In December 1993, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the Supplemental Guidance on HIV Prevention Community Planning for Noncompeting Continuation of Cooperative Agreements for HIV Prevention Projects. The Guidance required that between January and December 1994, the project areas receiving federal HIV prevention funds design and implement a community planning process. In response to this initiative, the Florida Department of Health and community representatives throughout the state decided to convene one statewide group to address community planning. This group was named the Florida HIV/AIDS Community Planning Group.
In January 2004, the group was renamed to The Florida Comprehensive Planning Network. The FCPN was divided into three groups, the Prevention Planning Group (PPG), the Patient Care Planning Group (PCPG), and the Hepatitis Planning Group.
The mission of the PPG
To develop a quality comprehensive HIV Prevention plan.
The Overall Goal
To prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS.