Planning under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a multi-step process of determining where needs are greatest, developing services to address those needs, and examining service delivery to determine their effectiveness. Planning is carried out in different ways, depending on the program and services being delivered.
- Community-wide and state level planning (under Ryan White Part A and Part B) covers a large geographic area and various populations. Part A and B planning entails a sequence of tasks to assess needs, determine how to address and fund those needs, and coordinate services with other Ryan White Parts (programs) and other payers.
- Planning undertaken by clinics and other service agencies 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.
Guidelines and Manuals
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauDecember 2016
HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau guidance and requrements for grantees of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program on such topics as eligibility, allowable use of funds, and clarifications of legislative requirements.
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 BureauMarch 2017
Results of a 2016 Technical Assistance Assessment Project reviewing perceived successes, key structural issues, abilities, challenges and technical assistance needs of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Planning Councils/Planning Bodies.
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauNovember 2016
Slide presentations for workshop sessions held at the 2016 Ryan White Conference.
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauSeptember 2016
HRSA staff participated in 11 sessions at USCA 2016, held September 15-17, 2016.
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 BureauOctober 2013
Orientation tutorial on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauNovember 1996
An orientation to Ryan White Planning Councils for prospective new members.
Tools and Job Aids
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauJanuary 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 BureauJanuary 2008
Part A planning council member, and Part A grantee, roles and responsibilities.
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauMarch 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 BureauDecember 2016
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 BureauApril 2017
HRSA/HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.