The TAAN Advisory Committee provides oversight for TAAN operations and input into the development of TAAN policy positions on HIV/AIDS issues. Committee membership is determined to assure that decision-making, communication and mobilization related to HIV/AIDS public policy is shared throughout the state.
Tennessee AIDS Advocacy Network Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee members agree to:
- Participate in all AC meetings and conference calls
- Offer their knowledge and experiences about HIVAIDS
- Be open to learning about HIV/AIDS public policy issues
- Provide constructive input into development of TAAN policy positions
- Provide constructive input into design of TAAN activities
- Disseminate information and materials about TAAN to individuals within their representative regions or organizations
- Build a regional list-serve of TAAN members for communication/mobilization
- Take primary responsibility for coordination of any TAAN activities which take place in their region (e.g., trainings, meetings, etc.)
- Disseminate policy alerts and otherwise take primary responsibility for mobilizing individuals within their representative regions or organizations to communicate with policymakers as directed by AC Co-Chairs.
Committee Membership Criteria: At least five members come from the different Tennessee public health districts, along with up to two representatives from the Tennessee Association of People with AIDS (TAPWA) and a liaison from the Public Policy Committee of the Nashville CARES Board of Directors.
TAAN Chapters: – a liaison from each chapter will serve on the AC
- Southeast TN – Chattanooga
- Northeast TN – Knoxville
- Southwest and West TN – Memphis
- Middle TN – Nashville