Planning Councils and Planning Bodies

Planning is a multi-step process of information gathering to determine needs and subsequent decision making to devote resources to the highest needs. Individuals who conduct planning under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) do so in their roles as members and managers of RWHAP planning bodies. Planning bodies include RWHAP Parts A Planning Councils (hard hit metropolitan areas) and Part B planning bodies/consortia (for entire states/territories or regions within these jurisdictions). Planning is also undertaken by clinics and other service agencies under other RWHAP Parts and involves examination of epidemiologic and service delivery data to identify needs and guide decisions about how to deliver services.

Network with Your Colleagues. See the RWHAP Planning Council and Planning Body directory.

Resources and TA/Training for Planning Councils/Bodies

Access the Technical Assistance Directory for projects that deliver planning support to RWHAP agencies.

Explore the following Resources topics:

  • Planning - these resources cover all aspects of Ryan White planning: planning body operations (e.g., membership, involvement of people living with HIV), needs assessment, priority setting, comprehensive planning and integrated planning.
  • Best Practices - This collection of HIV service interventions have been reviewed for their demonstrated effectiveness at improving client health outcomes. Best Practices are identified from a broader "pipeline" of HRSA projects that investigate and develop Innovations in HIV Care: Replication Resources.

Key Resources

Best Practices


Technical Assistance and Training

  • TAP-in supports the 47 EHE jurisdictions funded by HRSA to strengthen their EHE work plans, promote cross-jurisdictional learning, and ensure jurisdictions have access to the resources they need. Project period: 2020-2025.

  • The CHAC advises the Secretary, HHS, Director of CDC, and Administrator of HRSA, regarding objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD prevention and treatment efforts.
  • CIE identifies, catalogs, and disseminates evidence-informed interventions that link, re-engage, and retain people with HIV in care, and supports the real-world replication of these interventions to help end the HIV epidemic.
  • Support for Part A and B recipients and their planning bodies around integrated HIV/AIDS planning efforts. Project period: 2016-2023.

  • SPNS project providing technical assistance to public health departments and RWHAP Part A recipients to create and improve data sharing across their sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV surveillance systems. Project period: 2019-2023.
  • Interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.

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