People with HIV & Community Involvement

A core value of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is engagement of people with HIV in their care and in their community's work to address the epidemic. This might include: 

  • Serving as members and leaders of planning bodies. See also our Planning resources.
  • Participating in community advisory boards to provide feedback to clinics on services and their design.
  • Serving as peer workers to other persons with HIV to engage and retain them in care. See our Peer Programs resources.
  • Serving as volunteers and paid staff members in HIV agencies.

Need help finding HIV services? Go to our People with HIV and Community page

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Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Websites

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Federal agency that administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), which helps low-income people with HIV receive care.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Portal for HIV/AIDS information from the U.S. federal government, including the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    U.S. HIV-related treatment guidelines, drug database, and glossary.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Federal resources on discrimination and health care privacy protections.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum

    Online resource to enhance care interactions experienced by Black MSM. 

Technical Assistance

  • 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. Project period: 2020-2025.

  • Capacity building for the RWHAP community to navigate the changing health care landscape and help people with HIV to access and use their health coverage to improve health outcomes.
  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce. Project period: 2020-2024.

  • ESCALATE will focus on reducing HIV stigma through training participants in EHE jurisdictions. Project period: 2020-2024.

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