Community Involvement: Community Planning Needs You

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Community Involvement: Community Planning Needs You

  1. 1. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTCommunity Planning needs You.
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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!
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. RWPC PLANNING CYCLE
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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

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