Public Policy

CAP Public Policy Committee

The Board of Directors’ Public Policy Committee is charged with monitoring HIV/AIDS policy issues on Federal, State and local levels to ensure CAP’s position is heard. The Public Policy Committee works very closely with the Volunteer Resources, Education and Advocacy Department to disseminate information and educate the public on issues that may affect the HIV/AIDS community. This is a Statewide Coalition comprised of AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) throughout Oregon, whose mission is to provide services, prevention, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the Coalition is to provide a cohesive statewide voice to public policy issues on HIV/AIDS. The statewide coalition / Public Policy Committee includes:

Some of the activities coordinated through the Public Policy Committee include:

  • Lobbying
    Encourages elected officials to adopt sound legislation, policy and funding on the national, state and local levels.
  • Public Policy
    Advocates for sound HIV policy and practices in government agencies, the workplace, schools and prisons.
  • Education
    Provides information about HIV to elected and appointed policy makers and community leaders to ensure informed decisions.
  • International Projects
    Advocate for global HIV issues and needs in developing and third-world countries.



Portland Area HIV Services Planning Council

Portland Area Global AIDS Coalition

Harm Reduction Center of Southern Oregon

AIDS Action – National AIDS Advocacy Organization

The AIDS Institute

AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

National Minority AIDS Council

Government Links

Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, HIV/AIDS Prevention

Multnomah County Health Department, HIV and Hep C Community Programs

Office of National AIDS Policy

AIDS.GOV – Access to US Government HIV/AIDS Information

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

SIECUS: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Advocates for Youth

Voter Information

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Multnomah County

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