Apply for the Planning Council

Would you like to help plan HIV services for the greater Philadelphia area? Consider applying for the Planning Council. You can learn more about the Planning Council by clicking here.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Reviews are conducted and recommendations are made twice a year (or by special appointment). If you are interested in applying for membership, fill out the entire application. The Nominations Committee will review the application and make recommendations about who should be appointed to the Council. Your information will be kept confidential.

It takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete a Planning Council application.

***Please note that the HIPC Application requires ALL applicants to complete a tax certification form. This certification is a requirement from the mayor's office, as HIPC is considered a Committee for the City of Philadelphia. Please contact the Office of HIV Planning with any questions/concerns regarding the tax certification***

You can fill out the application online or download a copy below.

Prepare for Orientation

Prepare for Orientation


Click here to take the HIPC Orientation Quiz

  • You can use this quiz to check your knowledge about the HIV Integrated Planning Council's responsibilities and other important information about the community planning process.


  • Click the link above for a description of (1) the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, (2) How Ryan White Part A works, (3) Planning Council duties, and (4) CEO and Recipient (AACO) duties.
  • El mismo manual (pero en español).


Click here to be directed to the OHP Training page.

  • OHP is currently hosting a fall training series to help new members and interested community members participate in the activities of the Philadelphia HIV Integrated Planning Council.


Due to the response to COVID-19, all Planning Council and subcommittee meetings are held virtually on Zoom. However, if you cannot access a webcam or download the Zoom app, do not worry! You can still attend and participate in meetings by calling in from your phone! The phone number for calling into the meeting will be provided alongside Zoom meeting links.

***If you are unable to access meetings due to issues with WiFi, check out this article from Philadelphia Magazine which lists 100% free hot spots in Philadelphia.***

Open Nominations Process

You can also download the Planning Council's open nominations process for more information about how Planning Council members are recommended.

Join the Planning Council