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HIV/AIDS Commission

The Anne Arundel County Commission on HIV/AIDS promotes and enhances the quality of life for persons living with HIV/AIDS by advising the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs, services, and allocation of resources for education and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and community support for persons with HIV/AIDS.

 
 

Meeting Information

The nineteen-member commission meets regularly every six to eight weeks on a Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Health Officer’s Conference room, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review available services and activities for persons with HIV/AIDS; gather data regarding their needs, and review reports and publications of governmental agencies that provide services and support to persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Review County, State and Federal legislation that may impact public health initiatives and services for persons with HIV/AIDS and make recommendations to the County Executive, County Council, and the County Delegation to the state legislature regarding legislation.
  • Recommend ways of maximizing the use of facilities and services available to prevent HIV/AIDS and provide resources for persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide direct communication among individuals, private and public organizations, and the general public regarding programs and services for persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist interagency planning groups and special task forces to identify and assess needs of persons with HIV/AIDS and the needs of communities for the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify barriers to service delivery and advocate for services to persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Promote the coordination of services among all public and private agencies, departments, and organizations, which provide services and programs to persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify and recommend to the County Executive sources of state and federal financial assistance available for the purpose of expanding or improving services and programs for persons with HIV/AIDS and for community outreach efforts on the prevention of HIV/AIDS.