The HIV and STIs Work Group
consists of about 35 members and represents roughly 12 various community-based,
health-oriented organizations in Prince George’s County.
The Coalition was formed under the leadership of Prince
George’s County Health Department (PGCHD), with County Health Officer Pamela
Creekmur serving as Chairwoman, in order to move the county towards reaching
its goals as outlined in the Prince
George’s County Health Improvement Plan, 2011-2014.
Strategies, Goals and Accomplishments
The HIV and STIs Work Group operates under Priority 4 of the Local Health Action Plan for 2011-2014 in Prince George’s County, to “prevent and control infectious disease in Prince George’s county, particularly among African Americans and other minorities.” As such, the Work Group has selected the following County Outcome Objective to work towards achieving each year:
- Reduce new HIV infections among adults and adolescents
In 2014, the work group accomplished significant progress on its goals in the following areas:
- Met with Prince George’s County hospitals to identify barriers to implementing routinized testing and conducted strategic planning to achieve consistent legislation on HIV testing and consent across all county hospitals
- Increasing provider awareness of CDC and DHMH recommendations regarding routine HIV testing/Hosted physicians CME dinner
- Increasing routine testing in public and private sectors
In 2015, the work group’s goals are:
- Have the two top hospitals integrated into a routine testing program
- Compile list of test sites and distribute to recommended sites (i.e. clinics, hospitals)
- Attend County Board of Health meeting and U.S. Conference on AIDS to increase spotlight on Prince George’s County and increase funding opportunities
- Increase Hepatitis C efforts within county
The HIV and STI's Workgroup meets every third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at
1701 McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland 20774.
For a list of scheduled PGHAC meetings/events, click here.
Go to Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (PGHAC) Home Page.
Last Updated: 04/08/2015