California Planning Group
The California Planning Group (CPG) is the statewide HIV planning body that enables key stakeholders, communities, and providers to engage in active and ongoing dialogue with the Office of AIDS (OA) to reach the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the statewide Integrated Plan. The main functions of this group are to work collaboratively with OA to develop a comprehensive HIV/AIDS surveillance, prevention, care, and treatment plan; to monitor the implementation of this plan; and to provide timely advice on emergent issues identified by OA and/or other key stakeholder parties. CPG is committed to working openly in a group to make decisions and is guided by the principles of equity, fairness, and respectful engagement.
CPG welcomes the participation and input of the general public. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend and observe any of the two face-to-face meetings in a given calendar year. CPG values community input and relies on the full active participation of its members and on organized, well-managed, processes leading to careful deliberations and decisions.
For more information on CPG membership, governance, progress, and opportunities to get involved, please select from the links below:
- 2020 Membership Bios
- CPG Functions, Structure and Work Products (PDF)
Privacy Notice (PDF)
California Planning Group (CPG) Virtual Spring Meeting
The California Planning Group (CPG) and the Office of AIDS (OA) hosted a four-day virtual CPG meeting on May 7, 10, 14, and 17. The central theme for the meeting was: "Caring and Sharing: Honoring those we have been caring for during the pandemic and sharing experiences to build and strengthen community." May 7 was devoted to hosting our third CPG Leadership Academy which focused on skills and capacity building for CPG members. The remaining days were comprised of four separate Zoom sessions (three hours each day, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) and were open to the public. There was a 10-minute public-comment period on May 10, 14, and 17. The May 10 meeting featured a community presentation by Dr. Kristopher Lyon, MD titled "Routine Opt-Out Testing in Kern County", and May 17 featured an OA presentation on "COVID-19 and HIV Update" by Dr. Phillip Peters, MD. The meeting was productive and engaging and OA would like to thank the members of the public who attended.