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.

  • 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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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

Technical Assistance

  • Interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.
  • The SCP delivers TA aimed at strengthening healthcare system engagement in local EHE efforts by supporting the coordination of planning activities, alignment of funding sources, and program implementation. Project period: 2020-2025.
  • Support for Part A and B recipients and their planning bodies around integrated HIV/AIDS planning efforts. Project period: 2016-2023.

  • 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. Project period: 2020-2023.

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