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Denver HIV Resources (DHR) 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 HIV/AIDS who reside in the six-county (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson) Denver Transitional Grant Area (TGA), by offering access to services such as primary health care and HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical services.  DHR 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.

About Denver HIV Resources

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 3,756 square miles and consists of six counties - Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, 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 Denver HIV Resources (DHR) in 1994. DHR is responsible for procuring, disbursing, and monitoring Ryan White CARE Part A funds. DHR is the administrative agent delegated by the Chief Elected Official in the TGA to manage daily operations, provide technical assistance to subrecipients, and ensure compliance with all federal regulations related to the Ryan White Part A Program. DHR awards funding in various HRSA-defined service categories to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for people living with HIV.

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 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 HIV Resources
Community & Behavioral Health
101 W. Colfax Ave., Sutie 700
Denver, CO  80202

Robert George
Program Manager

Carina Stavish
Project Coordinator

Kathleen Risk
Administrative Intern

Grant Administration/Contract Officer/Financial/Contractual Monitoring  

Terra Haseman Swazer
Contract Administrator


Clinical Quality Management
Quality Assessment/Quality Improvment


Jonathan Basilio
Clinical Quality Administrator

Cullen Hunter
Quality Management Specialist


Data Management
CAREWare/SP App Technical Assistance

Nick Roth
Data Administrator

Kylie Mason
Data Analyst

Denver HIV Resources Planning Council

Narue Wright-Jegede
Denver HIV Resources Planning Council Administrator


Our Partners

Denver Public Health & Environment partners with Denver Public Health to provide services related to birth and death certificates, clinical care, and educatinal opportunities, among others. 

Denver Public Health & Environment is a member of the Metro Denver Partnership for Health, a collaboration among the public health agencies serving the seven-county Denver metropolitan region made up of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Nearly 3 million Coloradans, 60 percent of the state’s population, live in the Metro region. The Partnership collaborates with regional leaders in health care, human services, behavioral health, environment, philanthropy, education, business, local government and others to achieve its goals of advancing health equity across the region. In 2016, the Partnership identified four priority areas of focus including data sharing, healthy eating and active living, behavioral health, and partner alignment and formalized its approach to collaboration in the Metro Denver Partnership for Health Roadmap.

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Management Team
  • Lisa Straight, Division Director
  • Candy Romero, Executive Assistant
  • Robert George, Manager, Office of HIV resources
  • Jeff Holliday, Manager, Office of Behavioral Health Strategies
  • Tristan Sanders,  Manager, Health Promotion

Media Relations

Ann Cecchine-Williams
Interim Communications Director

Tammy Vigil
Manager of Media Relations


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