The Denver HIV Resources Planning Council is seeking new members!
In order to better represent our HIV community, we are recruiting highly motivated persons living with HIV to join our team. These new members will go through an expedited onboarding process, and are expected to attend required training, committee and general council meetings. In order to respect social distancing, the council meetings are conducted remotely, using Zoom or by calling in.
Working closely with the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment’s Office of HIV Resources, the Planning Council is a diverse group of community members, people living with HIV, and service providers who come together to understand and represent people living with HIV within impacted communities. The Planning Council strongly encourages people living with HIV to apply.
The Planning Council has many exciting and important activities to accomplish annually. The Planning Council evaluates the needs of people living with HIV in the Denver metro area by looking at HIV epidemic data, holding focus groups with populations in need, and assessing where service gaps exist. All levels of experience with data are welcome, and Planning Council members receive training after they are appointed.
The Planning Council decides how much funding is allocated to HIV specific health care (think hospital visits, mental health services, and dental care), as well as support services beyond HIV specific care (like support groups, housing, and food bank services). The Planning Council assists in the HIV prevention and care strategic plan for all of Colorado.
For each membership seat, the Planning Council member must do their best to represent the entirety of that community. This requires that the representative hear from as many citizens as possible within that community and represent them by thoughtfully considering the community’s interests when making Planning Council decisions and advocating for the community when needed.
Members of the Planning Council are appointed to three-year terms by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Applicants should be prepared to meet a monthly time commitment, including travel, of about eight hours per month. The time commitment includes attendance at meetings and active participation in community events. This is a volunteer position, but expense reimbursement, transportation assistance, and child or partner care are available for people living with HIV.
Interested applicants are asked to submit an online application and resume at www.denvergov.org/boardsandcommissions (and select HIV Planning Council) by June 25, 2020. If you have questions or would like assistance with completing your application or have any questions, please email or call the Denver Office of HIV Resources; or 720-569-7232.
The Planning Council is specifically recruiting:
• People Living with HIV (PLWH) who are receiving Ryan White services
• PLWH from underserved populations, including but not limited to; People of Color, Latinx, and Transgender individuals
• Women of Color living with HIV
• PLWH from the federally recognized Indian tribes of Colorado
• Youth living with HIV
• PLWH and Hepatitis C
• PLWH who are experiencing homelessness
• PLWH who were previously incarcerated
DHRPC Recruitment Flyer - Please distribute!