Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council

Our Mission

CAHISC, a council of diverse community volunteers working alongside public health staff, establishes plans and funding priorities for the Chicago service area that result in a comprehensive, effective network of HIV-related services.


The purpose of CAHISC is to (1) develop a city-wide plan that identifies and addresses how housing, treatment, substance abuse, mental health and other essential services can prevent HIV infection through suppressed viral load and behavioral interventions; (2)set priorities and allocate resources for funding available from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal, state and/or city resources; and (3) evaluate the administrative mechanism of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).

In collaboration with CDPH staff, CAHISC is responsible for completing the following deliverables: