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IHIV PREVENTION COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUP MEETING
April 21, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8 T1 and T2 (Training Room)
**Please note that this meeting was not a normally scheduled meeting.
The decision to hold this meeting was required during the March 17th meeting.
Present CPG Members:
Harris, Larry (State Co-Chair)
Urias Hail, Anna
Absent CPG Members:
Gilmore, Ramona (Tony Gillespie as Proxy)
Present ISDH Staff:
Present Technical Advisors:
Note: Tony Gillespie is Proxy for Ramona Gilmore.
No other proxies determined.
March 17, 2009 CPG minutes were reviewed and the following corrections were noted:
Consensus to accept the minutes with the corrections noted was made at 10:20.
March 17, 2009 Self-Assessment was reviewed with the following comments made:
- Anna reported that it was mentioned to her that a 2-day meeting was too extreme.
- Committee reports that it was necessary and a letter was sent out prior to the meeting; therefore, no one was not aware of the 2-day requirement prior to there attendance.
- No changes will be made to the Orientation Process at this time.
Larry Harris reports that he would present it again to Sarah, Division Director.
- Body reports that everyone is free to take breaks at their own leisure and if the body feels as if a break is needed, ask the co-chair for a short recess.
Consensus to accept the Self-Assessment was made at 10:30.
Consensus to accept the CPG Attendance was made at 10:35.
Executive Committee Attendance Reviewed at 10:35.
Executive Committee Minutes were reviewed at 10:35 the following comments were
- Future minutes will be bulleted/highlighted only.
Diverts to both Tony Gillespie and Debra Stanley regarding issues with the MSM project.
Reports that the concerns he had were answered by Cena.
Questions regarding the Memorandum of Understanding. Cena reports that one has been developed and passed on to Dr. Bailey.
Larry Harris reports that Sarah Renner is not comfortable placing it on the web; reports that it is outdated and costs money to place on the web.
Members request that the 2002 and 2007 Needs Assessment be made available to them electronically.
LUNCH- 12:00 TO 1:00-SOUTH BEND CHOCOLATE COMPANY
Meeting was scheduled to reconvene at 1:00 p.m.; however, the Epi Committee had a meeting in the hallway prior to, causing the meeting to reconvene at 1:30 p.m..
*Please note that the Transcription Machine failed and nothing after lunch was recorded.
Given by Tony Gillespie
Target populations are mandated by the CDC.
Tony Gillespie reports that:
1. These populations do not mean that other populations can not be served, and
2. Populations are determined by the Epi data and disease prevalence.
Reports that Hispanic will be removed from population 3 (African-American Women).
Reports that White will be removed from population 2 (MSM).
Reports that they would like to complete a Needs Assessment on Emerging Populations; at present there is no data to support Hispanic women as a target population.
1. Votes were tallied and tied 8 at no to accept the populations and 8 to accept them.
2. Open discussion took place with everyone given the opportunity to state their thoughts.
Yes-to accept the populations: 10Target Populations:
No-to not accept the populations: 3
Abstained from the voting: 2
(1 voting member left prior to voting)
1. People living with HIV/AIDS
3. Heterosexual Women (African-American Women)
4. Youth (Aged 13-24)
5. Intravenous Drug Users
In response to some of the comments made on the self assessments with individuals ready for work, for those individuals who are ready for work, please contact me.
In reference to the request for town hall meetings at year end of 2008, I would like to complete at least 3 town hall meetings before year end of 2009. Please contact me if you are interested and we can work together to make it happen.
Requests an update on the results of the African-American Women’s Forum.
No Comments Made.
Addresses the body regarding AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist Annual AIDS Walk Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the Truman's Entertainment Complex at 100 Center Mishawaka, IN 46544. Registration: 12 p.m.; Step Off: 2 p.m.
Addresses the body stating that the Hispanic Coalition was selected #1 in the State of Indiana.
Addresses the body regarding the Annual Cultural Conference being held on June 8th; more details will be forwarded to Cena as the date approaches.
Sister Speak Luncheon was a success, it was held on 3/20 at the Gary Community Health Center in Gary, IN with over 100 people in attendance.
On 4/12 MATEC hosted an HIV Symposium Update, audience consisted of physicians, dentist, Pharmacists, and social workers with a total of 130 participants.
3/18 Rally March was a success with approximately 100 people in attendance (a representative from each region), a ribbon was carried and many were able to speak with their districts representative.
Addresses the body stating that he is trying to get Rev. Charles King to Indianapolis from New York City in the fall. He is in charge of the Champaign to end AIDS. He is also trying to get Rev. Sanders from Tennessee.
Adjourn at 3:40 p.m.
NEXT MEETING ON May 19th, 2009 AT 10:00 A.M.