Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) provides feedback and suggestions about processes, providing insight on improving the patient experience and advising on the implementation of protocols. The CAB is representative of the community providing a voice for the demographics we serve. Federally qualified health centers are mandated to have patient representation within their governing board.
Key Responsibilities of a CAB Member
- Provide ideas for future Howard Brown services and how to improve current services.
- Be a positive voice for Howard Brown and its work in the community
- Sharing experiences
- Providing honest feedback
The CAB meet every other month to create an agenda and coordinate projects. During the meetings, the CAB will give feedback, react to ideas from staff, and make suggestions that could improve Howard Brown. Possible CAB topics include transgender health services, case management services, support groups, youth services, women’s services, Pride Month activities, HIV/STI testing and outreach, and the Brown Elephant stores.
Our focus areas are:
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities
- High blood pressure
Howard Brown is committed to choosing a diverse group of CAB members with different ages, income levels, gender identities, races/ethnicities, sexual orientations, and HIV status. Howard Brown is committed to forming a CAB that includes people who have received healthcare at Howard Brown regularly; this includes medical, therapy, case management or testing services within the last two years.
For more information, contact CAB@howardbrown.org or fill out the application below. If you require any assistance completing the CAB Application, please call 773.388.1600 and ask to speak to Terra Campbell, the Community Impact Coordinator.