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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).

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
    March 2017

    This webinar shared the results of a 2016 Technical Assistance Assessment Project that focused on gathering the perceived successes, key structural issues, abilities, challenges and technical assistance needs of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Planning Councils/Planning Bodies in fulfillin

  • 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.

  • 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.