The Massachusetts Integrated Prevention and Care Committee (MIPCC) is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) facilitated group whose primary purpose is to act in an advisory capacity to the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA). Active participation by individuals who have diverse expertise and experience, and a direct connection to HIV prevention and care services in Massachusetts is prioritized. The MIPCC tasks are to provide feedback and proactive guidance on programmatic and policy approaches and to inform the development and implementation of prevention and care initiatives for individuals living with and at risk for HIV infection in the Commonwealth.

The OHA has convened the MIPCC to engage in an integrated planning process to address the needs of persons living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. For the purposes of the MIPCC scope of work, integration is defined as the joint consideration of both HIV prevention and care activities, including consideration of the public health response to sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. Guidance received from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supports integration of care and prevention planning activities in the jurisdiction to advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).

All MIPCC meetings are open to the public, but specific MIPCC members are appointed by the OHA after the completion of an application process. Members are providers, consumers, and community members that, as a body, are representative of the epidemic in Massachusetts. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that the membership reflects the spectrum of socio-demographic groups impacted by HIV/AIDS in the jurisdiction and is inclusive of race/ethnicity, place of birth, exposure mode, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The OHA will attempt to ensure that all geographic regions and service modalities are represented with parity.

Members of the public who wish to attend a MIPCC meeting are asked to notify the OHA one week prior to the meeting to ensure that there are enough seats and food available for everyone. To notify OHA of planned MIPCC attendance, contact Tammy Goodhue at Tammy.Goodhue@state.ma.us or 617-624-5338.

MIPCC Meeting Dates* and Locations*

DateTimeLocationAgenda
October 23, 20149:00 AM – 3:00 PMCourtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Standard MIPCC business — for more information, contact Tammy Goodhue (Tammy.Goodhue@State.US.MA) one week in advance of, or anytime after the scheduled meeting.
December 18, 20149:00 AM – 3:00 PMCourtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Standard MIPCC business — for more information, contact Tammy Goodhue (Tammy.Goodhue@State.US.MA) one week in advance of, or anytime after the scheduled meeting.
February 19, 20159:00 AM – 3:00 PMCourtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Standard MIPCC business — for more information, contact Tammy Goodhue (Tammy.Goodhue@State.US.MA) one week in advance of, or anytime after the scheduled meeting.
March 19, 2015   9:00 AM – 3:00 PMCourtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Standard MIPCC business — for more information, contact Tammy Goodhue (Tammy.Goodhue@State.US.MA) one week in advance of, or anytime after the scheduled meeting.
April 16, 20159:00 AM – 3:00 PMCourtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Standard MIPCC business — for more information, contact Tammy Goodhue (Tammy.Goodhue@State.US.MA) one week in advance of, or anytime after the scheduled meeting.
June 18, 20159:00 AM – 3:00 PMCourtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA
Standard MIPCC business — for more information, contact Tammy Goodhue (Tammy.Goodhue@State.US.MA) one week in advance of, or anytime after the scheduled meeting.
*MIPCC meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please check this site again before attending a meeting. In inclement weather, MIPCC meetings will be cancelled if Marlborough Public Schools are closed or if there is a declared State of Emergency.

This information is provided by the Bureau of Infectious Disease within the Department of Public Health.