Planning under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is a multi-step process of information gathering to determine needs and subsequent decision making to devote resources to the highest needs. Planning is carried out in different ways, depending on the RWHAP program and the services being delivered.
- Metropolitan-wide planning (RWHAP Part A) and state level planning (RWHAP Part B) is comprehensive by design as planning takes into consideration a wide geographic area, various populations and varied services. Part A and B planning entails a sequence of tasks to first assess needs, then examine assessment data and make decisions including what services to fund, and coordination of planning with other RWAHAP Parts and other payers.
- Planning undertaken by clinics and other service agencies under other RWHAP Parts involves examination of epidemiologic and service delivery data to identify needs in the service delivery area. This type of planning is then used to guide decisions about how to deliver services.
- RWHAP Planning Council and Planning Body directory
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Guidelines and Manuals
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2017
HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau guidance webinars that further explain various policy notices and program letters for grant recipients of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
CDC, HRSAJuly 2014
Guidance on development of HIV/AIDS epidemiological profiles for use in planning/evaluation activities of both prevention and care programs.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2018
Information for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients to help them increase understanding and leveraging of the existing housing service system to better serve PLWH experiencing unstable housing.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)November 2017
Below is a collection of slides, plenary talks, videos and blogs featuring presentations from HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau and grant recipients under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2017
Review of the Care Continuum Learning Collaborative (CCLC), a HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau technical assistance and training initiative to strengthen and improve the HIV Care Continuum within Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMarch 2015
Discussion of how programs can use HIV laboratory surveillance data to identify persons who have fallen out of care in order to guide re-linkage efforts (Data to Care).
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)October 2013Orientation tutorial on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)November 1996
An orientation to Ryan White Planning Councils for prospective new members.
Tools and Job Aids
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2009
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.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2008
Part A planning council member, and Part A grantee, roles and responsibilities.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2003
This document has outdated information on HIV/AIDS and the structure of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. However, training resources on participating in a planning body are still relevant.
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2017
Client-level data reports and other regular data reports on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
Office of National AIDS PolicyJuly 2015
Goals and plan of action for combatting HIV/AIDS in the United States.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareJune 2015
This issue brief describes important changes occurring in the U.S. health care system that are improving access to health care for thousands of people living with HIV in the U.S.
RTI InternationalSeptember 2006
Presents a summary of the key findings and recommendations resulting from a HAB-sponsored assessment of the impact of the the Ryan White CARE Act Title III planning grant program.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)April 2017
HRSA/HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.