Ryan White Planning Council

Ryan White Planning Council The role of the Council is to determine how to best provide services to People living with HIV in Houston and the surrounding area in accordance with the federal Ryan White Program.

The Ryan White Planning Council (RWPC) is a diverse group of volunteers who are affected by HIV/AIDS in many different ways. Membership includes individuals who are consumers (people living with HIV/AIDS), service providers, local health care providers, representatives from other Ryan White programs and others. The role of the Council is to determine how to best provide services in Houston and the

The Ryan White Planning Council (RWPC) is a diverse group of volunteers who are affected by HIV/AIDS in many different ways. Membership includes individuals who are consumers (people living with HIV/AIDS), service providers, local health care providers, representatives from other Ryan White programs and others. The role of the Council is to determine how to best provide services in Houston and the

Operating as usual

05/25/2021

- Why have we not ended the HIV epidemic locally?

- What issues can you think of that impacts some communities harder than others which make them more vulnerable to HIV?

- How do we address these issues to end HIV once and for all?

If you haven't been a part of the conversation on ending the HIV epidemic in the greater Houston area, join us in 1 hour for a virtual Townhall to discuss goals, strategies, and activities to end the HIV epidemic in Houston/Harris County. This townhall is open to people living with HIV, allies, and all community members.

Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84149599863
Meeting ID: 841 4959 9863 or Call-in (346) 248-7799

cc: Houston Health Department
Ryan White Planning Council
Harris County Public Health
Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group

Timeline Photos
03/12/2021

Timeline Photos

Memorial Hermann is proud to announce the launch of our digital COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form. Eligible members of the community can now use this online tool to register for the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Memorial Hermann. Registered individuals who meet eligibility for vaccination will be selected at random and notified when vaccine supply and appointments are available. Learn more about who qualifies and sign-up here: http://spr.ly/6180HoekC.

Black Women's Health: Inequity and Opportunity
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Black Women's Health: Inequity and Opportunity

Black Women's Health: Inequity and Opportunity

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. Overview It is important for health care leaders and public health professionals to understand the impact that racism, implicit bias, and health inequities have on the access to and quality of healthcare and treatment for Black Women. As sup...

02/19/2021

A lot of Texans are in need of some kind of assistance right now and a lot of Texans are providing help to those in need. Here’s an easy reference to help you figure out how to get the help you need with either one phone call or a website tailored to that type of support. #TexasStrong

11/18/2020
Thera Community Team

Thera Community Team

This page is created to build community and share resources with people who work within the HIV community.

Please Share!
11/10/2020

Please Share!

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Road to HINAC4 Series: BULI Presents The War on Black Bodies: Divesting from...
10/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Road to HINAC4 Series: BULI Presents The War on Black Bodies: Divesting from Racist Health Policies/La serie camino a HINAC4: La guerra contra los negros: Liberando las políticas de salud racistas....

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Road to HINAC4 Series: BULI Presents The War on Black Bodies: Divesting from Racist Health Policies/La serie camino a HINAC4: La guerra contra los negros: Liberando las políticas de salud racistas....

BULI presenta: La serie camino a HINAC4: La guerra contra los negros: Liberando las políticas de salud racistas Descripción: ¿Qué es desinvertir. (Liberar)? ¿Cómo se da la guerra contra los negros? Los panelistas discutirán la intersección del VIH, con la policía, la atención médica y la ...

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09/19/2020

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END HIV Houston
07/31/2020

END HIV Houston

BREAKING: Houston, Harris County, TX is awarded $2.64M in the federal response to end the HIV epidemic.

"CDC awards $109 million to local areas and states for federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.

#CDC awarded $109 million to areas most affected by HIV in order to accelerate progress in the fight to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. The new funding is part of the federal initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. It will expand efforts in the 50 local areas that account for most new U.S. HIV infections and in seven states with a substantial rural burden of HIV."

cc: Houston Health Department
Harris County Public Health
Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group
Ryan White Planning Council
Achieving Together Texas
#endhivhou

Advisory Committee Application Selection
07/16/2020
Advisory Committee Application Selection

Advisory Committee Application Selection

Thank you for your interest in Texas Health and Human Services advisory committees. The HHS Executive Commissioner is authorized by statute and rule to appoint members of more than 30 health and human services advisory committees. Appointments will be made in accordance with the statute or rule for....

