Consumer Advisory Boards


Washington University’s Infectious Diseases Clinic’s Ryan White Part C program has a consumer advisory board called “Clinic CAB”.

Clinic CAB is a meeting where clinic patients (aka “consumers”) meet together with clinic leadership staff:

  • To offer advice about how to improve HIV care in the clinic
  • To review quality management reports
  • To discuss current issues and challenges for people living with HIV/AIDS 

Clinic CAB Mission Statement

"The Washington University ID Clinic Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) consists of consumers, community members and staff. Our mission is to work in partnership to provide and receive guidance and input regarding daily operations, quality improvement initiatives, and evaluation of programs and services to address the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS served by this clinic."

Get Involved

To learn more about the Clinic CAB, please call Tawnya Brown at 314-747-3071.


Project ARK Community Advisory Board (CAB) was developed in 1997 with a total of eight members. We currently have about twenty-two members. And are always looking for new members!

Over the years we created a Families Connection newsletter which was distributed to consumer & the families via mail & clinical setting. Information and updates will now be available through the Project ARK website. Client satisfaction and other key surveys have been created from the CAB.

The CAB has been active in helping to improve Project ARK’s programs and services in many ways. Examples of programs the CAB has helped to plan include:

1) Planning Eat & Learns- The CAB selects topics to improve health/mental health and lunch is provide.  Past topics have included:

  • Disclosure
  • Depression
  • Adherence
  • Hepatitis & HIV
  • Understanding Lab Values

2) Consumer Quality Improvement - Evaluating quality care for clinic setting and provider roles.  Providing feedback on QI activities.

3) Women’s Christmas Party

4) Women’s Services Strategic Planning

CAB Mission Statement 

The mission of the Part D/ Project ARK Community Advisory Board is to support all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation for comprehensive services for HIV infected & affected children, youth, women and their families and to support prevention of new HIV –infection among this population.

Get Involved

To learn more about attending CAB meetings and the schedule for upcoming meetings please contact Linda Smith or Kneeshe Parkinson at 652-2444 ext 108.