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Roles and Responsibilies

Community planning and local decision making are at the core of the Ryan White Planning Council. Many parties are involved in carrying out Ryan White planning and implementing the Program. This structure provides a diversity of input into the decision-making process but also involves challenges in managing conflicts of interest, multiple political and programmatic agendas, and competition for scarce resources. Key entities in the planning council include: HAB/DSS, the chief elected official (CEO) of the EMA/TGA, the designated local entity administering Ryan White Part A funds, service providers, affected communities, and PLWHA.

  • Ensures access to quality HIV/AIDS care
  • Assures community participation
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures
  • Assess Needs
  • Develops a comprehensive stategic plan
  • Sets binding priorities (service categories), and direct grantees on how best to meet these priorities.
  • Coordinates with other RW programs and other HIV-related Services, such as Medicaid, ADAP, other city and state programs, Medicare, CDC and HOPWA
  • Sets binding allocations for Part A dollars for all service categories
  • Revises care delivery systems to meet emerging needs
  • Assess the efficiency of the administrative mechanism
  • Evaluates how well Part A-funded services are meeting community needs.

For more information, please review the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Primer, found here. For additional information on Planning CHATT, click here.

Planning Council & Standing Committee Meetings

The Planning Council & the standing committees typically meet once a month.

  • They are subject to Open Meetings Act:

    • Requires that meetings be open to the public, and to be preceded by public notice of the time, place and subject matter.
    • For more information on the Open Meetings Act, click here.
  • Governed by Roberts Rules of Order:

    • Provides common rules & procedures for deliberation and debate in order to place the whole membership on the same footing.