The Partnership

Who We Are

Chair: Fredrick Downs Jr.

Vice-Chair: Travis Neff

Staff Support: Christina Bontempo

Our members are people living with HIV/AIDS, care givers, Ryan White Program service providers, government representatives and community members. Our vision is to eliminate disparities and improve health outcomes for all people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

What We Do

  • Obtain input on community needs
  • Develop and implement a community-wide comprehensive plan compatible with State of Florida and county plans regarding the provision of health and supportive services to individuals with HIV/AIDS
  • Establish service priorities and allocations for Ryan White Program (Part A/MAI) services within the County
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners, City of Miami, Miami-Dade County Health Department Office of HIV/AIDS, the respective mayors, the U. S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other public and governmental entities with respect to all issues affecting or relating to persons at risk of contracting or living with HIV/AIDS
  • Participate in the development of the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need
  • Establish mechanisms for addressing grievances with respect to Part A funding and any other matter deemed appropriate by the Partnership
  • Assess the efficiency of the administrative mechanism (Office of Management and Budget-Grants Coordination)
  • Perform any other duties conferred to the Partnership by the Code of Miami-Dade County and/or required by funding sources for Partnership programs


Membership is open to people living with HIV or AIDS and other individuals. Apply Today!


April 16, 2018

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January 16, 2018

December 18, 2017

November 20, 2017

August 21, 2017

July 17, 2017

June 19, 2017

May 15, 2017

Earlier agendas are available by request.


March 19, 2018

January 16, 2018

December 18, 2018

November 20, 2018

October 16, 2017

July 17, 2017

June 19, 2017

May 15, 2017

Earlier minutes are available by request.


Draft Minutes (April 2018)

Handouts (April 2018)

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