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Program Awards $2.2 Billion to Address HIV/AIDS

More than $2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded in 2015.

More than $2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded in 2015. This program—part of the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)—funds care and treatment services to improve the health and well-being of individuals with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Grants were awarded to cities, states, and community-based organizations to help those with HIV/AIDS who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay for critical care, support services, and medications.

“Over the past 25 years, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has made great strides in moving clients along the HIV care continuum—an approach that helps communities plan for and provide a full range of emergency and long-term services for people living with HIV,” said HRSA Acting Administrator James Macrae, MA, MPP.

The program supports five facets of the HIV/AIDS care continuum. These include funding for areas with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS or rising incidence; core medical and support services; community-based care delivery; provision of local, family centered care; and technical assistance, clinical training, oral health services, and development of innovative models of care.

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. December 2015;13(12):14.


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