HIV AIDS Stigma and education

Ryan White Care Act

Ryan White Care Act

In August 1990, Congress signed the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, and in doing so created a system of services that has greatly improved the quality and availability of health care services for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The CARE Act grants Federal funding to states and cities to provide outpatient health and support services to people living with HIV and AIDS. The CARE Act is divided into four parts; however, only Part B and D are available in Volusia and Flagler Counties.

PART B—HIV CARE GRANT

PART B provides grants to states to improve the ability, quality, and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families with HIV and AIDS. In Florida, Part B funds are distributed through 14 separate planning districts based on the documented needs in each area. The Partnership for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Planning (PCHAP) oversees local priorities and development for area 12, which is comprised for Volusia and Flagler counties.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Anyone who has HIV or AIDS and has no other resource to pay forgive-related services may be eligible for CARE Act services thru the Ryan White Network.

In order to issue a letter of program eligibility, a Ryan White Eligibility Specialist will require documentation confirming ALL of the following:

  • Proof of HIV positivity
  • Annual gross income less than or equal to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Identity (picture ID)
  • Proof of living in Florida

 

Volusia and Flagler Area HIV/AIDS Health Services funded under PART B of the CARE Act:
  • Intake and eligibility services (Volusia County Health Department)
  • Case management (Outreach Community Care Network)
  • Primary Medical care
  • Medications (ADAP)
  • Pharmacy
  • Dental care
  • Mental health treatment/counseling
  • Substance abuse treatment/counseling
  • Health insurance assistance

 

PART D—WOMEN AND CHILDREN

PART D provides funding directly to Medical Providers for programs that target women and children. The provider for Volusia and Flagler counties is the UF CARES University of Florida Center for HIV/AIDS, Research, Education & Service.

 

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Volusia County Health Department
1845 Holsonback Dr.
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
(386) 274-0500 Ext. 0587

Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
101 S. Palmetto Ave., Ste 5
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 323-2047