Community Involvement: Community Planning Needs You
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTCommunity Planning needs You.
WHAT SKILLS WOULD HELP YOU BE A GOODCOMMUNITY PLANNER?What kinds of skills and knowledge would make a person a good advocate for the needs of people living with HIV?What kinds of skills and knowledge would make a person a good planner of services?What kinds of skills make someone good for community building and outreach?
WHAT KINDS OF EXPERIENCES ARE USEFULFOR COMMUNITY PLANNERS? What experiences (personal or professional) would help a person understand the needs of people living with HIV?
RWPC’S MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS Planning Councils are The CARE Act also requires required to have that 33% of the planning representatives from 15 council members be “non- specified categories: conflicted” consumers of Part A • Health-care providers, services. substance abuse and mental health providers; The planning council • Social-service providers, membership must also reflect including housing and the demographics of people homeless-services providers; living with HIV in the EMA • Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) • AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) Source: AED & NAPWA
RWPC MEMBERSHIP EXPECTATIONS RWPC members are expected to Attend 1 RWPC meeting a month (about 2 hours) Attend 1 RWPC committee meeting a month (about 2 hours) Notify OHP if they must miss a meeting Help to recruit and mentor other members Be an active participant!
RWPC’S ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES The Planning Council is 1. Conduct a Needs not an advisory body, it Assessment has legislative 2. Set Priorities authority to carry out its assigned tasks and 3. Allocate Resources decision making 4. Develop a Comprehensive Plan 5. Assess Grantee’s performance 6. Evaluate effectiveness of services Source: AED & NAPWA
PLANNING COUNCIL AND PPG MEETINGS Are facilitated by the co-chairs Are open to the public and are documented via minutes (notes) Are to include a representative group – all of whose members have an equal voice Follow an agenda Follow Robert’s Rules of Order (motions, etc.) RWPC and PPG meet once a month Subcommittees meet (usually) once a month
HOW DO I GET TO BE A MEMBER? Submit an application for the Planning Council Nominations Committee review application and makes recommendations to the mayor’s designee City official makes official appointment of 2 year term New members will receive a letter and be invited to orientation Those not recommended will be considered for appointment at a later date and are invited to attend meetings
SUPPORT GIVEN TO MEMBERS Orientation session and follow up session a few months later Ongoing training at Planning Council and committee meetings OHP staff available to help members Transportation reimbursement provided Refreshments at meetings Member mentors are available
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION Needs Assessment activities like surveys, focus groups, panel discussions Positive Committee meetings (2nd Monday from 12- 2pm) Planning Council meetings (2nd Thursday 2 – 4pm) Prevention Planning Group meetings (4th Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30pm) Regional Allocation Meetings Stay informed by joining our mailing list
For more information :Office of HIV Planning: www.hivphilly.orgAACO: http://www.phila.gov/health/units/aaco/HIV/AIDS services HOTLINE : 215-985-2437HRSA: www.hrsa.govCDC: www.cdc.govNicole JohnsOffice of HIV Planning215-574-6760 ext. 108PositiveCommittee@gmail.com