Invitation to Serve on the Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention

An Opportunity to Have Your Voice Heard!

The Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention (CCCHAP) is seeking people that possess a strong desire to help shape the priorities and direction of HIV prevention efforts in the State of Minnesota.

You and other qualified individuals are invited to apply. This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference and to assure that the community voices are heard in planning for HIV prevention efforts in this state. We accept applications from all interested individuals. Communities of color, gay and bisexual men, HIV positive persons, and individuals from Greater Minnesota are currently under-represented on the CCCHAP and are particularly encouraged to apply.

CCCHAP members come from many backgrounds and their contributions assist the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in developing a comprehensive HIV prevention plan. In the process of developing this plan, CCCHAP members share their knowledge and experiences and help MDH prioritize the populations in Minnesota that are most at risk of becoming infected with or transmitting HIV. CCCHAP members also identify a set of priority co-factors that impact the risk of HIV infection or transmission within each of the target populations.

Deadline for Applications

Membership applications are accepted throughout the year, however new members are brought on once per year and begin their terms in the month of December. Completed applications can be faxed to Christine Jones at 651-201-4040. For more information, contact Christine at 651-201-4038 or via email.

Download PDF version of Membership Application formatted for print: CCCHAP Membership Application (PDF: 47KB/2 pages)

Expectations of CCCHAP Members

CCCHAP membership terms are two years. Members can choose to serve up to three consecutive terms. Members are expected to attend four meetings a year. The meetings are scheduled for up to two full days on a Thursday/Friday during the day. In addition, members are expected to serve on a committee both years during their first term and one year of their second and third two-year terms. Committees meet 4 – 5 times a year for 2 – 3 hours. There are also minimal time requirements for attending new member orientation and other training.

Please note that the CCCHAP is currently going through a streamlining process, which will result in some changes regarding expectations of members.

For more information on CCCHAP roles and responsibilities, please see the CCCHAP Overview.

Application Process

A member of the CCCHAP will follow up with all applicants to arrange an interview in September/October. This interview is an opportunity for the applicant to learn more about the CCCHAP and for the CCCHAP to learn more about the applicant’s interests and expertise. Based on the outcome of the interviews, qualified applicants will be elected to serve as members of the CCCHAP in October or November. All applicants will be notified of the outcome. Newly elected CCCHAP member terms will begin the month of December.


For information related to CCCHAP, this invitation, or CCCHAP meetings, contact Christine Jones at 651-201-4038 or via email.

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For questions about the STD, HIV and TB Section, please contact us at (651) 201-5414.

Updated Monday, November 24, 2014 at 08:49AM