Frequently Asked Questions
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The Las Vegas TGA HIV/AIDS Planning Council is a community planning group that oversees the prioritization and allocation of Ryan White Modernization Act Part A funds.
The Council has several major duties, including: determining the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially those not in care; setting priorities for the allocation of funds; developing a comprehensive plan for the organization and delivery of health services; and assessing the efficiency of the grant administration.
Refer to the “Calendar of Events” page for a list of dates and times.
What is an HIV/AIDS Planning Council?
What does the Council do?
When and where does the Council meet?
If you need to contact the staff or anyone at the Planning Council, please reach out to its primary contact, Jeff Daniel. He can be reached at:
Phone (toll free): 1-888-243-0464
There are about 21 seats on the Las Vegas TGA Planning Council. The federal legislation mandates that the membership must reflect the demographics of the epidemic in the TGA which includes a broad range of backgrounds.
For more information go to our Membership section
Yes, federal legislation mandates that at least 33% of Council members be unaffiliated consumers of Ryan White services and that they reflect the demographics of the epidemic. Additionally one Co-Chair must be living with HIV/AIDS.
For more information go to our Membership section
How do I contact the Planning Council ?
Who is on the Council?
Are people living with HIV/AIDS on the Council?
Council members are appointed for a two-year term with additional two-year terms possible as long as they are in good standing with the Council attendance requirements. Total term limit shall be no more than 8 years.
Pending proper paperwork, their name is then forwarded to the entire Council for approval of a second term followed by re-appointment by the Board of County Commissioners.
Yes, everyone is invited to attend the Planning Councils open meetings under Nevada Open Meeting Law.
Public posting are provided throughout the community the week prior to each meeting as well as posted on this website.
How does one join the Council?
How long is the term of office?
Can anyone participate in meetings without becoming a member?
The Las Vegas Ryan White Part A Program TGA serves Clark County, Nevada; Nye County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona
For a list of services and their locations, please go to our Services section
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers the programs on the federal level.
They are a part of Health and Human Services (HHS). On the local level the Grantee under the Department of Social Services administers the funds for Ryan White Part A.
Congress appropriates the funding for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program each year.
Two-thirds of the money for Part A is distributed through a formula that estimates the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the area. The one-third is allocated through a competitive grant proposal process.
What areas does the Program serve?
Who administers the Program?
What determines how much money Las Vegas receives?
Federal legislation mandates that at least 75% of allocated care dollars must be used for Primary Medical care while no more than 25% can be allocated to Supportive Services.
A small percentage is used for the administration of the Grant including necessary activities such as; the needs assessment, evaluation, and comprehensive planning.
Yes. It must be used as the payer of last resort, meaning that if a service can be paid for somewhere else, such as Medicaid, it cannot be paid for using Ryan White funds.
Ryan White services are for people living with HIV/AIDS who are low income and uninsured or under-insured.
Some services are also available to the family members of people living with HIV/AIDS. Programs or agencies may have additional eligibility criteria, such as disability.
What are Ryan White funds used for?
Are there things that the funds cannot be used for?
Who can get services?
Individuals enrolled in Ryan White can benefit from a variety of services ranging from dental health, medication assistance, dietary and nutrition therapy, outpatient and ambulatory medical care to mental health services, home health care and medical case management to name but a few.
For a complete list of core and support services as well as providers, please download here.
Services are available at several locations throughout the three counties we serve.
For a list of Ryan White Part A service providers in the area check out our Service in Las Vegas page.
Number one on your list is get in touch with a local AIDS service organization in the new city, area or state and speak with a knowledgeable benefits case manager who knows what programs are available to you.
Plan ahead as early as possible before your actual move and see if you can handle some of the work over the phone before you get there.
For more information on moving and Ryan White, visit our Relocating and Coverage page
What are some of the services that are available?
Where are Ryan White services available?
Help! What happens when I relocate?
ABOUT THE PLANNING COUNCIL
PLANNING COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
AGENDAS & MINUTES
PART A PROGRAM
Clark County Social Service
Ryan White Part A HIV/AIDS Program
1600 Pinto Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
PART B PROGRAM
Office of HIV/AIDS
4126 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706
Fax: (775) 684-4056
This project is funded as a result of grant awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration
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