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

2021 BCHPPC Full Council Mtg. Dates:

February 18, 2021
May 20, 2021
August 19, 2021
November 18, 2021

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-Chairs: Janelle Taveras Jtaveras@iapac.org

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.

2021 Executive Committee Mtg. Dates:

February 15, 2021
May 17, 2021
August 16, 2021
November 15, 2021

  • Black Treatment Advocates Network/Black AIDS Advisory Group (BTAN/BAAG)

    The BTAN/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 BTAN/BAAG: Black Workgroup aims to reduce new infections and eliminate racial/ethnic HIV/AIDS disparities within the Black community.

    COMMUNITY CHAIRS: JENNIFER PALMER
    jpalmer@careresource.org
    GOVERNMENT CHAIR: KRYSTLE KIRKLAND MOBLEY
    Krystle.Kirkland-Mobley@flhealth.gov
    (954) 847-8068
    Jan 7, 2019 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Feb 4, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Mar 3, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    April 7, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    May 5, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    June 2, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 7, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Aug 4, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Sept 1, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Oct 6, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Nov 3, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Dec 1, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Broward County Schools Advisory Group

    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)
    Jan 12, 2020 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Feb 13, 2020 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    March 12, 2020 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    April 9, 2020 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    May 14, 2020 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    June 2020 BCS No meeting during summer
    July 2020 BCS No meeting during summer
    Aug 2020 BCS No meeting during summer
    Sept 2020 BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    Oct 2020 BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    Nov 2020 BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    Dec 2020 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: JORGE GARDELA
    GOVERNMENT CO-CHAIR:
    TBA
    Jan 15, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Feb 19, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Mar 18, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    April 15, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    May 20, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 17, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 23, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Aug 19, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Sep 16, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m..
    Oct 21, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Nov 18, 2020 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Dec, 16, 2020 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
    Jan 13, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Feb 10, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Mar 9, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    April 13, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    May 11, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    June 8, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    July 11, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Aug 10, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Sep 14, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Oct 12, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Nov 9, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Dec 14, 2020 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 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
    Jan 16, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Feb 20, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Mar 19, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    April 16, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    May 21, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 18, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 16, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Aug 20, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Sept 17, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Oct 15, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Nov 19, 2020 PAG 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Dec 17, 2020 PAG 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
    rshore@midwaycare.org
    GOVERNMENT CHAIR: GARY WEISSMAN
    Gary.Weissman@flhealth.gov
    Jan 23, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Feb 27, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Mar 26, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    April 23, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    May 28, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Jun 25, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 23, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Aug 27, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Sep 24, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Oct 22, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Nov 26, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Dec 24, 2020 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Transgender Advisory Group

    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: AVANI RAMANATHAN
    Ramanathan@flhealth.gov
    Jan 23, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Feb 27, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    March 26, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    April 30, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    May 28, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    June 25, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    July 30, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Aug 27, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Sept 24, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Oct 29, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Nov 25, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Dec 23, 2020 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 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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