Ryan White planning bodies have decades of experience assessing HIV care needs, with a particular focus on "unmet needs" assessment. To further refine their work in this area of planning, HRSA conducted a years-long review with the community and crafted an updated Unmet Need Framework for estimating unmet need for HIV primary medical care.
Technical resources for utilizing this new methodology are available at Estimating Unmet Need for HIV Primary Medical Care on this website and include the following:
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Methodology for Estimating Unmet Need Instruction Manual - includes background on the development of the methodology and sections for completing and required and enhanced components.
Meet the Unmet Need Training and TA Team. Contact them for help.
- RWHAP Unmet Need Required Reporting Templates and Optional Calculation Tables Package - Excel files for calculating unmet need estimates.
- Unmet Need Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Quick answers to common questions about Unmet Need.
- Estimating Unmet Need: Key Steps for RWHAP Parts A and B Recipients High Level Workflow Infographic - a high-level workflow for RWHAP recipients completing the required or enhanced Unmet Need Estimates and Analyses.