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​​The Boston Part A EMA Planning Council is a volunteer, federally required planning body that works to organize, prioritize, and allocate Ryan White Part A HIV funding in the Boston Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA). Planning Council members work with staff at the Boston Public Health Commission to assess needs and determine how to meet them across ten counties in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. 

To learn more about requirements and applying for the Planning Council, visit our Prospective Members page.

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The Planning Council, through the Consumer Committee, is also actively addressing HIV stigma by distributing posters which to put faces to HIV/AIDS. For more information or to request posters, email!


Living with HIV? 

Please take our consumer needs survey! The Planning Council collects information to inform allocation decisions.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes and is available in many languages. Click the language below to begin the survey!

English | Spanish | Portuguese | Haitian Creole




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