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Topic: Consumer Advisory Boards

Consumer Advisory Boards (CABs) serve to provide clinics with input and guidance from patients regarding the design and delivery of care. To be effective, CABs follow operating procedures to guide them in member formation, convening meetings, providing feedback, and monitoring their work over time to assess their impact on clinic operations.

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  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Bureau
    January 2011

    Resources for the Massachusetts Statewide Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), comprised of people living with HIV/AIDS, including a handbook on CAB operations, an application for membership, and a guide on meeting mechanics.

  • AIDS Arms, Inc.
    January 2008

    Mission statement and bylaws for a community advisory board (CAB), developed by AIDS Arms in Dallas, Texas.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    January 2005

    Workbook on setting up and operating a consumer advisory board (CAB), with attention to CAB operations for Part D (Title IV) programs targeting women, infants, children, and youth. Sections cover:

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