Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board is vital to CHIPTS for two central reasons. First, the CHIPTS Executive Committee strongly believes that any behavior-related research in HIV/AIDS is essentially strengthened in its equity, scientific integrity, and practicality by the integral involvement of the HIV-infected and -affected communities. Second, the specific and central mission of CHIPTS is to foster collaborative projects involving the community, academia, and government to advance HIV identification, prevention, and treatment service efforts that are scientifically based, rigorously evaluated, and acceptable and sustainable to and by the target communities. Therefore, community members were consulted and involved from the inception of CHIPTS and have access to and impact upon all central decisions. CHIPTS Community Advisory Board now institutionalizes this process.
The CHIPTS Community Advisory Board accepts applications for membership annually. Applications are now being accepted for 2014-2015. The deadline to submit your application is November 14th, 2014. CLICK HERE to apply online.
Please see below for the guidelines and printable application. Contact Amy Ragsdale at email@example.com with any questions.
2013 CHIPTS CAB Application (130)
2013 CHIPTS CAB Guidelines (133)
CLICK HERE to apply online.