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.

Full Council – Meetings from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Meetings Address: DOH-Broward, 780 SW 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Date | Location

February 15, 2024 – DOH-Broward Administration Auditorium

May 23, 2024 – Cancelled

August 15, 2024 – DOH-Broward Administration Auditorium

November 7, 2024 – DOH-Broward Administration Auditorium

Anyone interested in attending or getting on our email list, contact us for additional information.

Government Co-Chair: Rania H. Mills | Community Co-Chair: Emilio Aponte Sierra Paretti

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.

Executive Committee – Meetings from 10:00am – 11:30am

Meetings Address: DOH-Broward, 780 SW 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Date | Location

February 1, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco

May 2, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco

July 1, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco

October 24, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco

  • Black AIDS Advisory Group (BAAG)

    Black AIDS Advisory Group—meetings from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Group Purpose: To foster and develop linkages between community leaders and community-based organizations to the Florida Department of Health Broward by providing resources and strategies to increase quality HIV/AIDS services to minority communities.

    Government Co-Chair: Christella Therency | Community Co-Chair: James H. Lewis

    Email: Christella.Therency@flhealth.gov for additional information

    Meeting Address: DOH-Broward, 780 SW 24th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Date | Location

    January 9, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    February 6, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    March 5, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    April 2, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    May 7, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    June 4, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    July 2, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    August 6, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    September 3, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    October 1, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    November 5, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    December 3, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

  • Biomedical Advisory Group

    Biomedical Advisory Work Group—meetings from 10:00am until 12:00pm

    Group Purpose: To provide recommendations on strategies, goals and actions for the coordinated implementation of PrEP, nPEP, and other biomedical strategies for HIV Prevention in Broward County. This group acts as a resource/advisor to all other BCHPPC advisory workgroups to make bio medical interventions a specific part of all the workgroups.

    Government Co-Chair: Kimla McLaughlin | Community Co-Chair: Rob Shore

    Email: Kimla.McLaughlin@flhealth.gov for additional information

    Meeting Address: DOH-Broward, 780 SW 24th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Date | Location

    January 24, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    February 28, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    March 27, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

    April 24, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    May 29, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    June 26, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    July 31, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    August 28, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    September 25, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

    October 30, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    November 20, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

    December 11, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

  • MSM Advisory Work Group

    MSM Advisory Work Group—meetings from 2:00pm until 4:00pm

    Group Purpose: To provide recommendations and suggestions for improving and achieving greater accountability for HIV/AIDS prevention programs and activities targeting men who have sex with men in Broward County.

    Interim Government Co-Chair: Rania H. Mills | Community Co-Chair: Jameer Baptiste

    Email: Rania.Mills@flhealth.gov for additional information

    Meeting Address: DOH-Broward, 780 SW 24th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Date | Location

    January 11, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    February 8, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    March 14, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    April 17, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    May 9, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    June 13, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    July 11, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    August 8, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    September 12, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    October 10, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    November 21, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    December 12, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

  • Latinos en Acción (L.E.A)

    Latinos en Acción (L.E.A)—meetings from 10:00am until 12:00pm.

    Group Purpose: To empower and educate our community in Broward County regarding HIV/AIDS issues and about Hispanic/Latino community needs.

    Government Co-Chair: Rosalid Pena Camacho | Community Co-Chair: Arianna Lint

    Email: Rosalid.PenaCamacho@flhealth.gov for additional information

    Meeting Address: DOH-Broward, 780 SW 24th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Date | Location

    January 17, 2024 – Main Auditorium

    February 21, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

    March 20, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

    April 17, 2024 – FLHC Small Auditorium

    May 15, 2024 – Virtually

    June 19, 2024 – Cancelled

    July 17, 2024 – Virtually

    August 21, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    September 18, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    October 16, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    November 13, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

    December 18, 2024 – DOH-Broward’s Tobacco Room

  • Perinatal Advisory Group

    Perinatal Advisory Work Group—meetings from 9:00am until 11:00am

    Group Purpose: Provides updated education on perinatal HIV to the community, yearly updates to medical providers, and seeks to increase testing and awareness for all women of childbearing age.

    Government Co-Chair: Yvette Gonzalez | Community Co-Chair: Vacant

    Email: Yvette.Gonzalez@flhealth.gov for additional information

    Date | Location

    January 18, 2024 – Virtually

    February 15, 2024 – Virtually

    March 21, 2024 – Virtually

    April 18, 2024 – Virtually

    May 16, 2024 – Virtually

    June 20, 2024 – Virtually

    July 18, 2024 – Virtually

    August 15, 2024 – Virtually

    September 19, 2024 – Virtually

    October 17, 2024 – Virtually

    November 21, 2024 – Virtually

    December 19, 2024 – Virtually

  • Transgender Health in Action (THIA)

    Transgender Health in Action (THIA)—meetings from 2:30 until 3:30pm

    Group Purpose: THIA/T-House Transgender Advisory Group addresses issues such as the general health and wellbeing of the transgender community, as well as provide prevention education and testing to facilitate risk reduction from HIV and other infectious diseases in the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

    Interim Government Co-Chair: Rania H. Mill | Community Co-Chair: Tatiana Williams

    Email: Rania.Mills@flhealth.gov for additional information

    Virtual Meeting: Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
    https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/2778512498734299392
    After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

    Date | Location

    January 24, 2024 – Virtually

    February 28, 2024 – Virtually

    March 13, 2024 – Virtually

    April 10, 2024 – Virtually

    May 08, 2024 – Virtually

    June 12, 2024 – Virtually

    July 10, 2024 – Virtually

    August 14, 2024 – Virtually

    September 11, 2024 – Virtually

    October 09, 2024 – Virtually

    November 13, 2024 – Virtually

    December 11, 2024 – Virtually

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