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Community Dialogue Agenda: Engaging the Community in Ryan White Planning

Dr. Requel Lopes, Moderator—Executive Director, World AIDS Museum; and Chair, Broward HIV Health Services Planning Council

Introductions: Panelist Names, Planning Council Representation and role (5 minutes)

Overview of Ryan White Planning Council/Broward County Efforts (10 minutes)

Panelist Stories: 5-minute Introduction (prepare answers for 2 or 3 of the following questions) (45 minutes)

  • How did you get involved in Ryan White Community Planning?
  • What are the challenges you’ve had in engaging the community in your council?
  • What keeps you motivated and engaged in the planning council?

Von Biggs—Broward County/Ft Lauderdale

Morris Singletary—Atlanta

Andres Acosta—Orlando

Joann McEniry—Newark NJ

Calvin Toler—Newark NJ

Warren Poole—Newark NJ

Rafael Gonzalez—San Bernardino

Natalie Sanchez—Los Angeles

Group Discussion: (15 minutes)

  • What makes somebody a really good planning council member?
  • What do you see as the biggest issues your planning council is working on currently?
  • What do you see in the future for Ryan White planning councils? What should we look like 5 years from now?

Open Discussion with Audience Questions (10 minutes)

About Us

The purpose of the Council is to ensure the development of a client-centered, comprehensive continuum of care for persons living with HIV disease (PLWH) throughout the TGA. In doing so, the Council provides effective planning for the TGA and promotes development of HIV/AIDS health services, personnel, and facilities that meet identified health and support service needs in a cost-effective manner, reduce inefficiencies, and address the needs of uninsured, underinsured, and low-income HIV infected individuals.

Contact Details

3041 N Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA
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