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.

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Topics for Planning Councils/Bodies

  • 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.

Key Resources

Guidelines and Manuals

Tools and Job Aids

Technical Assistance and Training

  • The RWHAP Compass Dashboard is a user-friendly, interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP.
  • 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. 

  • Building the capacity of RWHAP Part A Planning Councils/Planning Bodies to meet legislative requirements, strengthen consumer engagement, and increase planning involvement by community stakeholders/providers.

  • 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.

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