Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program needs assessment is a process of collecting information about the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)—both those receiving care and those not in care. Steps involve gathering data—from multiple sources—on the number of HIV and AIDS cases, the needs of PLWHA, and current resources (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and other) available to meet those needs. This information is then analyzed to identify what services are needed and by which groups of PLWHA.
Guidelines and Manuals
CDC, HRSAJuly 2014
Guidance on development of HIV/AIDS epidemiological profiles for use in planning/evaluation activities of both prevention and care programs.
Webinars and Training
Planning CHATTMay 2018
Learn about the needs assessment process that RWHAP Part A planning councils/planning bodies conduct annually. The webinar includes a case study on consumer leadership of the needs assessment process.
IHAP TA CenterJuly 2017
This webinar focused on key strategies for ongoing consumer and stakeholder engagement in the integrated prevention and care planning, implementation, and monitoring processes.
Tools and Job Aids
Planning CHATTDecember 2018
The Training Guide is designed to help planning councils/planning bodies conduct orientation and ongoing training to prepare members to participate fully in RWHAP Part A planning and decision making.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2009
Workbooks for RWHAP planning bodies and other entities to self-assess their effectiveness.
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2003
Meeting discussion on methods for assessing unmet need for HIV/AIDS care (unmet need defined as PLWHA not in care).