Priority Setting and Resource Allocation
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program resources are limited and need is severe. This heightens the responsibility of planning councils to use sound information and a rational decision-making process when deciding which services and other program categories are priorities (priority setting) and how much to fund them (resource allocation).
Webinars and Training
Planning CHATTJuly 2018
The webinar focused on the priority setting and resource allocation (PSRA) process that Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A planning councils/planning bodies need to engage in every year.
The second webinar in a two-part series on Using Data for Decision Making
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.
Planning CHATTJune 2018
The Primer is designed to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A planning council members understand the roles and functioning of planning councils.
Multnomah County Health DepartmentJuly 2015
Scorecard template for use in keeping parties involved in RWHAP Part A planning informed about funds allocated to service areas and the outcomes in terms of costs and care outcomes.
New York City Planning CouncilJuly 2014
This is an Excel spreadsheet used to score service categories for purposes of guiding decisions about setting priorities for Ryan White HIV/AIDS services. It was adjusted to account for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2009
Workbooks for RWHAP planning bodies and other entities to self-assess their effectiveness.
Reports and Best Practices
Broward County HIV Health Services Planning Council, FLApril 2019
The Broward County (Florida) Part A Planning Council developed a scorecard to show data on each service category. The scorecard includes 5 years of funding allocations for each service category, as well as client demographics, relevant performance measures, and notes.
Office of HIV Planning, Philadelphia PAMarch 2019
This is a concise, step-by-step description of the annual resource allocation process undertaken by the Philadelphia EMA for Part A funds.
This guide includes strategies for RWHAP Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) recipients to optimize the use of ADAP rebate funds in order to improve the overall effectiveness and reach of HIV services.
Office of HIV Planning, Philadelphia PAJuly 2018
This document includes all of the financial and service data which the Philadelphia EMA Planning Council uses in order to make resource allocation decisions for Part A funds.
PLOS ONEMay 2018
This article describes an analysis of optimal allocation of CDC and HRSA funding for HIV prevention services as well as RWHAP Part A and B expenditures on services for linkage to care, retention in care, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy.
Multnomah County, OregonAugust 2017
The Multnomah County (Portland, OR) Part A recipient has a process for working collaboratively with their Planning Council, using a scorecard which shows how funds were allocated and cost and care outcomes.
Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning CouncilJune 2017
This is a comprehensive manual summarizing the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Service Planning Council’s PSRA process.
Journal of Public Health Management & PracticeNovember 2016
This article presents lessons learned from implementation of a RA model for evidence-based HIV prevention interventions, with the objective of averting new HIV infections.
Boston EMA Ryan White Planning CouncilSeptember 2016
This video offers an illustration of the resource allocation process which the Boston EMA Ryan White Planning Council conducts annually.
Boston EMA Ryan White Planning CouncilMay 2016
This report provides a summary of the federal, state, and local funding sources available to support HIV services within the Boston RWHAP EMA in 2016. Results from the report were used by the Boston EMA Planning Council to make resource allocation decisions.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)May 2015
The report describes the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which certain health care providers to receive significant discounts on certain prescription medications, including HIV medications. The report includes key 340B policies, as well as recent utilization trends and challenges.
Health AffairsMarch 2014
This article describes a data-driven decision making methodology called the “Robust Decision Making Approach.”
AIDS Education and PreventionOctober 2013
The article describes a resource allocation modeling exercise carried out in Iowa in 2012 following a significant decrease in the state’s HIV prevention funding budget.
Health Care Management ScienceMarch 2011
This article describes a model for allocating CDC's HIV prevention resources to minimize HIV incidence over a 5-year period.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family FoundationJuly 2010
This factsheet provides an overview of the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), including their function, budget, eligibility criteria for clients, and involvement with the 340B Drug Pricing
HRSA HABMarch 2010
This is a review of program costs and outcomes for a Ryan White SPNS Caribbean Peer Promoter Initiative. The analysis compares funds that RWHAP recipients dedicated to different areas of their programs, and concludes with funding recommendations.