Executive Committee: The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair Elect or Immediate Past Chair of the Planning Council, and the chairs of each standing committee. The Executive Committee ensures the orderly integrated progression of work done by all standing and ad hoc committees, plans all future activities, and recommends items for meetings. The Executive Committee is responsible for recruiting and interviewing potential new members for recommendation to the Planning Council.
Allocations Committee: Allocations Committee members are responsible for determining where funding should be spent in order to address the needs prioritized by the Planning Council. While making these funding decisions for service categories, the Allocations Committee does not decide which agency receives the funds. That is a role of the Administrative Agency. The committee makes recommendations for funding throughout the year as monies are received by the Administrative Agency and annually when requests are submitted to the federal and state governments for new funding.
Comprehensive Planning Committee: The Comprehensive Planning Committee develops and implements a process to identify the needs for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and priorities for services. This process is conducted through a Needs Assessment which utilize surveys and interviews of persons infected and affected by HIV to assess changes in their health status and service needs. Then, a Comprehensive Plan is created from the Needs Assessment. In addition to a Needs Assessment and Comprehensive Plan, services are reviewed annually and prioritized by the committee for the three regional areas: Abilene, Fort Worth and Wichita Falls. Copies of the most current Needs Assessments and Comprehensive Plans are found at here.
Evaluation Committee: The Evaluation Committee creates and conducts an assessment of the administrative mechanism “to insure funds are rapidly distributed to the areas of greatest need as identified by the Planning Council.” The Committee also develops, reviews, and updates the standards of care for service categories.
Positive Voices Coalition: The Positive Voices Coalition serves as a medium for PLWHA for input to the Planning Council regarding HIV+ consumer needs and services. This committee is comprised of HIV-positive community members, patient navigators, and service providers who serve as liaisons.
Ad Hoc Committees: Ad hoc committees may be appointed by the Chair of the Planning Council to meet the operational needs of the Planning Council. Ad hoc committees report to the Planning Council at the end of their assignment, or as necessary. An example of an ad hoc committee is the Bylaws Committee.
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