Community Advisory Council
HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program Contact Information
At the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program, we are always looking for ways to improve the care we provide. We partner with our patients in these discussions and welcome their voices as we look toward improving services and care.
One of the main ways we do this is through our UW HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program Community Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC works in partnership with our staff to enhance and improve the services delivered to our patients. The CAC consists of 10-14 community patient members and meets every other month to discuss important topics impacting care.
The goals of the CAC include:
- Promoting and supporting patient-centered values and UW Health's approach toward patient-centered care
- Partnering patients with program staff in their commitment to continually improve patient satisfaction and quality of care by representing patients' perspectives
- Promoting the inclusion of patients at the program and policy level
- Creating an environment where patients are able to provide candid feedback regarding care received at the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program
- Advising program staff about patient needs and priorities from the patient perspective
- Helping program staff understand the patient experience
- Promoting the philosophy that patients and healthcare providers are equal partners who work together to plan and make care decisions
Some topics that the CAC has had input on include:
- Perspective and content for the website
- Development of topics for patient education events
- Input on quality improvement activities within the program
If you have an interest in having your voice heard, consider becoming a member of the CAC. Of course we also welcome your feedback, even if you aren't interested in joining the CAC. Please feel free to reach out to any of our staff at any time.