Listed below are several planning coalitions both community based and federally mandated.
If you're interested being an active part of the War on HIV/AIDS, one or more of these
groups would be a great place to start and will help secure the future of the generations
that follow us all.
a standing committee of the Service Providers Council of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. This committee is comprised of advocates, community
members and policy experts interested in HIV/AIDS legislation and funding at the local,
state and federal levels. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month at 411 S.
Wells Street. For more information, contact Jim Pickett at 312-922-2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
a federally mandated planning coalition that is also known as the Ryan White Planning
Council, establishes service priorities for the allocation of Ryan White CARE Act
Title I funds. The CARE Act provides federal funds for medical and social support
services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Members of the Planning Council are service
providers, public health officials, and affected and infected community members. The
Council meets the third Friday of each month from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon to conduct
planning for the Chicago Eligible Metropolitan Area, consisting of Chicago and nine
northeastern Illinois counties. For more information, please contact Linda Young at
the Chicago Department of Health at (312) 747-9662, or Young_Linda@cdph.org.
(CBGMC): a coalition of community leaders dedicated to mobilizing the African American community
and its allies to reduce overall health disparities and increase community wellness
by: addressing homophobia, confronting HIV/AIDS, and identifying sound strategies
to stopping the spread of HIV and other STD’s. The caucus meets monthly at various
locations in the Chicago area. For more information, contact Rob Warden at 312-388-0431
EASE's mission is to form a supportive network for people infected and affected by
HIV/AIDS and to ensure that they are at the forefront of all efforts to end the epidemic.
EASE meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information, contact Patrice
Dean at 773-271-2241 x. 203, email@example.com or Bruce Edwards at 312-747-9645, Edwards_Bruce@cdph.org.
a federally mandated and demographically diverse group of volunteers working collaboratively
with the Chicago Department of Public Health for the purpose of developing and overseeing
the implementation of a comprehensive HIV prevention plan to reduce or stop the spread
of HIV among the people of Chicago. The Chicago HPPG meets the last Wednesday of every
month. For more information, contact Esther Moreno at 312-747-9668.
a collaboration and coalition among service providers of HIV/AIDS, TB, STD and substance
abuse programs. The coalition meets on the last Friday of every month from 2:00 –
4:00 pm at Test Positive Aware Network, 5537 N. Broadway. For more information, contact
Patrice Dean at (773) 271-2241 x. 203, firstname.lastname@example.org.
a network of HIV/AIDS services consumers, health and human service providers dedicated
to quality HIV/AIDS services, by providing local support, advice and advocacy to ensure
the equity of services in the southern metropolitan Chicago region for all health
disparities that affect the African American community. SHARP is the city’s oldest
regional planning group, established in 1995 and meets the third Monday of every month
at Ferrell House, 1415 E. 65th Street between 2:30pm and 4pm. For more information
contact Phyllis Rodgers at 312-572-4861 or email@example.com
(SSHARC): a coalition of service providers who’s mission is to facilitate quality
coordinated and comprehensive services with dignity and respect for individuals living
with or at risk of, and affected by HIV/AIDS in South Cook County, through a broad
base of community organizations, health department and HIV/AIDS service consumers.
The coalition meets the second Monday of the month from 10 am-12:00 pm at 1645 Cottage
Grove in Ford Heights, IL. For more information contact La Trese Denton at 708-753-5835
a multi-member coalition of community organizations, businesses, individuals and
HIV/AIDS services consumers concerned with the provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS
prevention and care services, substance abuse, direct care and other health promotion
services on the west side of Chicago. WHARP meets the third Monday of the month at
Prevention Partnership, 5936 W. Lake Street. For more information, contact Linda Johnson at 773-650-3216
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