HIV Community Planning
HIV community planning in Tennessee is based on a grassroots system that empowers stakeholders to guide how state and federal dollars are spent and to shape emerging state prevention efforts.
HIV Community Planning Groups
Each of the six regions across the state has a Community Planning Group (CPG). These groups meet regularly within their communities and have standing by-laws and operating procedures. These groups inform HIV Prevention, Ryan White Part B and A efforts in their regions.
- Southwest (Grey): the HIV Care and Planning Group (HCAP). Click here to learn more or contact Denford Galloway, Planning Council Manager, Shelby County Health Department Ryan White Program.
- West (Green): the West Tennessee Community HIV/AIDS Partnership (CHAP). Click here to learn more or contact Teresa Cook, West Tennessee Regional Manager, United Way Greater Nashville.
- Middle (Light Blue): the Middle Tennessee Community HIV/AIDS Partnership (CHAP). Click here to learn more or contact Jessica Burgy, Middle Tennessee Regional Manager, United Way Greater Nashville.
- Nashville (Navy Blue): the Nashville TGA Ryan White Planning Council. Click here to learn more.
- Southeast (Red): the Southeast Tennessee Community HIV/AIDS Partnership (CHAP). Click here to learn more or contact Nikita Edwards, Southeast Tennessee Regional Manager, United Way Greater Nashville.
- East (Orange): the East Tennessee Community HIV/AIDS Partnership (CHAP). Click here to learn more or contact Chrishell Calhoun, East Tennessee Regional Manager, United Way Greater Nashville.
Tennessee Community Planning Group
Each of the five CPG groups elects four (4) members to serve on the Tennessee Community Planning Group (TCPG). This statewide planning group meets twice a year to work on Tennessee’s Integrated HIV Care and Prevention Strategic Plan, needs assessments and special projects. This group is responsible for prioritizing the interventions and target populations that drive how the TDH HIV Prevention Program allocates funding.
Special Populations Task Forces
In Tennessee, task forces have been assembled to elevate the needs of groups of people hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. These task forces highlight community concerns, coordinate efforts to connect individuals living with HIV or at increased risk with HIV prevention and care services, and plan statewide population-specific HIV prevention projects.
To learn more about the Special Populations Task forces, please contact Kimberly Truss, HIV Prevention Program Director.
End the Syndemic Tennessee Regional Planning Groups
End the Syndemic Tennessee is a movement to create an integrated plan that addresses HIV, STIs, substance use disorder, and viral hepatitis. This plan will be a prevention and treatment blueprint for Tennessee that addresses these co-occurring epidemics utilizing a syndemic framework.
To get involved, register here to join a regional planning group.
To submit ideas or feedback about End the Syndemic Tennessee, click here.
Ending the HIV Epidemic Shelby County
Ending the HIV Epidemic Shelby County (also called End HIV 901) is a community-based collaborative that seeks to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses in Shelby County. The effort’s goals are to reduce new diagnoses by 75% by 2025 and by 90% by 2030, which would result in the prevention of 250,000 new HIV diagnoses. The effort’s strategy is outlined in the End HIV 901 Plan: Health and Harmony in the 901. End HIV 901 also maintains a directory of HIV Prevention and Care services on their website.
For more information about End HIV 901, please contact Kimberly Truss, HIV Prevention Program Director.
Page updated July 2023