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Ryan White Program

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act was first enacted in 1990 and has been reauthorized four times—first in 1996 and again in 2000, 2006, and 2009. The Ryan White CARE Act is divided into parts, each designed to address a specific component or aspect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The federal agency responsible for implementing and managing Ryan White CARE Act programs is the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Part A

Provides emergency relief through funding for health care and support services to the 56 eligible metropolitan areas (EMAs) and transitional grant areas (TGAs) disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

Part B

Assists states and territories in improving the quality, availability, and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families with HIV disease, and provides access to pharmaceuticals through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Part C

Provides support directly to community-based providers for early intervention and primary care services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Part D

Enhances access to comprehensive care and research of potential clinical benefit for children, youth, women, and their families with or at risk for HIV.

Special Projects National Significance (SPNS)

Supports the development of innovative HIV/AIDS service delivery models that have potential for replication in other areas.

HIV/AIDS Education and Training Centers (Part F)

Supports training for health care providers to identify, counsel, diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with HIV infection and to help prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to infection.

Dental Programs (Part F)

Provide support to dental schools, postdoctoral dental education programs, and dental hygiene programs for non-reimbursed care provided to persons with HIV/AIDS and to support partnerships with community-based dentists in un-served areas.

CAEAR Coalition · P.O. Box 21361 · Washington, DC 20009-1361 · Tel: 202-789-3565 · Fax: 202-332-7087 · Email: info@caear.org