Caring for People Living with HIV
It is the mission of the HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council of New York to ensure that people living with HIV have access to and maintain appropriate, quality services across the continuum of care, resulting in the best possible health and quality of life.
HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council of New York
The Planning Council is a community group that has been appointed by the NYC Mayor, to plan the organization and delivery of HIV services funded by Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. Each Council member is a caring, dedicated volunteer who has been carefully selected to reflect the diversity of our community. Members represent the general public, people living with HIV, funded service providers, and other health and social service organizations. Planning Council members work together to identify the care needs of people living with HIV. The Council then determines which services are of the highest priority, and how much funding should be committed to each service. Council members also evaluate the cost effectiveness and the quality of the services provided.
The Planning Council’s Executive Committee serves as the “board of directors” of the Council. Comprised of the Council leadership, including all committee chairs, the EC provides overall leadership and guidance, sets work plans and agendas for the Council, and oversees the work of the other Council committees.
Tri-County Steering Committee
The Tri-County Steering Committee is a committee of the Planning Council. The Steering Committee conducts all planning activities (needs assessment, service directives, priority setting and resource allocation) for the Tri-County region (Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties). The Committee is comprised of consumers, providers and community members from the Tri-County region.
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
The goal of the NYC DOHMH Bureau of HIV/AIDS is to control the HIV epidemic and minimize its impact on New Yorkers by preventing new HIV infections. Additionally, the department promotes HIV Testing, monitors trends in the HIV epidemic through surveillance for HIV/AIDS, allocates prevention resources within the DOHMH and the community to those populations at greatest need, and promotes access to medical care, treatment, and support of HIV infected persons.