: 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.
CAB History: 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.
Program Planning – 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:
- 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
How to 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.