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Council History

The Inland Empire HIV Planning Council (Council) founded in 1994 is a federally mandated community group appointed by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to plan the organization and delivery of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act CARE Act Part A HIV Services. Participation by community members is an integral part of the planning process for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act Part A programs.

The Council serves a Transitional Grant Area (TGA) which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

In accordance with a federal requirement, the Council must reflect the demographics of the population of individuals with HIV disease in the TGA. People infected, affected including caregivers of minors with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to become members.

Council meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday in different regions in the TGA. Council committees also meet quarterly and are held separately in the City of San Bernardino. Council committees may also be attended via teleconference at designated locations. All Council and committee meetings are open to the public.

The Council responsibilities include:

  • An annual Priority Setting/Resource Allocation (PSRA) process which establishes priorities for
  • service categories and the allocation of funds for prioritized service categories within the TGA, based on the epidemiology of the epidemic, including how best to meet each priority, amounts to be allocated to each priority, and other factors for consideration by the Ryan White program.
  • The development of the Standards of Care for funded service categories.
  • Rapidly reallocate funds during the year as necessary, based on information from the Ryan White program regarding the need for reallocation to ensure that all funds are obligated during
  • the program year.
  • The Evaluation of the Administrative Mechanism: Assess the efficiency of the administrative
  • mechanism in rapidly allocating funds to the areas of greatest need within the TGA, to include,
  • but not be limited to, the timeliness of the execution of contracts.
  • Works in partnership with the Ryan White program to conduct a Needs Assessment and a HIV
  • Comprehensive Service Plan every three years.

Council Members:

  • Are appointed to a four year term and are eligible to be appointed for an additional term.
  • Receive training on legislative terms and basic epidemiology.
  • May be asked to represent the Council at various events, various groups or collaboratives
  • within the TGA.

Council Products:

  • Needs Assessment
  • HIV Comprehensive Service Plan • Standards of Care
  • Specialized Needs Assessment
  • PSRA Manual

For more information about the Council visit our website at www.iehpc.org or call 909-693-0570.

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