The Council, established in 1987, provides advice and makes recommendations to the County Health Officer regarding HIV policy issues, and serves as the Ryan White Planning Council, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act (The Act), and the advisory body to the City of Santa Ana for the expenditure of HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With AIDS) funds. Members are appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Council conducts a periodic needs assessment to determine the service needs of PLWHs (persons living with HIV). The Council prioritizes the HIV service needs of the community and allocates funds to each.
Council meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month. Buffet begins at 5:30pm; the meeting is from 6:00 - 8:00pm and is located at 1725 West 17th Street (Building 1729E Public Health Services Training Center), Santa Ana, CA 92706. To confirm meeting date and time, call (714) 834-8711.
The HIV Planning Council’s mission statement is:
“The Orange County HIV Planning Council, in partnership with affected communities, service providers, philanthropists, and public health professionals, will support an accessible, culturally competent continuum of HIV prevention and care services that promotes optimal health, fosters self-sufficiency, reduces stigma and discrimination, and results in a community where new HIV infections are rare.”
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