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What is the RWPC?

An explanation in less time than a commercial break.
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Briana Morgan

on 24 February 2016

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Transcript of What is the RWPC?

What is the
Philadelphia EMA
Ryan White Part A
Planning Council?

We plan HIV/AIDS services
for 9 counties in 2 states.

In 2012, there were 26,692 people living with HIV/AIDS in these 9 counties.
EMA =
Eligible Metropolitan Area
in 3 minutes or less
= 1,000 people
NJ:
Gloucester
Salem
Burlington
Camden
PA:
Philadelphia
Montgomery
Bucks
Chester
Delaware
Of these, 19,832 lived in Philadelphia
3,718 lived in the suburban PA Counties
and 3,146 lived in New Jersey.
The Planning Council considers the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and ensures that high-quality services are provided to those that need them.
These include services like:
Case management
Medical care
HIV medications
Transportation to the doctor
Dental visits
Food banks
Substance abuse treatment
Mental health services
Housing counseling
Legal help
And 19 other services.
Most of the Planning Council's work is done by its committees. The committees are:
Finance
Committee
Ensures that funding follows the needs identified by the other committees.
Needs Assessment
Committee
Positive
Committee
Nominations
Committee
Comprehensive Planning
Committee
Gathers community feedback from those who provide and use Ryan White services.
Provides a place for people living with HIV/AIDS to share their experiences, build skills, and learn.
Seeks new members, reviews applications, and helps to improve the Planning Council.
Does both short-term and long-term planning for services.
Each committee's work is an integral part of the Planning Council.
advocates
case managers
doctors
and nurses
researchers
providers
of HIV
services
community
leaders
people living with HIV/AIDS
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
So who's doing all this work?
(everyone on the Planning Council
volunteers his or her time)
community members that aren't too different from you.
We meet at 2pm on the second Thursday of every month.
Join us.
For more, visit us at
http://www.hivphilly.org
"like" us at fb.com/hivphilly
or follow us @hivphilly.
or
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