Wisconsin HIV Community Planning


UW - Madison HIV Outreach Project, Community Planning

A Partnership of the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program and the University of Wisconsin - Madison

January 2017 begins the eleventh year of Wisconsin's combined planning group for HIV prevention and care services. Prior to 2007, community planning activities were conducted by the Wisconsin Ryan White Consortium and the Wisconsin HIV Prevention Community Planning Council. The Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG) , part of the WI HIV Outreach Project, is an appointed advisory group to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) AIDS/HIV Program. SAPG assists in the development, implementation and prioritization of HIV prevention and care services in Wisconsin.

Community planning in WI consists of two parts: community engagement and the Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG).
Community Engagement
Community engagement requires a collaborative interative process that results in identifying specific strategies to ensure a coordinated and seemless approach to accessing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for the highest risk populations. This should include ongoing communication and interaction with key stakeholders, HIV service provicers and consumers of HIV care, including those not part of SAPG who can best inform and support the goals of the HIV planning process.

Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG)
Twenty-five to thirty ambassadors facilitate communication in all five regions of the state, participate in developing a joint HIV prevention and care services plan and advise the WI AIDS/HIV Program on the development, implementation and prioritization of HIV prevention and care services in Wisconsin. Members for the Statewide Action Planning Group are chosen through a competitive application and selection process.

2017 Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG) Ambassadors
Caroline Akweyo - Kenosha
Lisa Baker - Madison
Norah Boynton - Madison
Theo Braden - Madison
Rabiah Buser - Oshkosh, Co-Chair
Geoffrey Campbell - Milwaukee
MeDonna Carothers - Racine
Corey Clark - Milwaukee
Dennis Dirindin - Wautoma
Joel Duffrin - Madison
Deborah Eastman - Edgerton
Anthony Evans - Milwaukee, Co-Chair Elect
Emily Field - Hazelhurst
Ronnie Grace - Milwaukee
Mathew Hazelberg - Milwuakee
Sheryl Henderson - Madison
Maria Huerta - Wauwatosa
Laura Johnson - Madison
Michael Lewis - Milwaukee
Melanie Mitchell - Lac du Flambeau
Katherine Quinn - Milwaukee
Kristine Radtke - Eau Claire
Kevin Roeder - Milwaukee
Jose Salazar - Milwaukee
Desiree Schocko - Milwaukee
David Smith - Madison
Stephanie Steingraber - Wausau
James Vergeront - Madison
Brennan Waupoose - Green Bay
Thomas Wik, Jr. - Eau Claire

SAPG Meeting Schedule for 2018

The SAPG in consultation with the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program has developed and released the Wisconsin Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017-2021, a statewide planning document which addresses critically important HIV-related services and activities in Wisconsin.

HIV Integrated Plan

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