Southwest/Piedmont HIV Care Consortium


Ryan White Program

In 1991 the Council of Community Services became lead agent for the Southwest/Piedmont HIV Care Consortium (S/PHCC) in Central, Southside and Southwest Virginia. This coalition of agencies and individuals has provided HIV medical care and support services through local subcontractor sites in Christiansburg, Covington, Danville, Floyd, Lynchburg, Marion, Martinsville, Pearisburg, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke City and Wise.

The Council of Community Services is a founding member of the Southwest/Piedmont HIV Care Consortium.

S/PHCC Mission Statement:
To improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families who are infected and affected by HIV.

S/PHCC Meeting Schedule:
The Consortium meets quarterly on the third Wednesday or the first month of each quarter.  The current Meeting schedule for 2011-2012 is:
April 18, 2012
July 18, 2012
October, 10, 2012 (Date Change!)
January 16, 2013
Meetings are usually held at a location in Roanoke, Virginia and run from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.  Most meeting dates also offer training opportunities which begin at 10:00 AM.  Lunch is on your own, and members are encouraged to brown bag the meeting.

S/PHCC Membership:
All memberships in the Consortium have an expected term of not less than one year and an attendance requirement of at least 50% of all scheduled regular and special Consortium meetings, as well as 50% of assigned committee meetings.

Organizations:  Membership on the Consortium is mandatory for agencies funded by Ryan White Part B under contract or subcontract.  Furthermore, participation in the Consortium by contractors and subcontractors includes attendance in at least two standing committees of the Consortium.  All non-funded organizations are required to participate in at least one Consortium Committee.

Individuals:  Any person who resides in the Southwest Region and is infected or affected by HIV may join as an individual member.  Individual members are required to participate on one  Consortium committee.  Individual members must attend meetings to vote and may not designate an alternate.  HIV positive members of the Consortium are strongly encouraged to participate in the Client Advisory Committee.