Supporting HIV care through education and innovation

Topic: Needs Assessment

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program needs assessment is a process of collecting information about the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)—both those receiving care and those not in care. Steps involve gathering data—from multiple sources—on the number of HIV and AIDS cases, the needs of PLWHA, and current resources (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and other) available to meet those needs. This information is then analyzed to identify what services are needed and by which groups of PLWHA.

Manuals

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    June 2013

    Manual for Ryan White Part A grantees and planning bodies on administration of their programs. Update reflects Ryan White legislative and program requirements through 2013.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    May 2013

    Manual for Part B grantees and planning bodies outlines legislation and policies along with technical guidance on carrying out specific requirements of grantees.

Tools

Reports

Toolkits

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

    Workbooks to help Ryan White planning bodies and other entities self-assess their effectiveness. Each SAM is designed for use by a small ad hoc group.  Major topic areas are assessed through a series of questions, which are scored in order to identify strengths and weaknesses.

Reports

  • Marion County Health Department, August 2009, Indianapolis TGA, August 2009, Indiana State Department of health, August 2009, Mosaica, August 2009

    Assessment of provider capacity and capability to identify the extent to which HIV-related services are accessible, available, and appropriate for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Indianapolis Transitional Grant Area (TGA).

Best practices

Tools