Statement of Purpose:
The CPG is composed of a group of people who have experience with HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis, either because they belong to a population that is disproportionately affected by these conditions or because they work directly with people in these populations. Members of the CPG include people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis, health care providers, case managers, prevention service providers, educators, and people who represent populations affected by HIV and hepatitis.
The CPG’s primary purpose is to act in an advisory capacity to the staff of the Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the main task is to ensure that the state has an inclusive and participatory planning and evaluation process for the delivery of prevention and care services. Specific tasks are described in the Statement of Work below.
Funding and guidance for the CPG comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These two agencies also provide funds to the Iowa Department of Public Health to support prevention and care activities in Iowa that contribute to and advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.