Needs Assessment Committee

Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 2p.m.

Committee Members
Auntjuan Wiley, ChairJohn Dornheim, Vice Chair
Gary BeneckeHosea CrowellAmanda Evans, M.D.
Linda FreemanMiranda GrantLionel Hillard
Jacobi Hunter-WrightKendra TevisJonathan Thorne
Helen TurnerDonna Wilson

Charge: To oversee the development and implementation of the needs assessment process to identify the needs, barriers to care, and gaps in services for PL WH, and to ensure that Planning Council activities are working towards meeting the needs, overcoming the barriers and closing the gaps. The Needs Assessment Committee designs consumer surveys that will comprehensively gather demographic, epidemiologic, behavioral, and service-related data. Develop strategies to target special populations and organize focus groups to determine what information to gather and how to collect it. Determine the best means by which to conduct the comprehensive needs assessment that meets the frequency needs of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Identify needs trends as identified by consumers from previous assessment cycles. Provide recommendations related to consumer needs to the other Ryan White Planning Council standing committees.