The crucial elements of successful Community Planning are parity, inclusion and representation. These building blocks are the foundation for the Community Planning process and ensure that HIV prevention programs target behavioral risk groups and implement appropriate interventions. On the ChoiceHIV website resources and tools are available to achieve these priorities. Community planning activities are presented from the perspective of the various roles and responsibilities of the HIV prevention workers in California.
Find out more about responsibilities for community planning:
Steps in the community planning process:
- Establish Local Implementation Group
- Develop the Epidemiological Profile for the Local Health Jurisdiction
- Conduct Community Services Assessment (CSA)
- Develop the Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan
- Develop the Scope of Work (SOW)
- Review Scope of Work and write letters of concurrence
- Ongoing evaluation of the planning process
The California HIV Planning Group is a partnership between the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, local health jurisdictions and community members who are infected with and affected by HIV. Representatives from non-profit organizations and government plan for Prevention and care services and develop a comprehensive statewide prevention plan for persons at risk for HIV infection throughout the state.