Welcome to the online home of the New Mexico Community Planning and Action Group,
a partnership between the New Mexico Department of Health and community members. Our mission is to develop and maintain a Statewide Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan.
What is community planning for HIV Prevention?
Community planning for HIV prevention is a collaborative effort of people from all walks of life who come together to plan how to prevent
HIV infections in their community.
Starting in 1994 the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention charged state and local health departments with the responsibility to develop comprehensive HIV prevntion plans in partnership with members of the community. Through this collaboration between the health departments and the community, HIV prevention is enhanced with more involvement from the public, improved scientific input into community plans, and a better focus of resources on those communities at highest risk for HIV.
Why CPAG and not CPG?
Most HIV planning groups are called Community Planning Groups. In New Mexico, we added Action to our name to show our active commitment to the process as advocates for issues related to HIV, STDs and hepatitis. We are the Community Planning and Action Group, because if “silence = death,” then we believe that “Action = Life!”
CPAG Co-Chairs welcome the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) to Albuquerque
ONAP Policy Director Greg Millett, NM CPAG Former Co-Chair Stella Martin, ONAP Policy Advisor Adelle Simmons, NM CPAG Co-Chair Martin Walker, ONAP Director Jeffrey Crowley and former NM CPAG Co-Chair Art Salazar (left to right)