West Central Florida Ryan White Care Council

Serving the Tampa Bay Area & Surrounding Communities

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Welcome to the West Central Florida
Ryan White Care Council Web Site!

What is our mission?

The Care Council 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.

Who are the members?

 The members of the Care Council come from very diverse backgrounds, some are People Living with HIV (PLWH), some are providers of services from a variety of social services (such as health care, case management, mental health, housing and food) while others are family or friends of PLWH.

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.

We serve the following eight counties
surrounding the Tampa Bay Area:
Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough,
Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, & Polk

Florida Show All West Central Florida TSA Providers Highlands County Providers Manatee County Providers Hardee County Providers Polk County Providers Pinellas County Providers Pasco County Providers Hernando County Providers Hillsborough County Providers

Vision Statement

We assure a quality, cost-effective, accessible, culturally competent, comprehensive continuum of care for all HIV infected and affected populations. We:

  • Expand and increase collaboration among stakeholders.
  • Support the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS through early intervention and prevention efforts.
  • Involve PLWH who represent the diverse populations we serve.

Adopted October 1, 2003

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Although an effort is made to assure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided on The Care Council's web site, The Care Council makes no express or implied warranty as to the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of the web site's information. The Care Council provides this information and all online services on an "as is" basis.

The contents of this web site should not be construed as legal or medical advice. Before relying on any information in this web site users should independently verify its relevance for their purposes.

The Care Council may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this web site without notice.

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Care Council Support

The Health Councils, Inc.
9600 Koger Boulevard, Suite 221
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702


Hillsborough County Family & Aging Services Dept
3402 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33605

Lead Agency

Pinellas County Health Department

205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-824-6900 Ext. 4645

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