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Wisconsin HIV Community Planning

UW - Madison HIV Outreach Project, Community Planning

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

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) 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 interactive process that results in identifying specific strategies to ensure a coordinated and seamless 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 providers 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 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.

2021 Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG) Ambassadors

Caroline Akweyo - Kenosha
Sol del Mar Aldrete Audiffred - Milwaukee
Cathy Augustine - Green Bay
Elizabeth Borkowski - Madison
Willie Brown III - Racine
Corey Clark - Milwaukee
Alex Corona - Milwaukee
Jacob Dougherty - Madison
Thomas Lee Eades - Black River Falls
Mike Fitzpatrick - Green Bay
Juan Flores - Waukesha
Elle Hill - Milwaukee, Co-Chair Elect
Hailey Keeser - Milwaukee
Matthew Lewis - Milwaukee
Melanie Mitchell - Madison
Broderick Pearson - Milwaukee, Co-Chair
Pedro Perez Valdez - Milwaukee
Jamal Perry - Milwaukee
Larry Ponder - Milwaukee
Chasity Prewitt - Milwaukee
Shannon Prissel - Eau Claire
Justin Roby - Milwaukee
Rick Rose - Madison
Amanda Schumacher - Eau Claire
Imani Sloan - Milwaukee
James (JT) Stewart - Milwaukee
Melissa Ugland - Milwaukee
I'jah Watson - Milwaukee
Joy Wedel - Milwaukee

SAPG Meeting Schedule for 2022

October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
Orientation February 2021
February 2021

December 2020
November 2020


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Meeting Presentation
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Meeting Presentation
DIS Capacity Plan
Hepatitis C Update
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JULY 2021
Meeting Presentation
Wisconsin SAPG HIV Planning Assessment Report
Syphilis Analysis Presentation to Partners Update

MAY 2021
Meeting Presentation
HealthHIV SAPG HIV Planning Assessment Presentation
2021 NMAC Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit Presentation

APRIL 2021
Meeting Presentation
COVID-19 Vaccines Update Video, Dr. Stephaun Wallace
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MARCH 2021
Meeting Presentation
Transgender Needs Assessment Report
Transgender Needs Assessment Presentation

Orientation Meeting Presentation
Meeting Presentation

December 2020
Meeting Presentation

November 2020
Meeting Presentation
What's New in PrEP?
PrEP Access and Future Horizons

Meeting Presentation
Hepatitis C Update

The SAPG in consultation with the Wisconsin 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

HIV Awareness DaysThroughout the year, health departments, community-based organizations, faith organizations, and other groups and individuals participate in annual national and global awareness days to address the HIV pandemic. We hope the information on this website will help you to educate, motivate, and mobilize your local community in the fight against HIV!

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