Denver's Office of HIV Resources

The Denver HIV Resources Planning Council was established by the Mayor of Denver as required under the legislative mandates for Part A of the Ryan White CARE Act. The Planning Council conducts an annual needs assessment of services, gathers information from consumers and service providers, and establishes priorities for the allocation of funds. The Planning Council also verifies the efficiency of the reimbursement process for funded agencies.

(For more information about the Planning Council and/or membership requirements go to the Denver HIV Resources Planning Council web site.)

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The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act enacted in 1990 intended to help communities increase the availability of primary health care and support services, increase access to care for underserved populations, and to improve the quality of life of those affected by HIV/AIDS. The Health Resources & Services Administration, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is the federal agency responsible for implementing the Ryan White CARE Act.
 
The Denver Transitional Grant Area (TGA), which covers 3,760 square miles and consists of five counties - Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson - became eligible for federal funding in March of 1994 when it reported 2,000 cumulative AIDS cases. The former Mayor of Denver (Wellington Webb), also known in the CARE Act legislation as the Chief Elected Official, created the Denver's Office of HIV Resources (DOHR) in 1994. DOHR is responsible for procuring, disbursing, and monitoring Ryan White CARE Part A funds. DOHR is the administrative agent delegated by the Chief Elected Official in the TGA to manage daily operations, provide technical assistance to subcontractors, and ensure compliance with all federal regulations in the Ryan White CARE Act. DOHR provides funding in various service categories to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Fiscal Year 2012 Funding

The Fiscal Year 2012 (March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013) awards fund 17 agencies for medical and support services. The following PDF file lists all agencies and all agencies per service category. Download Here

HIV Resources Planning Council

The mayor of Denver appoints the members of the HIV Resources Planning Council, a body legislatively mandated by the Ryan White CARE Act. The council consists of people living with HIV/AIDS, community volunteers, AIDS service providers and public health professionals.

Planning Council Responsibilities. The council is legislatively mandated to: establish priorities for the allocation of funds, develop a comprehensive plan for HIV/AIDS services, assess the administrative efficiency of the allocation of funds, participate in the development of the statewide coordinated statement of need, and establish methods for obtaining community input.

Council Committees. The council has developed a committee structure to help it fulfill its responsibilities. The council's committees include: Needs Assessment, Priorities, Nominations, Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH), Cultural Competency, People of Color, Rules/Grievance, and the Metro Denver AIDS Services Coalition.

Council Meetings. The council usually meets on the first Thursday of each month.

How To Get Involved. Visit the HIV Resources Planning Council website.
Download Forms

FY 2011 Budget Reallocation Worksheet
Table 1 - FY 2011 Implementation Plan.doc
Table 2 - FY 2011 Current Projected Client Demographics.xls
Table 3 - FY 2011 Budget Narrative Justification Worksheet.xls

Reporting Requirements

(All client-level data in the Denver TGA is collected electronically using CAREWare software. Current service providers are required to complete monthly data entry by the 10th of the following month.)

*New service providers will be notified of data requirements at time of award.
CAREWare Reporting

Providers are required to enter data into the Denver Office of HIV Resource's CAREWare program as a condition for funding. CAREWare data entry is due monthly and the prior month's information must be completed by the 10th of each month.


DOHR CAREWare Documents:

CAREWare User Manual

CAREWare Quick Reference Guide

Denver Office of HIV Resources
200 W. 14th Avenue
Department of Environmental Health
Denver, CO  80204
  Lynn Hough
Program Director
720-865-5421
lynn.hough@denvergov.org


Fiscal Compliance Officer -
Accounting/Finance
  Anthony Stamper
Contract Administrator
720-865-5420
anthony.stamper@denvergov.org


Data Manager -
RWCAREWare

 
Michele Shimomura
Quality Control Coordinator
720-865-5375
michele.shimomura@denvergov.org


Quality Management Coordinator -
Agency/Provider Liason
 
Berenice Ornelas
Program Support Technician
720-865-5462
berenice.ornelas@denvergov.org  

  

Comments and Suggestions
720-865-5402
hivcomments@denvergov.org


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