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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).

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Webinars and Training

  • Planning CHATT
    July 2018

    Review of the priority setting and resource allocation (PSRA) process that RWHAP Part A planning councils/planning bodies need to engage in every year.

Tools and Job Aids

  • Planning CHATT
    December 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.

  • IHAP TAC
    August 2018

    This comprehensive PowerPoint deck was developed by the Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council to train Planning Body members in the PSRA decision-making process for the Detroit EMA. 

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2018

    This sample worksheet provides an Excel-based format for Planning Council members to rank and track both core medical and support service category priorities, including five key criteria to assist with the ranking process.

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2018

    This sample ranking sheet in Word format lists the service categories to be prioritized for final decision making by the Planning Council. It shows current and two prior years’ rankings for reference.

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2018

    This sample Excel file links multiple worksheets that display comprehensive priority setting and resource allocation data. Note: since the worksheets contain automated calculation functionality, users should check formulas and modify data inputs.

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2018

    This sample Excel document displays and averages the service category rankings of multiple Planning Council sub-groups. 

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2018

    This document outlines the steps and considerations that the Virginia Department of Health, RWHAP Part B recipient takes into account to develop their annual resource allocation amounts for service categories.

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2018

    This Excel worksheet developed by the Virginia Department of Health, RWHAP Part B recipient, provides a format for recording key considerations for resource allocation as well as resource allocation decisions for the RWHAP service categories.

  • Planning CHATT
    June 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.

  • Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council
    January 2018

    This document was developed by the Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council to support planning council work for the Detroit EMA.

  • Multnomah County Health Department
    July 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 Council
    July 2014

    Priority setting worksheet to outline priorities for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) service categories as part of the planning process.

  • IHAP TAC
    July 2013

    This sample RWHAP Part B Fiscal Review Tool assists recipients with subrecipient monitoring. The tool tracks subrecipient performance, including financial management processes and compliance with Part B fiscal procedures.

  • August 2010

    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