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 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May 20, 2021 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
August 19, 2021 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
November 18, 2021 – 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.

2021 Executive Committee Mtg. Dates:

February 15, 2021 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
May 17, 2021 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
August 16, 2021 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
November 15, 2021 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

  • 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: damon jones, damon@afroprideflorida.org GOVERNMENT CHAIR:
    Cramita Goss, Cramita.Goss@flhealth.gov
    Jan 5, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Feb 2, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Mar 2, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    April 6, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    May 4, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    June 1, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    July 6, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Aug 3, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Sept 7, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Oct 5, 2021 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Nov 3, 2020 BTAN/BAAG 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Dec 7, 2021 BTAN/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 14, 2021 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    February 11, 2021 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    March 11, 2021 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    April 8, 2021 BCS 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    May 2021 BCS No meeting during summer
    June 2021 BCS No meeting during summer
    July 2021 BCS No meeting during summer
    August 2021 BCS No meeting during summer
    September 2021 BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    October 2021 BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    November 2021 BCS Please call or email for meeting location
    December 2021 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 20, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    February 17, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    March 17, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    April 21, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    May 19, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 16, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 21, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    August 18, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    September 15, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m..
    October 20, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    November 17, 2021 Latino en Accion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    December 15, 2021 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 11, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    February 8, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    March 8, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    April 12, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    May 10, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    June 14, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    July 12, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    August 9, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    September 13, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    October 11, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    November 8, 2021 MSM 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    December 13, 2021 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 21, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    February 18, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    March 18, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    April 15, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    May 21, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    June 17, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    July 15, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    August 19, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    September 16, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    October 21, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    November 18, 2021 Perinatal Advisory Group 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    December 16, 2021 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 28, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    February 25, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    March 31, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    April 28, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    May 26, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    June 30, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    July 28, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    August 25, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    September 29, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    October 27, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    November 24, 2021 Biomedical Advisory Group 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    December 22, 2021 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: vacant
    January 27, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    February 24, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    March 31, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    April 28, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    May 26, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    June 30, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    July 28, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    August 25, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    September 29, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    October 27, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    November 24, 2021 Transgender Advisory Group 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    December 22, 2021 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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