The MN HIV Services Planning Council is the planning body that directs and advises Hennepin
County and the State of Minnesota in delivering the HIV care and services provided in the 13
County Metropolitan Area and the State with federal Ryan White dollars. The Planning Council
is responsible for developing a comprehensive plane to provide HIV care and services,
determining service needs and which services are most important to people living with HIV
disease in Minnesota, how federal resources are allocated to provide those services, and how well
the County and State are doing in providing those services. Quite simply, the Planning Council is
the planning body that determines which services will be provided through Ryan White funding.
Membership on the Planning Council is an opportunity to impact the HIV service delivery system
by making sure that voices from your community are being heard. It is also an opportunity to
educate yourself on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act and how it impacts
Minnesotans living with HIV disease.
There are two types of Council membership: Full Council membership allows you to vote on the
committee and Council levels while Community membership allows you to participate and vote
on the Committee level only.
Full Council membership requires attending a Council meeting and a committee meeting each
month, in addition to the preparation time required to review documents and materials prior to
meetings. Community Committee membership requires attending a monthly committee
For more information on becoming a member of the MN HIV Services Planning
Council, please visit our website at www.mnhivplanningcouncil.org or call 612-596-7894.