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The Boston Part A EMA HIV/AIDS Services​ Planning Council is an independent federally required planning body that works to organize, evaluate, prioritize, and allocate Ryan White Part A HIV funding in the Boston Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA). The Council is appointed by the Mayor of Boston and works with staff of the Boston Public Health Commission Division of HIV/AIDS Services to administer the Part A grant. The Ryan White Act was created to fill gaps in existing medical and supportive HIV services and contains several parts. Part A provides the funding for the Boston EMA and other urban areas most heavily impacted by the HIV & AIDS epidemic. ​​​

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

Watch the video below to find out more about the Boston Planning Council:

​Planning Council Support
Planning Council Support staff are employees at the Boston Public Health Commission and provides professional staff support to the Boston EMA Planning Council. ​Services include organizing committee meetings, performing ​research projects, and facilitating communication among members and committees. ​



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