Community Planning Group
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandated in 1993 that state health departments seek input from communities infected with and affected by HIV when planning HIV prevention programs. In response, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene formed a statewide Community Planning Group (CPG) at the beginning of 1994.
CPG membership is determined by appointment, based on specific criteria designed to ensure that the composition of the CPG reflects the HIV epidemic in Maryland. CPG representation is sought from HIV-infected persons, members of affected communities, families affected by the virus, advocates of target populations, prevention workers at community based organizations and local health departments, and other professionals working with at-risk populations. In the current national climate, planning is very important. It is important that the federal HIV prevention resources in Maryland respond to the diverse needs for HIV prevention in the state.
Maryland HIV Prevention Community Planning Group Brochure
2012 CPG Meeting Schedule
Maryland 2012-2014 HIV Plan.pdf
The CPG seeks representation from among the five regions of Maryland:
Central MD - Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard Counties, & Baltimore City
Eastern MD - Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, & Worcester Counties
Southern MD - Calvert, Charles, & St. Mary's Counties
Suburban MD - Montgomery & Prince George's Counties
Western MD - Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, & Washington Counties
While the meetings are open to all interested in the HIV prevention planning process, CPG membership is determined through an application process. If you are interested in applying for membership, please submit an application. For further information, please contact Dionna Robinson at (410) 767-0605 or e-mail Dionna.Robinson@Maryland.gov
Maryland HIV Plan