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California Planning Group in Sacramento, 2024

California Plann​ing Group

The California Planning Group (CPG): HIV, STD, Hepatitis C & Harm Reduction is the statewide HIV planning body convened by the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (OA), in collaboration with the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch (STDCB), that enables key partners, communities, and providers to engage in active, ongoing dialogue to advise OA and STDCB on community needs and gaps, and to reach the goals of the Ending the Epidemics Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan.

The main functions of CPG are to work collaboratively with OA to develop, implement, and revise a comprehensive HIV/STD/HCV surveillance, prevention, and care and treatment plan, which integrates with STD, HCV, and Harm Reduction; provide feedback and suggestions for addressing emergent issues identified by the CPG, OA, and/or other key partners. CPG is committed to working openly as a group to make decisions and is guided by the principles of equity, fairness, and respectful engagement.

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. CPG has two in-person meetings each calendar year. The general public is welcome to attend these meetings and provide input during the public comment period.​

For more information on CPG membership, governance, progress, and opportunities to get involved, please select from the links below:

Spring 2024 In-Per​son Meeting

The CPG and OA hosted the Spring In-Person CPG Meeting from June 10–12 in Sacramento. On June 10, we hosted a CPG Leadership Academy that focused on skills and capacity building for our current CPG members only. Except for June 10, each meeting day was open to the public for comments and input.

The meeting's theme was Innovation Through Integration: Synergizing Health for HIV, STI​, and HCV Challenges. OA's Clinical Quality Management Program and the new HIV Care Connect (HCC) Data System were spotlighted at the meeting.

Previous Meetings

Fall 2023 In-Person Meeting

CPG and OA hosted the Fall In-Person CPG Meeting from November 13–15 in Sacramento. Except for November 13, each meeting day was open to the public. On November 13, we hosted a CPG Leadership Academy, which focused on skills and capacity building for our current CPG members only. ​A public comment period was held on November 14 and 15. 

The meeting’s theme was Adapting to a Changing Landscape—Advocacy in Community Engagement, Organization and Mobilization. It featured community-led and state-led presentations on meaningful community engagement. It also spotlighted grassroots work on reaching communities most impacted by HIV as well as programs focused on community engagement, reducing stigma, and mobilizing resources.​

Spring 2023 In-Person Meeting​

The CPG and OA hosted the Spring in-person CPG meeting on Monday–Wednesday, May 1–3. The meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, 200 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA. 

Except for May 1, each meeting day was open to the public. On May 1 we hosted our fifth CPG Leadership Academy, which focused on skills and capacity building for our current CPG members only. There was a public-comment period on May 2 and May 3. Please see the agenda below for public comment times.

Please contact CPG with any questions​:​

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