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The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Community Action Board (CAB) is a group of key stakeholders from our community who serve in an advisory capacity, providing a community perspective on important issues in HIV/AIDS research.

Mission Statement

The CFAR CAB's mission is to encourage communication and to build trustworthy collaborations between UW CFAR researchers and community members and community-based organizations to enhance local, national, and international prevention, treatment, and education activities.

Specific goals of the CAB

  • Make HIV/STD research more transparent and useful by engaging CAB members to help develop improved and targeted information dissemination to the community.
  • Use CAB activities to help CFAR affiliates and researchers learn about local community organizations, concerns, activities and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Communicate CFAR services to communities and identify important research topics to ensure community relevancy and collaboration.


The CAB is comprised of a group of committed individuals, including representatives from HIV-affected groups and organizations.  The CAB Steering Committee is listed below.  Working Groups include steering committee members and a broader membership from the communities they serve.

The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR CAB meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Please contact the CFAR CAB Manager if you are interested in joining us (


Research Consultation with the CAB

Stigma Working Group

Community Events

Community-based Organization (CBO) needs assessment

Disparities Working Group (retired)


Community Action Board Member Organizations

BABES Network - YWCA
Center for Multicultural Health
Entre Hermanos
Gay City
Gender Justice League
ICHS - International Community Health Services
Lifelong Aids Alliance - Bellingham
Lifelong Aids Alliance - Everett
Lifelong Aids Alliance - Seattle
Neighborhood House/Project Handle
People's Harm Reduction Alliance
Pierce County AIDS Foundation - Olympia
Pierce County AIDS Foundation - Tacoma
Project Neon/Seattle Counseling Service
Teen Feed
Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center
Seattle Indian Health Board
Somali Health Board
Cascade AIDS Project (Portland)
HIV Alliance (Eugene)