Line at 1-866-588-4948
Fax: 317-233-7663

or

Contact Your Care Coordinator
For more Information

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Indiana Statewide HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (CPG)

Mission Statement


The overall mission of the Planning Group is to adopt and periodically update a Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan for the State of Indiana.
This mission will be accomplished in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health by carrying out these necessary steps in HIV Prevention Community Planning:

  1. Assessing the present and future extent, distribution, and impact of HIV/AIDS in defined populations in the State of Indiana;
  1. Assessing existing community resources for HIV prevention to determine the State’s capability to respond to the epidemic. These resources should include fiscal, personnel, and program resources, as well as support from public (federal, state, county, municipal), private, and volunteer sources. This assessment should identify all HIV prevention programs and activities according to defined high risk populations;
  1. Identifying unmet HIV prevention needs within defined populations;
  1. Defining the potential impact of specific strategies and interventions to prevent new HIV infections in defined populations;
  1. Prioritizing HIV prevention needs by defined high risk populations and by specific strategies and interventions;
  1. Developing a Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan consistent with the high priority HIV prevention needs identified through the HIV Prevention Community Planning process; and
  1. Evaluating the effectiveness of the planning process.

Membership

Membership in the Prevention Community Planning Group is achieved via nominations received from around the state of Indiana, as well as including two (2) members nominated from the services planning body, the Comprehensive HIV Services Planning and Advisory Group (CHSPAC).
For information, call:


HIV Prevention Community Planning Group Coordinator
Barbara Burcham
bburcham@isdh.in.gov
Indiana Statewide HIV Community Planning Group Program
2 North Meridian Street, 6-C
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: 317-233-7197 or Toll Free Services Line at 1-866-588-4948
Fax: 317-233-7663

Link to CPG Meeting Minutes