Broward County HIV Prevention Planning Council (BCHPPC)

The Broward County HIV Prevention Planning Council (BCHPPC) is built on a model of partnership between the federal government, local and state health department and community participation. HIV prevention planning is a process that is based on the concept that the best way to respond to the HIV epidemic is through local decision making.

BCHPPC Mission & Goals

The mission of the BCHPPC is to plan and prioritize HIV prevention efforts for Broward County within the existing policy environment, with the goal of eliminating new HIV infections in Broward County.

BCHPPC consists of the Full Council, the Executive Committee, and seven advisory groups. BCHPPC will meet on a quarterly basis

2022 BCHPPC Full Council Mtg. Dates:

February 17, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May 19, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
August 18, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
November 17, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

All BCHPPC Advisory Meetings Are Virtual Until Further Notice

Anyone interested in attending or getting on our email list, contact the government co chairs or email
Government Co-Chair: Quasia Cowan Quasia.Cowan@flhealth.gov
Community Co-Chair: Emilio Apontesierraparetti

BCHPPC Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee’s primary responsibility is to plan activities required to run the Full Council (i.e. set agendas, amend the bylaws, etc.). Membership of the Executive Committee consists of: the two BCHPPC Co-Chairs and the community and government Co-Chairs of each advisory work group. The Executive committee will meet on a quarterly basis.

2022 Executive Committee Mtg. Dates:

Meeting dates pending

  • Black AIDS Advocacy Group (BAAG)

    The BAAG Black Workgroup will strengthen Black leadership, link Black PLWHA into care, raise HIV science literacy, and mobilize communities to advocate for policy and research priorities. While implementing core components of PS12-1201, the BAAG: Black Workgroup aims to reduce new infections and eliminate racial/ethnic HIV/AIDS disparities within the Black community.

    COMMUNITY CHAIRS: damon jones, damon@afroprideflorida.org GOVERNMENT CHAIR:
    Cramita Goss, Cramita.Goss@flhealth.gov
    January 4, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    February 1, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    March 1, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    April 5, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    May 3, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    June 7, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 5, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    August 2, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    September 6, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    October 4, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    November 1, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    December 7, 2022 BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Broward County Schools Youth

    The Broward County Public Schools HIV Advisory Youth Workgroup will serve the District and Broward County as an advisory and action group. Engaging and empowering youth to increase HIV/AIDS/STI awareness and testing is an objective of this workgroup. A group of 10-20 BCPS high school students will be invited to participate in the workgroup. Meeting dates and times will be arranged based on student availability. The BCHPPC mission and goals will guide student work.

    Community Co-chair: LORENZO ROBERTSON
    lrobertson@pridecenterflorida.org
    Government Co-chair: SEBRINA JAMES
    sebrina.james@browardschools.com
    (754-321-1655)
    January 13, 2022 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    February 10, 2022 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    March 10, 2022 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    April 14, 2022 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    May 12, 2022 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June BCS No meeting held during summer
    July BCS No meeting held during summer
    August BCS No meeting held during summer
    September BCS No meeting held during summer
    TBD BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    TBD BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    TBD BCS Please call or email for meeting location

  • Latino en Accion

    A coalition of Latino community members, representatives from Latino-serving organizations, and the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Latinos en Acción utilizes High Impact Prevention strategies to improve HIV health outcomes for Latinos in Florida while implementing core components of PS12-1201.

    COMMUNITY CHAIR: EVELYN LOVERA ELOVERA@HIGHIMPACTO.ORG
    GOVERNMENT CO-CHAIR: VACANT
    January 19, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    February 16, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    March 16, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    April 20, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    May 18, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 15, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 20, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    August 17, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    September 21, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m..
    October 19, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    November 16, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    December 21, 2022 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • MSM

    In implementing the core components of PS12-1201, the Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Advisory Group organizes thought leaders and decision-makers to fully mobilize the MSM community in Broward County and build capacity to address the various factors that facilitate HIV infection in the MSM community.

    COMMUNITY CO-CHAIR: JAMEER BAPTISTE
    jameerbaptiste@gmail.com
    GOVERNMENT CO-CHAIR: EDRICK JOHNSON
    Ederick.Johnson@flhealth.gov
    January 10, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    February 14, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    March 14, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    April 11, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    May 9, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    June 13, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    July 11, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    August 8, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    September 12, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    October 10, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    November 14, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    December 12, 2022 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Perinatal Advisory Group

    The Perinatal Advisory Group (PHPN) ensures implementation of PS12-1201 core components while providing updated education on perinatal HIV to the community, yearly updates to medical providers, and seeking to increase testing and awareness for all women of child-bearing age.

    COMMUNITY CO-CHAIR: DR. ANA PUGA
    (954)-675-4578
    GOVERNMENT CO-CHAIR: YVETTE GONZALEZ
    Yvette.Gonzalez@flhealth.gov
    (954)-467-4700 x 5541
    January 20, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    February 17, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    March 17, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    April 21, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    May 19, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 16, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 21, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    August 18, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    September 15, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    October 20, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    November 17, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    December 15, 2022 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Biomedical Advisory Group

    The Biomedical Advisory Workgroup serves to provide recommendations on strategies, goals and actions for the coordinated implementation of Biomedical HIV Prevention strategies in Broward .County. In addition, this workgroup acts as a resource/advisor to all other BCHPPC advisory workgroups who include Biomedical-specific goals in their work plans

    COMMUNITY CO-CHAIR: ROBERT SHORE
    DrROBSHORE@YAHOO.COM
    GOVERNMENT CHAIR: GARY WEISSMAN
    Gary.Weissman@flhealth.gov
    January 26, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    February 23, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    March 30, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    April 27, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    May 25, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 29, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 27, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    August 31, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    September 28, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    October 26, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    November 16, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    December 14, 2022 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Transgender Health in Action (THIA)

    Transgender Health In Action (THIA) provides peer on peer assistance as well as collaborative educational workshops specific to the transgender community in implementation of the core components of PS12-1201. THIA addresses issues of health, safety, prevention, testing and stigma and provides mentorship to reinforce a sense of self-worth and positive well being.

    COMMUNITY CO-CHAIR: TATIANA WILLIAMS
    Tatiana@transinclusivegroup.org
    GOVERNMENT CO-CHAIR: vacant
    January 26, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    February 23, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    March 30, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    April 27, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    May 25, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    June 22, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    July 27, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    August 31, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    September 28, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    October 26, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    November 16, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    December 14, 2022 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Get involved. Become a Community Leader!

HIV prevention works best when there is community involvement. BCHPPC ensures that critical HIV prevention programs are informed by and succeed in reaching Broward County’s diverse populations. Your voice, input, and support is needed to help end this epidemic. Are you ready to join us? Contact us

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