Peter McLoyd, recently elected as the Community Co-Chair of the Urban Coalition of HIV AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS)

Peter McLoyd, an employee at  the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was recently elected as the Community Co-Chair of the Urban Coalition of HIV AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS). UCHAPS is a partnership of community members and health department representatives from urban jurisdictions most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS.  UCHAPS member jurisdictions represent over one-third of the nation’s epidemic, are among the epicenters of the urban HIV epidemic, and are at the forefront of piloting new intervention strategies.

Mr. McLoyd and UCHAPS Health Department Co-Chair, Mr. Kyle Baker, of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Office of AIDS Programs and Policy will work in collaboration with the membership, allied organizations and federal partners in meeting the UCHAPS mission of “reducing mortality and morbidity, disparities in health outcomes, and the incidence of new HIV infections”.

Over the past few month’s Mr. McLoyd has represented UCHAPS at a number of federally funded meetings and consultations, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) HIV Testing in Non-Clinical Settings, Health and Human Services (HHS) Consultation on Streamlining Core Indicators and Reporting, HHS Consultation with People Living with HIV/AIDS and the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

In 2012, Mr. McLoyd will be bringing back information to the CORE Center and CCHHS leadership, regarding the future of Ryan White funding for People Living with HIV/AIDS, new directions in CDC funding and the work towards fully implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The CORE Center would like to congratulate Mr. McLoyd on this nomination and look forward to him sharing critical information, from national partners and federal funders, regarding HIV/AIDS and other healthcare policy issues, impacting the residents in Cook County.