HIV Planning Council

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. 

Mission Statement

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.”

HIV Planning Council Downloads
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Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Minutes and Agendas - web link

HIV Planning Council Committees

HIV Planning Council Committees - web link

Meetings Calendar

Meetings Calendar - web link

Planning Council Membership Application

Planning Council - Membership Application - PDF file Planning Council - Membership Application - Word file

Planning Council Application Information and Instructions

Planning Council - Application Information and Instructions - PDF file

Planning Council Bylaws

Planning Council Bylaws - PDF file

Planning Council Grievance Policies and Procedures

Planning Council Grievance - PDF file

Prevention Planning Committee Membership Application

Prevention Planning Committee - Membership Application - PDF file Prevention Planning Committee - Membership Application - Word file

Prevention Planning Committee Application Information and Instructions

Prevention Planning Committee - Application Information and Instructions - PDF file

Planning Council Leave of Absence Request Form
The Planning Council Leave of Absence/Extenuating Circumstance Form is for use by Planning Council members only.

Planning Council Leave of Absence Request Form - PDF file Planning Council Leave of Absence Request Form - Word file

Planning Council At-A-Glance 

Planning Council Cheat Sheet - PDF file

Planning Council Rules of Respectful Engagement

Planning Council Rules of Respectful Engagement

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HIV Planning Council - Organizational Chart

HIV Planning Council organizational chart