The HRSA SON Index development effort achieved the following from 2005-2007:
1996 – 2000
Ryan White CARE Act as reauthorized provides framework for defining severity of need, guiding ongoing efforts by HRSA to refine methods for defining severity of need.
Language in Ryan White 2000 Amendments calls for IOM study of better measures of severe need.
IOM Report Measuring What Matters published.
HRSA/HAB begins severity of need recommendations from IOM report, forms HAB SON Workgroup.
SON Framework developed and contractor retained to guide SON development process.
Contractor convenes SON panels and Collaborative meeting held.
SON Specialists’ Panels Final Meeting
Key National Stakeholders Meeting and 2nd Collaborative Council Meeting
Contractor conducted supplemental studies to strengthen SON Index
HRSA convened 3rd Collaborative Council Meeting (August)
SON Specialists’ Panels Webcast (October)
Activated SON Background Materials on HRSA/HAB Website (October)
See also: Current and Future Activities