Methodology for Estimating Unmet Need Instruction Manual

Author(s): Abt AssociatesHRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

This manual provides an update to the Unmet Need Methodology for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Parts A and B recipients.  It includes background on the unmet need requirement, a summary of how changes to the methodology were determined, and provides instructions for RWHAP Parts A and Part B recipients on how to calculate unmet need using the updated methodology.

Once you determine if you are using the Required Unmet Need Estimates and Analysis (chapter 3) or the Enhanced Unmet Need Estimates and Analysis (chapter 4) approach, you will only need to review the section of the manual that covers that approach.

See also the related RWHAP Unmet Need Required Reporting Templates and Optional Calculation Tables (Excel). The manual contains references to these templates and tables.

The manual was updated on February 11, 2021 with a change of terminology from "Target Populations" to "Priority Populations" to align with HRSA HAB terminology changes. 

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