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Topic: Planning

Planning under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is a multi-step process of information gathering to determine needs and subsequent decision making to devote resources to the highest needs. Planning is carried out in different ways, depending on the RWHAP program and the services being delivered.  

  • Metropolitan-wide planning (RWHAP Part A) and state level planning (RWHAP Part B) is comprehensive by design as planning takes into consideration a wide geographic area, various populations and varied services. Part A and B planning entails a sequence of tasks to first assess needs, then examine assessment data and make decisions including what services to fund, and coordination of planning with other RWAHAP Parts and other payers. 
  • Planning undertaken by clinics and other service agencies under other RWHAP Parts involves examination of epidemiologic and service delivery data to identify needs in the service delivery area. This type of planning is then used to guide decisions about how to deliver services.
  • RWHAP Planning Council and Planning Body directory


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  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    June 2018

    HRSA/HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.