Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#HIVTalkBack - we're listening!

It's survey time again!

Every 5 years or so, the Planning Council sends out a survey to our nine-county area's Ryan White clients. The survey asks questions about challenges getting medical care, HIV history, basic demographics, and what things people need but aren't getting. All of this information is used by both the Planning Council and the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) to plan the HIV care and prevention services for the region. It's a big deal.

Our goal is to distribute 3000 surveys to individual clients, through the assistance of Ryan White providers. Asking providers to mail the surveys to clients is the best way to protect confidentiality and keep the surveys anonymous. The Office of HIV Planning provides everything providers need: surveys, envelopes, postage, and incentives for the individuals. The surveys get mailed back to the Office of HIV Planning in a postage paid envelope. We analyze the data in-house and keep everything secure.

This year we also have an online survey in both English and Spanish. We need your help getting the word out. We have designed flyers and social media messages - all you have to do is post them or share them. 

Our online survey is going to launch next week on World AIDS Day. 


Look out for our announcement via email and social media (Twitter and Facebook) at #HIVTalkBack. Please retweet, share, and forward to your friends and colleagues. We want to reach as many of our region's HIV+ people as possible. We can't do that without you.



Nicole Johns is a senior health planner at the Office of HIV Planning. You can also find her on Google+.

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