OVERVIEW OF THE RYAN WHITE PROGRAM: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a Federal program that provides HIV-related health services. The program works with cities, states, and local community-based organization to provide services to more than half a million people each year.
The program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. Ryan White fills gaps in care not covered by these other sources. The majority of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds support primary medical care and essential support services. A smaller but equally critical portion is used to fund technical assistance, clinical training, and research on innovative models of care.
Ryan White is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau. Federal funds are awarded to agencies located around the country, which in turn deliver care to eligible individuals under funding categories called Parts, as outlined below. First authorized in 1990, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is currently funded at $2.1 billion.
PART A: Grants
to Eligible Metropolitan Areas and Transitional
Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program) provides emergency assistance to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs) that are most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
to States and Territories
B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization
Act provides grants to all 50 States, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 5 U.S. Pacific
Territories or Associated Jurisdictions.
Part B grants include a base grant, the
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) award,
ADAP supplemental grants and grants to States
for Emerging Communities - those reporting
between 500 and 999 cumulative
Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS)
program of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment
Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS
Program) funds comprehensive primary health
care in an outpatient setting for people
living with HIV disease.
for Women, Infants, Children, Youth and
D grantees provide family-centered care
involving outpatient or ambulatory care
(directly or through contracts) for women,
infants, children, and youth with HIV/AIDS.
Grantees are expected to provide primary
medical care, treatment, and support services
to improve access to health care.
Projects of National Significance Program
The Special Projects of National Signifi cance (SPNS) Program advances knowledge and skills in the delivery of health and support services to underserved populations diagnosed with HIV infection. SPNS grants fund innovative models of care and support the development of effective delivery systems for HIV care.
The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program supports a network of 11 regional centers (and more than 130 local associated sites) that conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating people living with HIV/AIDS. The AETCs serve all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the 6 U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions.
PART F: Dental Programs
Funds from all grant programs of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 can support the provision of oral health services. Two programs, however, specifically focus on funding oral health care for people with HIV: the Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and the Community-Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP).
PART F: Minority AIDS Initiative
The Minority AIDS Initiative grants provide funding to evaluate and address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on women and minorities.
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