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Positive Committee

About the Positive Committee

The Positive Committee is for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The Positive Committee supports and enhances the role of people living with HIV in the Planning Council. The Positive Committee is open to all HIV-positive individuals living in the Philadelphia area.

The Positive Committee supports the role of consumers of HIV services in planning and decision-making activities through regular trainings, special educational presentations, and group discussion.

The activities of the Positive Committee provide a unique opportunity for consumers of HIV services to educate other consumers and service providers about the needs of consumers, available services, and community resources. This committee also helps PLWHA to build the skills necessary to participate effectively in the activities and decision making of the Planning Council.

This committee meets on the second Monday of the month from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Please see the calendar for upcoming meeting information.


2019 Positive Committee Meetings

Links to meeting minutes and meeting packets

October

Agenda

  • New Member Recognition
  • Co-Chair Elections
  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH (finalize recommendations)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Evening Meeting

September

Agenda

  • Participation Acknowledgements
  • Overview of OHP Website
  • Undetectable=Untransmittable
  • Behavioral Health: Therapy & Medication-Assisted Treatment

August

Agenda

  • Participation Acknowledgements
  • Allocations Decision Review
  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH (final recommendations)
  • Meeting Ground Rules
  • September Evening Meeting

July

Agenda

  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH- finalize recommendations
  • Planning September meeting

May

Agenda

  • Survey opportunity
  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH- recommendations
  • Planning June meeting
  • Outreach at the Prevention Summit

April

Agenda

  • Terminology of Inclusion
  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH- recommendations

March

Agenda

  • Tips for successful participation
  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH- recommendations
  • Positive Committee newsletter

February

Agenda

  • An Introduction to Community Planning
  • Positive Committee newsletter distribution
  • Meaningful Involvement of PLWH- recommendations

2018 Positive Committee Meetings

December

Agenda

  • Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) and Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (GIPA)


November

Agenda

  • Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) and Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (GIPA)


October

Agenda

  • Co-Chair Elections
  • Social Determinants


September

Agenda

  • Hepatitis 101


August

Agenda

  • Allocations Review
  • Upcoming Outreach
  • Client Services Unit



July

Agenda

  • PLWH Representation
  • Allocations Review

May

Agenda

  • PLWH Representation
  • Strengths Inventory
  • Finalizing Recruitment for Prevention Summit

April

Agenda

  • Community Planning 101
  • Ideas for Outreach and Recruitment
  • Client Services Unit Introduction

March

Agenda

  • HOPWA Update
  • Spring Meetings
  • Group Activity

February

Agenda

  • SEPTA Update
  • Recruitment and Outreach

January

Agenda

  • 2018 Brainstorming

2017 Positive Committee Meetings

Links to 2017 meeting minutes and meeting packets

December

Agenda

  • OHP Website Update
  • Consumer Survey Report

November

Agenda

  • Retention in care
  • Newsletter

October

Agenda

  • Co-Chair Elections
  • Winter Newsletter
  • HIV Timeline
  • History of Positive Committee

September

Agenda

  • Nominations
  • Newsletter
  • Vice News Videos

August

Agenda

  • Newsletter
  • Allocations
  • Vice News Video

July

Agenda

  • HIV/HCV Focus Groups
  • BenePhilly Programs

May

Agenda

  • Siloam Presentation
  • Allocations and Priority Setting

April

Agenda

  • Integration Discussion
  • Priority Setting Review

February

Agenda

  • Special Presentation: Update on local HIV data
  • Newsletter update
  • Planning council update

January

Agenda

  • Creative Arts Therapies

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