3rd Annual Career & Opportunity Fair
07/15/2020
3rd Annual Career & Opportunity Fair

3rd Annual Career & Opportunity Fair

The City of Houston, Housing and Community Development Department would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at our 3rd Annual Career Opportunity Fair on Monday, July 27, 2020. This virtual event will help alleviate concerns of COVID-19 which has significantly changed the economy and job....

07/10/2020

Anyone that has a concern about the Health Insurance Assistance Program please PM me for info. Thanks!

06/26/2020
June 2020 Public Hearing

June 2020 Public Hearing

Topics presented at this public hearing include COVID-19 &Living with HIV, and the Recommended FY 2021 Service Priorities and Allocations for Ryan White Part...

06/19/2020
rwpchouston.org

The Affected Community Committee will meet on Zoom at 12noon Monday, June 22nd. See below for detailed instructions on how to join the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8899837982?pwd=anE5RjczelRhT0RFcTlxTmlsQXZBZz09

Meeting ID: 889 983 7982
Password: Ryanwhite

Or call: 346 248-7799 US
Meeting ID: 889 983 7982
Password: 895480

The meeting packet is available here: http://rwpchouston.org/Committees/Affected.htm

I am pleased to tell you that the speaker for the meeting will be Philip Salerno, MT (ASCP), who will be talking about COVID-19 and Lab Results. If you have never heard Philip speak, you will be delightfully surprised. He is an experienced medical technician who enjoys answering questions and making things that are complex seem simple. He will talk about some of the new drugs that are being tested for use with COVID-19 and the ABC’s of lab results.

Be sure to tune into our Zoom meeting and feel free to share the link with friends who would benefit from being part of this conversation with Philip. 🙂

06/19/2020
June 2020 Public Hearing

The June Public Hearing is now ready to view. If you'd like to give public comment regarding the recommended FY2021 Service Priorities or funding allocations you may do so in the following ways -- you are not required to give your name or your HIV status to submit comments:

email comments to [email protected]
fax comments to 713-572-3740
call in comments to 832-927-7926
or send comments via our page @RWPCHouston.

Comments must be received by our office before 12 noon on Tuesday, June 30th to be forwarded to the Priority and Allocations Committee for review and consideration.

If significant public comments related to the priority rankings or funding allocations are received, the Priority and Allocations Committee will meet via Zoom at 2 pm on July 1st to review the comments and consider making changes to the recommendations.

On July 2nd and July 9th, the Steering Committee and Planning Council will review and vote on the FY 2021 service category priority rankings and funding allocations.

You are welcome to attend any of these virtual meetings, check our website calendar for instructions on how to participate by Zoom. Do not come to the office without calling to be sure we are open to visitors.

Topics presented at this public hearing include COVID-19 &Living with HIV, and the Recommended FY 2021 Service Priorities and Allocations for Ryan White Part...

05/18/2020
www.rwpchouston.org

The May Public Hearing is now available for you to view. There is a presentation on COVID-19 and Living with HIV followed by the FY2021 How to Best Meet the Need Service Category recommendations. The presentation slides and service category information is also available to view and download:

http://rwpchouston.org/Calendars/2020/HTBMN/May2020PublicHearingInfoPacket.htm

You can comment on the information presented at this Public Hearing in several ways -- you are not required to give your name or your HIV status to submit comments:

You can email your comments to [email protected]

You can fax your comments to 713-572-3740

You can call in your comments to 832-927-7926

Or you can send your comments through our page RWPCHouston.

Comments must be received by our office before 12 noon on Tuesday, June 2nd to be forwarded to the Quality Improvement committee for review and consideration. If significant public comments related to the service categories are received, the Quality Improvement Committee will meet via Zoom at 2 pm on June 2nd to review the comments and consider making changes to the recommended service definitions.

On June 4th and June 11th, the Steering Committee and Planning Council will review and vote on the FY 2021 service definitions.

You are welcome to attend any of these virtual meetings, check our website calendar for instructions on how to participate by Zoom. Do not come to the office without calling to be sure we are open to visitors.

Our next public hearing will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30th. The topics to be presented will include the Priority and Allocations Committee’s recommendations for the Service Category Priority Rankings and Funding Allocations for fiscal year 2021.

