Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council

New 2018 Committee Structure

Full Body Committee

Membership Committee - Membership promotes organizational development activities that ensure mandated parity and inclusion among the populations served in the Chicago EMA. 

Healthcare Access Committee - Healthcare access supports planning activities to ensure that comprehensive and coordinated clinical and supportive services delivered in the Chicago EMA promote expected outcomes. 

Housing Committee - Housing supports planning efforts that promote effective housing services in the Chicago EMSA. 

Community Development and Engagement Committee - Community Development and Engagement will be focused on expanding CAHISC’s community reach and comprehensively addressing the intersections of HIV and social determinants of health.  

Steering Committee - Steering Committee serves as the leader of all CAHISC activities and/or deliverables. 


Pre-2018 Committee Structure
Full Body Committee
Membership and Community Engagement Committee
Linkage & Retention to Care Committee
Primary Prevention and Early Identification Committee
Steering Committee
Adherence/Access to ART and Viral Suppression Committee

Full Body Membership

Membership and Community Engagement Committee - Through needs assessment and gap analysis of the CAHISC full body, providing support to committees and individual members, revision and implementation of CAHISC bylaws, recruitment, and member attendance and satisfaction monitoring, this committee will ensure parity, inclusion and representation of all sectors and stakeholders affected by HIV, promote governance through bylaws, and assure engagement of membership and other stakeholders in process.

Linkage & Retention to Care Committee - Through needs assessments/gap analysis, prioritization of interventions and services, quality management and community engagement, this committee will issue recommendations with the goals of increasing the number of people living with HIV who are linked to care, increasing the number of people living with HIV who are retained in care, and re-engaging those people living with HIV who have been lost to care.

Primary Prevention and Early Identification Committee - Through needs assessments/gap analysis, prioritization of interventions and services, quality management and community engagement, this committee will issue recommendations with the goals of decreasing the number of new infections and increasing the number of people living with HIV who know their status.

Steering Committee - The Steering Committee is charged with providing guidance and direction for CAHISC activities by ensuring communication within CAHISC. The committees' activities include providing expertise for setting CAHISC's monthly agenda and facilitating work activities within the realms of primary prevention and early identification, linkage and retention in care, adherence/access to ART and viral suppression, and membership and community engagement.

Adherence/Access to ART and Viral Suppression Committee - Through needs assessments/gap analysis, prioritization of interventions and services, quality management and community engagement, this committee will issue recommendations with the goals of increasing the number of people living with HIV who are accessing ART, increasing the number of people living with HIV who are adhering to ART, and increasing the number of people living with HIV who are virally suppressed.