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Community Programs

HIV/AIDS

The Department of Health funds 14 Ryan White Part B HIV Care Consortia within Florida. Each consortium acts in an advisory capacity to the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program for the purpose of planning and prioritizing the service needs of individuals infected with HIV.

The purpose of a consortium is to plan, develop and deliver comprehensive outpatient health and support services to meet the identified need of individuals with HIV disease within the specified geographic areas. Membership on an HIV Care Consortia is open to all interested individuals and participation by persons with HIV is particularly encouraged.

Information about accessing these services can be obtained by contacting the Case Management Agency in your area or the Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-FLA-AIDS (1-800-352-2437) 1-888-503-7118 (TDY) 1-800-545-SIDA (Spanish) 1-800-AIDS-101 (Creole)

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Contracts

A This is a Florida map with the 14 consortium operating statewide and contact information.
Florida Consortia Map

Policy

B Administrative Guidelines
This link will take you to the recent 2013 contract administrative guidelines.  These guidelines were developed for DOH contract managers to assist in guiding them through the contract negotiation process for Ryan White Part B and General Revenue.
 
C HRSA Monitoring Standards
HRSA has designed standards to provide clear guidance to Ryan White Part B grantees and providers about HRSA/HAB expectations in terms of monitoring provider performance. The standards provide benchmarks that meet both federal legislative and regulatory guidelines and represent sound practice.

D Case Management Manual
This document provides the policies and procedures for the consortia and lead agency staff to follow directly or through sub contracts on case management procedures set forth by HRSA and the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program.  This document is incorporated by reference in the Ryan White Part B and General Revenue contracts.  This manual was completed in January 2009.
 
E Eligibility Manual
This document provides the policies and procedures for the consortia and lead agency staff to follow directly or through sub contracts on eligibility procedures set forth by Rule 64D-4.  This document is incorporated by reference in the Ryan White Part B and General Revenue contracts.  This manual was completed in December 2008.
 
F Grievance and Appeal Report
This excel spreadsheet is to be used by contract managers on a monthly basis to document any complaints, grievances and appeals in their area.  Please see the Administrative Guidelines for more information.

G CAREWare Eligibility Review Tool
This tool is to be used by contract managers when conducting CAREWare eligibility monitoring.

H Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)
This QFR template is provided for use by contract managers to show how Ryan White Part B and General Revenue-Patient Care Network administrative dollars have been spent.  The QFR is submitted according to contract provisions.



Resources

I Patient Care Program Notices
This provides information on program notices developed by the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program.  This information is required and referenced in the Ryan White Part B and General Revenue contracts.
 
J Training - Eligibility
This takes you to the registration page for all training regarding eligibility.  All staff providing these services funded by the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program and Patient Care contract managers is required to attend upon being hired.  Other staff including, Part A and C, HIV/AIDS Program Coordinators, Regional Minority AIDS Coordinators are encouraged to attend.  Core Eligibility Training
 
K Peer Programs
This section provides information regarding the development of peer programs, as well as links to other resources for grant opportunities, work incentives, and disability.
 
L Consumer Advisory Group (CAG)
The CAG is a group of twenty (20) HIV+ consumers from around Florida selected through an application process and reflective of the profile of the epidemic in Florida.
Applicants must be HIV+ and have been or still involved with their local agency consumer groups, local Ryan White Consortia or other HIV related community-based organizations.
 
M  Statewide Comprehensive Plan
This document is the 2012-2015 statewide comprehensive plan developed in conjunction with community planning partners throughout the state.  This plan assists the Department of HIV/AIDS to meet the statewide goals and outcomes in helping people with HIV/AIDS in the state of Florida.