MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS
DENVER HIV RESOURCES PLANNING COUNCIL (DHRPC):
DHRPC meetings are an opportunity for all members to discuss issues currently impacting people living with HIV in the Denver metro area, share work being done in the committees, receive updates from Denver HIV Resources, explore ways to assist in the fight against HIV on a national scale, and vote on various Planning Council affairs throughout the year. Meetings are open to the public. Please visit the upcoming meetings tab to learn when the next meeting will be held.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE (CEC):
Facilitates and plans ongoing Need Assessment listening sessions and focus groups
Reviews qualitative and quantitative data assessments
Ensures that people living with HIV have a role in the Priority Setting process
RULES AND MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (RMDC):
Reviews and revises the DHRPC Bylaws
Guides the directive process and submission
Assists in leadership and membership trainings
Coordinates new member recruitment, interviews, and member orientation
Reviews meeting attendance and council representation
SERVICE STANDARD COMMITTEE (SSC):
Reviews the service standards, which guide providers in the implementation of services
Ensures a broad based community process, including meaningful participation from PLHIV
Coordinate with the office of Denver HIV Resources (DHR) to identify service standards that require review
Supports the annual endorsement of the full DHRPC on process and updated service standards
AGENDA SETTING WORKGROUP (ASW):
Meets monthly to create meeting agendas
Guides committee and agency reports to the full DHRPC
PRIORTITY SETTING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION PLANNING WORKGROUP (PSRAPW):
Identifies training needs of the DHRPC, including service utilization data, service category descriptions, and other data needs. These trainings are then provided throughout the year
Identifies the content and process for the Priority Setting and Resource Allocation process
Coordinates with other workgroups and the DHRPC to identify focus areas for discussion
Updates resource documents for trainings and general DHRPC meetings
AD HOC MEETINGS
Additional meetings are provided to satisfy the work demand of the DHRPC
These meetings are requested and scheduled as needed
The DHRPC has bylaws to explain how the planning council operates. This essential document is routinely monitored by the Rules and Membership Development Committee.
SERVICE CATEGORY REVIEW
A Service Category is a provision that is designed to serve a specific need for people living with HIV. The link below provides an overview and description of the categories that are prioritized by the DHRPC.
PRIORITIEZED SERVICE CATEGORIES
The DHRPC prioritizes and allocates funding percentages to service categories that support people living with HIV in the Denver area.
Service Standards guide providers in how services are implemented, and addresses the elements and expectations for the Ryan White Part A funded service categories in the Denver area. The Planning Council collaborates with the office of Denver HIV Resources (DHR) to identify standards for review through the Service Standard Committee.
DATA TRAINING: MAKING WELL INFORMED DECISIONS
The CDC and HRSA Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan legislatively mandates the planning council to take a lead role in the planning process, which must be carried out in close coordination with the recipient.
The plan is based, in part, on the results of the needs assessment and other information such as client utilization data. It is used to guide decisions about how to deliver HIV services for people living with HIV.
Every year the DHRPC reviews data to inform any funding decisions that are made during the Resource Allocation process. Here is an example of some data that is considered:
The Planning Council may ask for, or provide guidance to, the recipient on service models that focus on populations or service areas. Directives are meant to meet the priorities of people living with HIV.
The Planning Council appreciates hearing about successes, issues, and points of concern that impact PLHIV. This feedback can be addressed in different ways, including during the review of Service Standards or within Program Guidance notices that are sent to the system by the office of Denver HIV Resources (DHR).
ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE MECHANISM (AEAM)
Every year the Planning Council evaluates how efficiently Ryan White Part-A funds are allocated and made available for care. This involves ensuring that funds are being contracted for quickly and through an open process, and that local HIV providers are being paid in a timely manner. This document provides active directives that promote the care of people living with HIV in the Denver area.
INTEGRATED HIV PREVENTION AND CARE PLAN
In Denver, the development of the Integrated Plan is a collaboration the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that receives Part B funding. The plan is informed from data gleamed from the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) and other information such as client utilization data. The development of the plan culminates to the Colorado Strategic HIV/AIDS Strategy (COHAS) that guide decisions about how to deliver services for people living with HIV. The plan should be consistent with other existing local or state plans and with national goals to end the HIV epidemic.
Memorandum of Understanding
This MOU is developed for the purpose of enhancing collaboration and clarifying responsibilities between the Denver HIV Resources Planning Council and the office of Denver HIV Resources.
PLANNING COUNCIL PRIMER
The Ryan White Part A Planning Council Primer provides describes the purpose of Planning Council, and explains the essential function of Ryan White Part A. This primer is an informative go-to resource for council and community members.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND DISCLOSURE
Members are required to disclose all affiliations when voting on DHRPC matters. Members must disclose their conflicts of interest during PC meetings and may be prohibited from voting on certain affairs if conflicts are present. Each member must update and sign the disclosure forms yearly.
The Denver Principles
Created in June of 1983, by a small group attending the 5th Annual Gay and Lesbian Health Conference in Denver, this empowering manifesto outlines responsibilities of healthcare workers and the essential rights of people living with HIV.