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About the HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPG)

Note: The PPG was replaced by the Philadelphia HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPG) in July 2013. The HPG is still accepting applications for new members. To apply for membership, download the application here.

The Philadelphia HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPG, formerly called the PPG and CPG) is a group of volunteers that help to plan HIV prevention services within Philadelphia. The HPG collaborates with the health department and provides input into the Philadelphia EMA Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan. The HPG also reviews the health department's application for federal HIV prevention funding. The HPG does not allocate resources.

Philadelphia is one of six cities originally directly funded for community prevention planning purposes. While most HPGs operate on a state level, prevention planning in some cities is directly funded due to the size and scope of their HIV epidemic. The six original cities were Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco; Miami, Baltimore, Ft. Lauderdale, and Atlanta were added in 2012.

The Philadelphia HIV Prevention Planning Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please see the calendar for upcoming meeting information.

Approved Meeting Minutes and Meeting Packets

March 2017 (Packet only - minutes not yet approved)

  • Review Priority Setting Process
  • Co-Chair Structure for Integrated Planning Body
  • Name for Integrated Planning Body
  • RWPC Report

February 2017

  • Prioritizing Activities for Prevention Committee

January 2017

  • Membership Appointment Requirements
  • RWPC Report

December 2016

  • RWPC Primer
  • Prevention Committee Activities
  • RWPC Report

October 2016

  • Care/Prevention Integration
  • RWPC Report

September 2016

  • Care/Prevention Integration
  • RWPC Report

August 2016

  • Care/Prevention Integration
  • RWPC Report

June 2016

  • Review Integrated Plan Section I

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

December 2015

October 2015

  • Continue PrEP Discussion
  • USCA Update
  • YMSM Panel
  • RWPC Report

September 2015

  • Continue PrEP Discussion
  • Review Integrated Plan
  • Plan Upcoming Agendas
  • RWPC Report

August 2015

  • Continue PrEP Discussion
  • RWPC Report

July 2015

  • Concurrence
  • Continue PrEP Discussion

June 2015

  • Continue PrEP Discussion
  • RWPC Report

May 2015

  • Orientation Manual
  • Date and Time for Nominations Committee
  • Local PrEP Programs
  • RWPC Report

April 2015

March 2015

  • PrEP Presentation
  • UCHAPS PrEP: Challenges and Successes
  • Mapping Pathways
  • RWPC Report

February 2015

  • Partner Services
  • RWPC Report

January 2015

  • Maps of Social Determinants (Philadelphia)
  • Report on YMSM Focus Groups
  • RWPC Report

December 2014

  • HIV Prevention Update: PDPH Activities
  • RWPC Report

October 2014

  • HPG Nominations/Membership Committees
  • Update from Integrated Executive Committee
  • RWPC Report

September 2014

  • Perspectives on Partner Services (Tabled)
  • Focus Group Recruitment
  • HPG Nominations

August 2014

July 2014

  • Concurrence
  • Take Control Philly Update
  • HPG Nominations Discussion
  • Focus Group Update
  • State HPG Update

June 2014

  • Focus Group Update
  • HPG Meeting Topic Discussion

May 2014

  • Focus Group Update
  • Membership Committee Discussion
  • Stakeholder Identification: High-Risk Heterosexuals

April 2014

  • YMSM Engagement Update
  • UCHAPS/NASTAD/CDC Debrief
  • Pennsylvania State HPG Update

March 2014

  • Continue Discussion on Key Informant Identification and Timeliine
  • UCHAPS/NASTAD/CDC Update
  • Pennsylvania State HPG Update
  • UCHAPS Community Delegate Nominations
  • Community Technical Assistance Needs

February 2014

  • Care Readiness Assessment
  • Needs Assessment Activities Timeline
  • Identify YMSM Key Informants

January 2014

  • Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) Update
  • Community Engagement

December 2013

  • Recap of National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Training
  • Timeline for HPG Deliverables
  • Next Steps

September 2013

August 2013

  • Concurrence

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

  • Review Bylaws and Membership Application
  • Review of Work Plan
  • New Member Recruitment
  • Application Review Panel

April 2013

  • Review of Final Text of Bylaws for Consensus
  • Review of Membership Application
  • Review of Work Plan
  • New Member Recruitment: Target List Work Sheet Activity
  • "Elevator Speech" Activity

March 2013

February 2013

  • Report Back from Workgroup Meetings
  • Review of Draft Bylaws

January 2013

  • Strategic Planning

December 2012

  • Next Steps

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

  • Report Back from Exploratory Committee
  • Planning for Future Meetings

August 2012

  • Concurrence
  • Report Back from Exploratory Committee

July 2012

  • Concurrence Overview
  • PPG Next Steps
    • Exploratory Committee

June 2012

  • Membership Term Extension
  • PPG Next Steps
    • Steering Committee
    • Wrapping up the Year's Planning Process
    • To-do List
      • Bylaws
      • Membership and Recruitment Activities

May 2012

  • PPG Next Steps

April 2012

  • Basics of the Affordable Care Act in Two Parts
  • HIV Planning Guidance Feedback

February 2012

  • March PPG Meeting
  • Group Activity
  • PPG Membership Brainstorming
  • Extension of PPG Members' Terms

January 2012

  • Invitation to Proposed Joint PPG/RWPC Meeting
  • Presentation: Local Efforts for nPEP Policy Development and Implementation

November 2011

  • December Meeting
  • Prevention in the Faith-Based Community
  • Social Determinants of Health Presentation
  • Hip Hop for HIV Philly Presentation

October 2011

  • November Meeting Date
  • Bylaws Change
  • Drug Use in Philadelphia Presentation

September 2011

  • Prevention System Changes
  • Team-Building Exercise
  • Bylaws Change

August 2011

  • PPG Recruitment
  • Debriefing on the Last Planning Cycle
  • Bylaws Change

July 2011

  • CSA
  • FOA Overview
  • Treatment Adherence Interventions
  • FOA Updates
  • Bylaws Change

June 2011

  • Funding Percentages
  • Bylaws Change
  • Prevention System Models
  • Excerpts from the Plan

May 2011

  • Bylaws Change
  • Presentation: Concurrence

April 2011

  • Intervention Update
  • Update to Definition of High Risk

March 2011

  • Bylaws Change
  • Census Tract Analysis
  • National Behavioral Surveillance Data
  • Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) in Philadelphia

February 23, 2011

  • 3-Year Planning Cycle
  • Co-Chair Elect
  • Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) Initiative
  • Philadelphia Hepatitis Outreach Project

February 2, 2011

  • Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP)
  • 3-Year Planning Cycle
  • Schedule for the Remainder of the Planning Year
  • Co-Chair Elect Position