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HIV Planning Group: What? Why? How?

Together, with the Health Department and community, to achieve our mission to reduce the number of new HIV infections; to reduce HIV-associated morbidity; and to serve as a role model and central coordinating body for HIV prevention planning activities throughout the State of Illinois.
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Mission of the Illinois HIV Planning Group
To inform the development of the health departmentís Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Plan that will contribute to the reduction of HIV infection in the jurisdiction.

To partner with the Health Department (HD) to address how the jurisdiction can collaborate to accomplish the results set forth in the HDís Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Plan to reduce HIV incidence in the jurisdiction and monitor the HIV planning process to ensure that effective HIV prevention services are reaching populations most at risk.
Primary Goal of HIV Planning and Primary Task of the ILHPG
Step 1: Stakeholder Identification
Step 2: Results-Oriented Engagement Process
Step 3: Jurisdictional Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring
Guiding Principle 1: Planning process should align with and support the National HIV AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and High Impact Prevention (HIP)
Guiding Principle 2: The HIV planning group should reflect the local epidemic by involving representatives of populations with increased prevalence of HIV and should include HIV service providers, including but not limited to care and prevention, mental health, substance abuse, community health centers
Guiding Principle 3: The HPG and HD should assess representation and participation of HPG members, HIV service providers, and key stakeholders involved in the planning process to ensure optimal participation
Guiding Principle 4: HD and HPG must work collaboratively to develop strategies that will increase access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services
Guiding Principle 5: HPG should identify, encourage, and facilitate the participation of key stakeholders and HIV service providers
Guiding Principle 6: HDand HPG must actively engage other planning groups and federally funded grantees in the HIV planning process (HRSA, HOPWA, SAMHSA, etc.)
Guiding Principle 7: During the engagement process, there should be discussion of the following:
        Development of services where they do not currently exist but need is evident
        Enhancement of services in content, format, or delivery so that consumers are more willing to use them
        Removal or mitigation of various structural barriers that currently impede access to existing services
Guiding Principle 8: HD and HPG members must engage other key stakeholders and providers (non-members of the HPG) who can best inform the development and implementation of the Jurisdictional Plan (JP).
Guiding Principle 9: HD and HPG should make every effort to engage all hey stakeholders and providers since their participation in the planning and implementation is vital to reducing HIV incidence in the jurisdiction
Guiding Principle 10: HPG members should promote and support, as appropriate and feasible, the implementation of the jurisdictional plan in conjunction with the HD
                                                                                         
HIV Planning Group Products and Monitoring Indicators
        Membership and stakeholder profiles
        Documentation of the monitoring process
        Documentation of the implementation of the engagement process
        Documentation of how the HPG provided input in the development/update of the Jurisdictional Plan
        Letter of concurrence, concurrence with reservations, or non-concurrence
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Steps, Guiding Principles, Responsibilities of the HPG Process
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