Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A program provides HIV-related healthcare services for those who lack sufficient insurance coverage or the financial resources for coping with HIV disease. The Nashville Transitional Grant Area (NTGA) is the thirteen county area served by the Ryan White Part A program.


The Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council represents the interests of those both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in these thirteen counties: Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson.

Our members have been appointed by the Mayor of Nashville and have been charged with the planning, organization, and delivery of the highest quality HIV services funded by Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act.

The Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council serves as the planning body of the NTGA and partners with Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), who is the administrator of the grant.



How it Works

Together, Planning Council members work collaboratively to identify the physical, mental, and social health care needs of people living with HIV. The Council determines which services are of the highest priority, and how much Part A funding should be committed to each service. The Council does not directly fund or contract with any agency to provide client services; however, it helps connect people who need financial assistance with the resources they need.

The Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council helps to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS find the care and support they require. The Council works to ensure that those needing assistance with HIV care obtain medications, medical care, mental health services, dental services, related support services, and transportation assistance.


What’s Your HIV Status?

Close up of a hand, with blood being drawn for HIV testing

We all have an HIV status. Some are HIV negative and some are HIV positive. Together, we can work towards eliminating HIV. Know your status, get tested today.

Greater Nashville HIV Services

Downtown Nashville during a sunny afternoon

Ryan White program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA-HIV/AIDS Bureau) that provides grants to local governments in communities where people are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The NTGA is administered by Metro Public Health Department. The program funds medical, dental, early intervention, mental health, and additional support services in Davidson its surrounding counties.