Access to Ryan White Services
04/30/2020
Access to Ryan White Services

Access to Ryan White Services

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PLEASE SHARE!The How to Best Meet the Need Workgroups start tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.! See the image for Zoom/call-in infor...
04/20/2020

PLEASE SHARE!
The How to Best Meet the Need Workgroups start tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.! See the image for Zoom/call-in information for Wgs 1, 2 and 3.

All workgroup packets and Zoom info is posted on our web calendar: rwpcHouston.org

04/10/2020

This is a quick reminder.

The Ryan White How to Best Meet the Need Special Workgroup meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.

The meeting agenda and information packet is available on our website:
http://rwpchouston.org/Calendars/2020/HTBMN/FY2021%20HTBMN%20Wg%20Packets.htm

To participate via Zoom, click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/382959596
To join via phone: (346) 248-7799, enter Meeting ID: 382 959 596

Please let me know if you have questions. And, feel free to share this information with family and friends - all are welcome to join us. 😁

04/09/2020

The How to Best Meet the Need process begins with Training tomorrow - Thurs, Apr 9 @ 1:30. All materials for the training & workgroups are on our web calendar: rwpcHouston.org.
Meetings will be on Zoom - DO NOT come to the office. Call in info is also on the calendar.
If you have questions let me know!

Ryan White Planning Council
11/19/2019

Ryan White Planning Council

Are you living with HIV and want your voice to be heard?

The Houston Area Ryan White Planning Council is conducting a Community Needs Assessment survey about the needs of people living with HIV in our area. Eligible survey participants will receive a $10 gift card in appreciation for your help.

All participation is confidential. Eligible participants must:
1.) Be living with HIV
2.) Reside or receive HIV services in Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Wharton, Colorado, Austin, or Walker Counties
3.) May not have participated in the survey already this year
4.) May not be current members of the Houston Ryan White Planning Council

To see if you qualify for the survey, call the Ryan White Planning Council Support Office at 832-927-7929.

Are you living with HIV and want your voice to be heard?The Houston Area Ryan White Planning Council is conducting a Com...
11/12/2019

Are you living with HIV and want your voice to be heard?

The Houston Area Ryan White Planning Council is conducting a Community Needs Assessment survey about the needs of people living with HIV in our area. Eligible survey participants will receive a $10 gift card in appreciation for your help.

All participation is confidential. Eligible participants must:
1.) Be living with HIV
2.) Reside or receive HIV services in Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Wharton, Colorado, Austin, or Walker Counties
3.) May not have participated in the survey already this year
4.) May not be current members of the Houston Ryan White Planning Council

To see if you qualify for the survey, call the Ryan White Planning Council Support Office at 832-927-7929.

Smart PAWZ 2019
06/12/2019
Smart PAWZ 2019

Smart PAWZ 2019

Join the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and pet partners as we host our Smart PAWZ event. This free pet preparedness event will provide resources to help keep your pets safe in the event of natural disasters and everyday emergencies. Get information, enter to win pr...

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The Ryan White Planning Council (RWPC) is a diverse group of volunteers who are affected by HIV in many different ways. Membership includes individuals who are consumers (people living with HIV), service providers, local health care providers, representatives from other Ryan White programs and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations. The role of the Council is to determine how to best provide services in Houston and the surrounding 10-county area based on the guidance of the Ryan White Program, a federal law that authorizes funding to provide medical services for people living with HIV. Every 3 years the Council, in cooperation with other planning groups in the community, interviews hundreds of people living with HIV to find out what services are needed and used. Information on services that are needed but unavailable or hard to get is also collected. This information is combined with data about the local epidemic and more to design services and allocate funds to these services. Council members are appointed by the Harris County Judge and are then assigned to at least one committee. Committees are responsible for specific tasks and make recommendations that are reviewed by the full Council. Membership on the Council requires a commitment of 4 to 6 hours each month. We invite you to apply to be a member of the Ryan White Planning Council ~ just ask for an application! You can also call or send an email to our office and we will mail you an application, or visit our website to submit it online. Not sure if you are ready for membership? Come by and watch the Council in action! All meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend… you are also invited to speak before the Council or any of the committees by signing up before the meeting begins. The meeting calendar and a wealth of other information is available on our website at www.rwpcHouston.org or through the Ryan White Planning Council Office of Support at 832 927-7926.

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