The Vermont HIV Community Advisory Group

WHAT IS THE CAG?

Every state health department in the United States convenes an HIV Planning Group of community members that assists with planning services for HIV care and prevention. Vermont's planning group is the HIV Community Advisory Group and is made up of service providers and HIV positive consumers from around the state.

  • CAG's Mission: To promote effective HIV Care and Prevention Programs in the state of Vermont.

  • CAG's Purpose: The CAG acts in an advisory capacity to the Vermont Department of Health HIV/STD/HCV Program (VDH HSH) on issues of HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

WHAT DOES THE CAG DO?

The CAG advises the VDH HSH on issues related to HIV in Vermont via bimonthly meetings. This includes representing the needs of people living with HIV in Vermont, advising on targeted funding areas and priority populations, and responding to changes in the field of HIV in the state and nationally.

WHO IS ON THE CAG?

CAG is made up of community members who are stakeholders in the delivery of HIV care and prevention services. This includes people living with HIV, representatives of communities at higher risk for infection, and service providers including both medical and community-based organizations.

CAN ANYONE JOIN?

CAG is a public group and anyone can apply to be a member. Members are expected to have an investment in the delivery of HIV care and prevention services in Vermont.  Click this link to download a copy of the CAG application.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A CAG MEETING?

Vermont's CAG meets every other month for four hours in a central location.  Each meeting has one or more Discussion Topics, an update from the VDH HSH, and standing Business Items such as approving the prior meeting minutes and hearing announcements from members. Discussion Topics range depending on the interests of CAG members and what is current and pressing in the field of HIV.