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 BureauFebruary 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 BureauJune 2013
Manual for Ryan White Part A grantees and planning bodies on administration of their programs.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS BureauMarch 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 CareJune 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 DepartmentJuly 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.
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.