As the recipient of funds under Part A (formerly Title I) of the Ryan White CARE Act (enacted in 1990, amended 1996 and 2000), the Grantee (San Bernardino County Department of Public Health) is required to appoint a council of community representatives. This Council known as the Inland Empire HIV Planning Council (IEHPC). The purpose of the Council is to ensure the development of a client- centered, comprehensive continuum of care for person living with HIV disease throughout the Riverside/San Bernardino, CA Transitional Grant Area (TGA). In doing so, it provides effective planning for the TGA and promotes development of HIV/AIDS health services, personnel, and facilities which meet identified health and support service needs in a cost effective manner, reduces inefficiencies, and addresses the needs of uninsured, underinsured, and low income persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) in the TGA.
The Inland Empire HIV Planning Council is the Ryan White CARE Act Planning body for the two-county area of Riverside and San Bernardino known as the Inland Empire. Currently, there are six (6) Service Areas within the Riverside/San Bernardino, CA Transitional Grant Area (West Riverside County, Mid Riverside County, East Riverside County, San Bernardino West Valley, San Bernardino East Valley, and San Bernardino Desert, Service Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6, respectively).