SCSN and Comprehensive Service Plan

Georgia Statewide Coordinated Statement of Needs (SCSN)

The Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) is a written statement of need for the entire State developed through a process designed to collaboratively identify significant HIV issues and maximize Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program coordination. The SCSN process is convened by the Part B grantee, with equal responsibility and input by all programs. The SCSN reflects a discussion of existing needs assessments, and includes a brief overview of epidemiological data, existing quantitative and quality information, and emerging trends/issues affecting HIV care and service delivery in the State. The SCSN identifies broad goals and critical gaps in the life-extending care needed for people living with HIV/AIDS both in and out of care. The SCSN is developed by key stakeholders throughout the State including representatives from all Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs, persons living with HIV/AIDS, providers, and public health agency representatives.

Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Plan

A comprehensive HIV service planning is a central focus of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 and an essential component of Ryan White programs. The Ryan White Part B Program developed a comprehensive plan addressing the organization and delivery of health and support services in the State in 2006, 2009 and again in 2012.

2012-2015 SCSN and Comprehensive Plan

The 2012 comprehensive HIV services planning process undertaken in Georgia required Ryan White providers, other HIV/AIDS providers, other public agency representatives, and persons living with HIV/AIDS to ask four questions related to the state’s HIV health service delivery system and to engage in a planning process that resulted in a written Comprehensive HIV Services Plan. The four questions addressed are:

  • Where are we now? What is our current system of care?

  • Where do we need to go? What system of care do we want?

  • How will we get there? How does our system need to change to assure availability of and accessibility to core services?

  • How will we monitor our progress? How will we evaluate our progress in meeting our short and long-term goals?