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What is the Ryan White Planning Council (RWPC)?

The Ryan White Planning Council is a community group that has been appointed by the County Judge, to plan the organization and delivery of HIV services funded by Part A, Part B, MAI, & State Services of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. Each Council member is a caring, dedicated volunteer who has been carefully selected to reflect the diversity of our community. Members represent the general public, people living with HIV, funded service providers, and other health and social service organizations. Planning Council members work together to identify the care needs of people living with HIV. The Council then determines which services are of the highest priority, and how much funding should be committed to each service. Council members also evaluate the cost effectiveness and the quality of the services provided.

The mission of the Ryan White Planning Council of the Dallas Planning Area is to optimize the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS through coordination, evaluation, and continuous planning to improve the North Texas regional system of medical, supportive, and prevention services.

Why join the Ryan White Planning Council?

  • You can help people infected and affected by HIV by helping improve services and access to care.
  • You can be a voice in program planning and implementation by participating in the processes that determine what services are needed most.
  • You can get information about HIV/AIDS funding streams and having opportunities for involvement and collaboration.

What are the expectations, time commitments and responsibilities?
You can determine your own level of involvement because there is no specific time requirement. We encourage people to attend meetings regularly, become active in a committee, and advocate on behalf of the mission of the Ryan White Planning Council of the Dallas Planning Area whenever given the opportunity. Please refer to our calendar for future meetings. Planning Council and the standing committees’ meetings are held every month at Dallas County Health & Human Services, Hickman Conference Room, 2377 N. Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, TX 75207. (Please contact the office of support to be placed on our interested parties email list to receive meeting announcements.)

How much does it cost?
There is no charge to become involved with the RWPC.