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AIDS Institute (AI) Advisory Bodies

Advisory Body Chair/Co-Chair Purpose
New York State AIDS Advisory Council (AAC) Chair:Marjorie Hill, Ph.D
Vice-Chair: Jeffrey Reynolds, Ph.D.
17 Council members appointed by legislative leaders and the Governor to advise the Commissioner of Health on policy and programs affecting those infected with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of infection
New York State Prevention Planning Group (PPG) Co-Chairs: Willie Hilson and
Wendy Shotsky
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires a Community Planning Process for states, cities and territories receiving CDC funding. In 1994, consistent with the Supplemental Guidance on HIV Prevention Community Planning and other documents issued by the CDC, the AIDS Institute established the NYS HIV Prevention Planning Group (PPG). The PPG is specifically designed to facilitate a collaborative process between communities across the state and the New York State Department of Health, and to provide a broad range of views to advise the AIDS Institute about programs that will be most successful in preventing HIV infection.
New York State Interagency Task Force on HIV/AIDS Chair:Daniel O'Connell To more effectively coordinate AIDS-related policies and activities among New York State agencies. Task force membership includes the commissioners and directors, or their designees, of 23 State agencies that serve individuals or groups at risk for HIV infection and AIDS.
Statewide AIDS Service Delivery Consortium (SASDC) Co-Chairs: Andrew Kiener and Kalvin Leveille Advisory group to the AIDS Institute constituted to serve as a forum for advice on service needs, affected populations, and emerging issues related to HIV health care and support services throughout New York State. SASDC serves as a consortia to identify and address service needs and gaps of HIV infected/affected populations through formal recommendations.
HIV Clinical Guidelines Steering Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Bruce Agins and Dr. John G. Bartlett The Guidelines Steering Committee, composed of the chairs and co-chairs of the eight (8) clinical guidelines committees, addresses program processes, issues that involve multiple guidelines categories, and emerging scientific and policy topics
New York State Quality of Care Consumer Advisory Committee

Co-Chairs: Julian Brown and Michelle Lopez

AI Contact: Dan Tietz

For consumers to communicate their ideas and concerns about quality of care in New York State to the AIDS Institute. The goals of the Committee are to engage Committee members in discussions about quality of care issues that can effectively empower people living with HIV/AIDS in their relationships with providers, to provide input to staff on the AIDS Institute’s Quality of Care Program, including, but not limited to, performance measurement, quality improvement projects, quality infrastructure requirements, and targeted consumer and provider initiatives, and to inform and educate committee members and their represented groups about current and future quality initiatives of the AIDS Institute’s HIV Quality of Care Program.
New York State HIV Quality of Care Advisory Committee (QAC)

Chairs: Dr. Peter Gordon

Vice-Chairs: Dr. Kelly Ramsey and Dr. Christine Kerr
The primary responsibility of the committee is to provide expert advice to the AIDS Institute HIV Quality of Care Program to improve HIV clinical care in New York State. The Advisory Committee identifies priorities for care evaluation and advises on the creation, refinement, and implementation of HIV quality care indicators.
New York State Quality of Care Young Adults Consumer Advisory Committee (YACAC) Co-Chairs: Max Monaghan and Trishtan "Tree" Alexander The New York State Quality of Care Young Adults Consumer Advisory Committee (YACAC) provides recommendations and concerns to AIDS Institute staff, and the New York State Clinical and Consumer Advisory Committees about the quality of health care and prevention services provided to HIV+ young adults between the ages of 16-24 in New York State. The YACAC works to increase awareness among HIV clinical providers, government officials, and consumers of the critical role that HIV positive young adults can play in helping to formulate public health policies and to develop, implement, and evaluate quality HIV health care services.