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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 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 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.

2020 Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG) Ambassadors

Caroline Akweyo - Kenosha
Elizabeth Alleman - Madison
Cathy Augustine - Green Bay
Shana Brown - Milwaukee
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 Halo - Milwaukee, Co-Chair Elect
Maria Huerta - Wauwatosa
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
Kevin Roeder - Oneida
Rick Rose - Madison
Amanda Schumacher - Eau Claire
Monty Scott - Madison
Imani Sloan - Milwaukee
James (JT) Stewart - Milwaukee
Melissa Ugland - Milwaukee
Joy Wedel Milwaukee

SAPG Meeting Schedule for 2020

SAPG Scholarship Application

SAPG AGENDAS
February 2020
Orientation February 2020
November 2019
September 2019
June 2019
April 2019

SAPG MEETING PRESENTATIONS
FEBRUARY 2020
SAPG Meeting 2.27.2020


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!

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.