Ryan White Care RibbonWelcome to the New Haven/Fairfield Counties Ryan White HIV Planning Council Website

Welcome to the New Haven/Fairfield Counties Ryan White Planning Council website.

The New Haven/Fairfield Counties Ryan White Planning Council is a group of representatives from New Haven and Fairfield Counties who plan HIV/AIDS services for people living with HIV disease in the two county area.

The Ryan White Program is designed to give communities some control and input as to how the funding is used to address the needs of the local HIV/AIDS community.The Planning Council categories of membership are federally mandated under the Ryan White HIV Treatment Modernization Act. Planning council members include AIDS service providers, local and state health departments, housing, substance abuse and mental health providers and persons living with HIV. Members must go through the membership process and are appointed by the Mayor for a three-year term.

The council gathers information through needs assessment activities for use in making decisions to provide federal funding for medical care and support services to people living with HIV that will improve their health, extend their life expectancy and improve their quality of life. The Council makes decisions impact how federal HIV funds will be used for New Haven and Fairfield County services such as case management, medical care, insurance assistance, transportation, outreach, housing, emergency financial assistance. The Planning council completes its work through a structure of committees and subcommittees as well as the monthly business of the entire planning council. All planning council meetings are open to the public.

Individuals wishing to become a member of the Planning Council must submit a nomination application, which is reviewed by the Council Membership/Finance Committee. Once approved, the application is presented to the Council for an approval vote. Once approved by the full Council, the application is sent to the Mayor for approval and appointment.

For more information on the work of the Planning Council, to attend meetings or to become a member please contact:

Staff

Jeff Daniel

Collaborative Research, LLC

877-336-5503

jeff@collaborativeresearch.us

 

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