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Module 1. Understanding the Legislation

December 2018

Planning CHATT


To familiarize Part A planning council/planning body (PC/PB) members with the legislation authorizing the RWHAP, and its various Parts. Also, how it has evolved over the years as the epidemic has changed and new treatments have been developed.

Content Overview

  • RWHAP as a major source of funding for HIV care in the U.S.
  • Appropriations over time by RWHAP Part
  • Purpose of the legislation
  • RWHAP and the HIV timeline
  • Evolution of the legislation in the context of a changing epidemic and advances in treatment
  • Uses of RWHAP funds
  • Description of each RWHAP Part
  • Importance of collaboration across RWHAP Parts
  • Funding for Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs)
  • Similarities between RWHAP Part A and Part B
  • How RWHAP Part A works
  • Types of Fundable Services
  • How the Recipient and PC/B collaborate
  • Flow of decision making and funds

Materials for this Module

  Module 1: Notes for Trainers
  PowerPoint Slides: Understanding the Legislation
  Activity 1.1: Evolution of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Discussion Questions
  Activity 1.2: What’s My RWHAP Part? Quiz (with Answer Sheet)
  Quick Reference Handout 1.1: RWHAP Summary Timeline

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