The Policy Development Committee provides guidance and recommendations on a number of important HIV/AIDS policies. Recent initiatives have included HIV testing, sterile syringe exchange, and HIV surveillance regulations. The group also works with staff to monitor and assess private and public policy activities on a local and national level, determines the potential impact of specific policies on HIV/AIDS services and develops position papers on prioritized areas of interest to the HIV continuum of care. Through the Policy Development Committee, the Consortium has created numerous written position statements on state and governmental policies, and has provided educational events and forums for the community and its legislators.

The Policy Development Committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing and evaluating current policy issues related to the HIV/AIDS community
  • Providing guidance and recommendations to other Consortium Committees, the Consortium Board of Trustees, elected officials, and the general public via position statements
  • Developing strategies for legislative initiatives when appropriate
  • Assisting the Executive Director in his/her role as primary spokesperson for all external Consortium communications.

The Committee’s membership consists of leaders and members in health, wellness, and disease prevention, the community at large, and nonprofit communities that have embraced the responsibility of addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS

5 Policy Development Committee Meetings will be held as follows:

Community Services Building
100 West Tenth Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Meeting Room: To Be Determined
Meeting Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: Approximately 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

2012 Meeting Dates

Meeting Date Location
Policy Committee Thursday, January 26 Wilmington
Planning Council/Policy Thursday, February 23 Dover
Policy Committee Thursday, March 22 Wilmington
Planning Council/Policy Thursday, April 26 Dover
Annual Meeting/Policy Thursday, May 17 Dover
Planning Council/Policy Thursday, June 28 Dover
Policy Committee Thursday, July 26 Wilmington
Planning Council/Policy Thursday, August 23 Dover
Policy Committee Thursday, September 27 Wilmington
Planning Council/Policy Thursday, October 25 Dover
Policy Committee Thursday, November 29 * Wilmington
No December Meeting No December Meeting No Meeting

*November meeting will be held on 5th Thursday of the month due to Thanksgiving

Please notify Sara Grainger or Joe Scarborough when you are unable to attend a meeting by calling 302-654-5471 or email us at and

Click here to download a PDF of the 2012 Planning Council and Policy Committee Meeting schedule.



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