The Prevention Team of the Project of Primary Health Care is excited to announce the application period for our 2020 Prevention Advisory Board is now open!
What is the mission of the Prevention Advisory Board? Our mission is to offer advice on improving the prevention services that are delivered by The Project of Primary Health Care. We work collaboratively with staff from The Project on operations & strategies, quality evaluations, and systematic issues that impact people in the community who utilize HIV, STI, HCV testing services and PrEP consults.
Why a Prevention Advisory Board? We know that the best way to stop HIV in Iowa is to partner with communities most impacted by HIV. The sums it up well:
- “Communities have the trust of the people they serve, and community-led organizations are the most effective way of reaching people living with HIV and key populations – gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people and prisoners
- Community-led organizations make a difference because they treat their peers with respect and dignity
- Communities allow for diversity of service delivery and well-defined roles for individuals to participate in their communities’ development” (Source UNAIDS organization)
In short: “nothing about us without us.”
Who is invited to apply? Anyone in Central Iowa who is passionate and committed to stopping HIV should apply. We are looking for excellent candidates from disproportionately impacted communities and encourage all who are interested to apply.
What is the application process? Submit a brief online application by December 15, 2019. Someone from the Prevention team may follow up for a phone interview. Expect to get started in January of 2020 with a commitment of 3-5 hours per month.
What if I have more questions?
Reach out to Noah on the Prevention Team at (515) 248-1883.