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Planning Council meetings

The regular meeting time of the HIV/AIDS Planning Council is on the second Monday of each month from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Meetings are typically held at the Chinook Building at 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.. As meeting dates and locations are subject to change, interested persons should call 206-263-8259 to get information on upcoming meetings.

All meetings are open to the public and are subject to change. If you would like to be on the Council's Interested Parties Mailing List to receive an email prior to each meeting with the documents related to that meeting, or have any other questions, please email Jake Ketchum at Jake.Ketchum@kingcounty.gov

All committees are open to the public and you can attend in person or by phone. If you would like to be on the Interested Parties Mailing List for any or all committees, and receive an email prior to each meeting with the documents that will be used in that meeting, please email Jake Ketchum at Jake.Ketchum@kingcounty.gov

Needs Assessment, Priority Setting, & Resource Allocation Committee (NAPSRA)

  • Meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in a first floor conference room of the King County Chinook Building.
    This committee conducts needs assessments, prioritizes services, and allocates Ryan White Part A funds to service categories.

System of Care Committee (SOC)

  • Meets every fourth Monday of the month at 9:30 am to 11:30 am in a first floor conference room of the King County Chinook Building.
    This committee creates standards of care and measures for these standards for all service categories, and creates the comprehensive plan.

Membership/Operations Committee

  • Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in a first floor conference room of the King County Chinook Building.
    This committee writes bylaws and policies and brings on new Council members. They are actively seeking membership currently.

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  • Meets every first Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in a first floor conference room of the King County Chinook Building.
    This committee, made up of people living with HIV (PLWH), does community outreach and trains interested consumers on the workings, rules, and duties of the Planning Council in order to allow for effective consumer understanding and participation.

The full Planning Council no longer meets at the 2100 Building. Beginning with the December 9, 2019 full Council meeting, we will be meeting in the Chinook Building at 401 5th Ave, 2nd floor, Rm. 233 in the Rhododendron Room. All conference room locations are announced through the interested parties mailing list, and all meetings are now being held at the Chinook Building. Food and beverage refreshments are provided at all meetings.

Unaligned consumers of HIV services are reimbursed for travel expenses to and from Planning Council & Committee meetings. If they would like to be reimbursed, they should speak to Planning Council staff at any meeting to initiate that process.

Creation

The Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council was created by the King County Executive on August 11th, 1992. The Council was formed in response to the requirement of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency (CARE) Act, Title I.

The Planning Council today

The Planning Council prioritizes and allocates Ryan White Part A funding for services in King, Island and Snohomish counties.

Council composition

There are specific membership slots defined by the Ryan White legislation, including the requirement that 33% of members be unaligned people living with HIV who are consumers of services.

Planning Council duties

For Ryan White Part A care services funding, the Planning Council's duties are to:

  • Assess King, Snohomish and Island County's HIV/AIDS service needs
  • Establish priorities for the allocation of funds
  • Allocate funds to service categories
  • Develop a comprehensive care plan
  • Establish operations to make planning tasks function smoothly
  • Assess the efficiency of Public Health in rapidly allocating funds to areas of greatest need
  • Confirm that the services procured by Public Health fulfill the allocation plan created by the Council

The Council also allocates percentages of a community funding pool to services for each of the priority populations.

Seattle TGA-HIV Planning CouncilJoining the Seattle TGA HIV Planning Council

The Council is an all-volunteer body made up of a wide variety of service providers, people living with HIV (PLWH), funders and many others. The Council is responsible for determining the service needs of people living with HIV (PLWH) in King, Snohomish and Island Counties, prioritizing services to meet those needs, and allocating Ryan White Part A dollars to address those needs.

Currently, the Council is seeking the following:

  • People living with HIV who live in King, Snohomish or Island Counties, and are currently receiving HIV services.
  • A mental health provider or researcher
  • A medical provider (MD, ARNP, PA or RN) who sees PLWH patients

To apply, please fill out the application.

Contact us

Contact: Jake Ketchum, Project/Program Manager, 206-263-8259 or 206-263-2000
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