Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council

History

CAHISC's New 2018 Operating Structure

In an effort to provide innovation and strategic direction on how CAHISC can satisfy the planning needs of the 2019 HIV Services Portfolio and federal funders, CAHISC and CDPH proposed a restructuring plan on how CAHISC operates. This new structure positions CAHISC to become efficient in planning for the outcomes outlined in Getting to Zero Illinois.

The figure below projects the new proposed structure for CAHISC.  Following the diagram, there is a list of the purpose of the committees as well as a list of activities and/or deliverables that each committee will have.   Community Health Services leadership recommends the following CAHISC operating model that aims at satisfying required federal priorities. 

2018 CAHISC Operating Structure Chart

Committees Structure

Healthcare Access
Purpose: Healthcare access supports planning activities to ensure that comprehensive and coordinated clinical and supportive services delivered in the Chicago EMA promote expected outcomes. Some of the committee’s activities and/or deliverables include:
Facilitation of the annual Priority Setting and Resource Allocation (PSRA) required by HRSA
Creating Standards of Care required by HRSA
Developing a needs assessment process for healthcare providers

Housing
Purpose: Housing supports planning efforts that promote effective housing services in the Chicago EMSA. Some of the committee’s activities and/or deliverables include:
Housing inventory and needs report required by HUD
Five year housing plan required by HUD
Developing a needs assessment process for housing providers

Membership
Purpose: Membership promotes organizational development activities that ensure mandated parity and inclusion among the populations served in the Chicago EMA.  Some of the committee’s activities and/or deliverables include:
Creation and updating of bylaws
Job descriptions for membership
Strategic member recruitment
Developing a needs assessment process for CAHISC members

Community Development and Engagement
Purpose:  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.  Some of the committee’s activities and/or deliverables include:
Consumer engagement
Connecting CDPH’s pillars to CAHISC work: undoing racism, trauma prevention and trauma-informed services/access, health equity, and cultural responsiveness.
Priority populations required by CDC
Developing a needs assessment process for communities

Steering Committee
Purpose: Steering Committee serves as the leader of all CAHISC activities and/or deliverables. Some of the responsibilities include: 
Strategic direction, planning, and communication
Ensuring required sub-committee priorities are met
Focus on innovation for HIV outcomes


Guiding Principles

Trauma Prevention and Trauma-Informed Services/Access
This guiding principle, CAHISC will ensure that services provided in the Chicago EMA are free of trauma and directed by a thorough understanding of the neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma and violence on humans and groups.  
Health Equity
Through this guiding principle, CAHISC will ensure that resources are allocated to areas where they are needed most throughout the Chicago EMA.

Undoing Racist Systems
Through this guiding principle, CAHISC will reframe and dismantle systems that perpetuate privilege allowing for more equitable services in the Chicago EMA.

Cultural Responsiveness
Through this guiding principle, CAHISC will ensure that services to be provided in the Chicago EMA are culturally and linguistically appropriate to those receiving them.

Operating Principle

Needs Assessment
Through a thorough systematic process for determining and addressing needs or gaps of service, CAHISC will inform its priority setting and resource allocation process.

The proposed structure above eliminates current uncertainty of subcommittee work, aligns with the HIV Services Portfolio, GTZ, and provides for housing integration.


Pre-2018 CAHISC Model

Previously CDPH received guidance from two planning bodies

These two bodies dissolved on April 30, 2012 and their activities were integrated into the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council.