What is our mission?
The West Central Florida Ryan White Care Council (RWCC) is a planning body (of dedicated volunteers) that assesses needs, plans, allocates resources, and evaluates HIV/AIDS services to improve the lives of those infected and affected.
What does the Care Council do?
The Council carefully determines the needs of the HIV community in eight counties (Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk) by conducting a needs assessment (a series of studies including client and provider surveys and focus groups). With the information gathered through the needs assessment, and the input of community members that participate in committee meetings, town halls and other community events, the Council decides how much Ryan White funding goes to each HIV service. The Care Council does not directly provide services, it plans and evaluates them.