Minnesota Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the Council to inform the development, update, and monitoring of the Minnesota comprehensive jurisdictional plan for HIV prevention, care and treatment, to allocate federal Ryan White funds for Part A for HIV treatment and care services, and to make allocation recommendations for Part B HIV treatment and care services.
The Council shall:
The Council shall:
- Elect community co-chairs
- Identify and collaborate with appropriate stakeholders in HIV prevention and treatment planning.
- Engage in a planning, prioritization, allocation process that is results-oriented to ensure that the goals of the National HIV/AIDS strategy (NHAS) (i.e., reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV; and reduce HIV-related health disparities) are achieved.
- Conduct needs assessments.
- Prioritize target populations most at risk for HIV infection or transmission and co-factors that impact that risk.
- Establish service area priorities for funding, based on needs assessment.
- Allocate resources to service areas that have been prioritized.
- Evaluate the speed and efficiency of the disbursement of Part A and Part B funds.
- Inform, develop/update a comprehensive plan for the development, organization and delivery of HIV prevention and care services in collaboration with state and local service providers.
- Submit a letter of concurrence, concurrence with reservations, or non-concurrence to document whether or not the MDH’s jurisdictional HIV prevention plan shows that programmatic activities and resources are being allocated to the most disproportionately affected populations and geographical areas that bear the greatest burden of HIV disease.
- Ensure broad community involvement in all phases of operations and establishing community needs and priorities.
- Ensure membership structure achieves community and key stakeholder representation (parity and inclusion).
- Identify and include disproportionately affected populations in all phases of the planning process, and in Council leadership.
- Make decisions that are data-driven and informed by the understanding of: behavioral science, epidemiology, research and program evaluation; how to gather and apply appropriate community input to the planning process; broad community health issues that impact HIV transmission and HIV/AIDS care; racism, sexism, homophobia, and other social determinants of health that create and maintain disparities in HIV/AIDS.