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Topic: 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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Guidelines and Manuals

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    February 2015

    Manual for Part B Program Directors, staff and others, to serve as an orientation guide, reference document on legislative and program requirements and a tool in managing fiscal and program components.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    June 2013

    Manual for Ryan White Part A grantees and planning bodies on administration of their programs.

Webinars and Training

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    May 2016

    This HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau webinar will assist potential applicants in preparing applications that address the requirements Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) HRSA-16-186, Leadership Training for People of Color Living with HIV

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    June 2015

    This webinar explores the importance of effective business planning for ASOs and CBOs and outlines key elements of a successful business plan.

Tools and Job Aids

  • Multnomah County Health Department
    July 2015

    The Multnomah County (Portland, OR) Part A grantee has a process for working collaboratively with their planning council, which includes use of a "scorecard" to keep all parties informed about funds allocated to service areas and the outcomes in terms of costs and care outcomes.

  • August 2010

    Excel spreadsheet to score service categories for purposes of guiding decisions about setting priorities for Ryan White HIV/AIDS services, adjusted to account for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Reports and Best Practices

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    December 2015

    Webcast and report on client-level RSR data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s data collection from 2010-2014 with data comparisons of the Program’s client demographics, service characteristics, and a look at the Program’s health outcomes.