Welcome to New Mexico's Community Planning and Action Group (CPAG)!
CPAG, which is mandated and funded by the Centers for Disease Control, is a group of people living with HIV/AIDS, community workers, activists and Department of Health employees that come together to plan how to prevent HIV infection in our communities. We develop and maintain statewide HIV prevention plans that
- Acknowledge populations that are at risk of becoming infected with HIV, and in response;
- Seek realistic strategies in support of lowering these risks.
CPAG invites and encourages the communities that are impacted by these HIV prevention plans to participate and offer their input, so that they represent and are accountable to the populations served. CPAG is open to creating partnerships with others working in this and related fields on prevention activities throughout New Mexico.
CPAG is made up of 30 decision-making members. This membership is intended to reflect the demographics of New Mexico's current population who are living with HIV. It is not necessary to become a decision-making member in order for your participation to be openly welcomed and contributions valued. Currently many people who are not decision making members participate in CPAG meetings regularly, offering input and their unique perspectives. Everyone is welcome to attend as often as they can!
We meet monthly in Albuquerque for a statewide meeting. There are also monthly regional advisory groups (RAG) that focus on local issues. These groups allow people who are unable to attend the statewide meetings to hear what we are working on and give their input, as well as providing a way for regions to let the statewide group know of local concerns. RAG’s are open to everyone, regardless if they are able to attend the statewide meetings.
We welcome anyone to join our meetings and consider decision-making membership. For more information on who we are, what we do and for membership requirements, please e-mail us directly.
Please visit our blog at nmcpag.tumblr.com!
Documents you might find useful
- Welcome letter
- CPAG membership application (Word.doc)
- FAQs document
- Glossary of HIV Prevention Terminology
- Our brochure
- Chart of the program and funding
- 2010 Orientation
- CPAG and public health regions in New Mexico
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To sign up for the CPAG email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org