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Denver's Office of HIV Resources

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The Denver Office of HIV Resources is responsible for investing federal funding in HIV-specific care and related services through a network of comprehensive, cost-effective programs. These programs benefit people living with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the disease who reside in the five-county (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) Denver Transitional Grant Area (TGA), by offering access to services such as primary health care and HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical services.  The office also provides guidance and technical assistance to HIV care and service providers to ensure that people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in the Denver TGA receive the highest quality care and support.

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

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 3,723 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.

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.

Fiscal Year 2018 Funding

In FY 2018 (March 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019), the Denver TGA awarded $6,473,989 across 16 human service agencies to provide medical and support services to people living with HIV in the Denver TGA.

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, Ste 300 
Department of Public Health and Environment
Denver, CO  80204
  Beau Mitts
Program Manager
720-865-5420
beau.mitts@denvergov.org
 
       
Grant Administrator/Contract Officer/Financial/Contractual Monitoring  

Terra Haseman Swazer
Fiscal Administrator
720-865-5435
terra.hasemanswazer@denvergov.org

 
       

Clinical Quality Manager
Quality Assessment/Quality Improvment

 
Molly Weinstein
Quality Administrator
720-865-6870
 
       
Data Manager 
CAREWare/SP App Technical Assistance
  Nicholas Roth
Data Administrator
720-865-4899
nicholas.roth@denvergov.org