The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act is federal legislation that addresses the unmet health needs of persons living with HIV disease by funding primary healthcare and support services. The CARE Act was named after Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous struggle with HIV/AIDS and against AIDS-related discrimination helped educate the nation. Requirements for Part B Ryan White funds require a diagnosis of HIV and an income eligibility determination in conjuction with federal requirements and the Ryan White Part B consortia. CARE Act services are intedned to reduce the use of more costly inpatient care, increase access to care for underserved populations, and improve the quality of life for those affected by the epidemic. The CARE Act works toward these goals by funding local and state programs that provide primary medical care and support services.
Ryan White funds are used only as a payor of last resort, when no other source of payment exists.
- Patients who are eligible for Ryan White funding will be referred to a Medical Case Manager throught the Center of Excellence Staff.
- HIV/AIDS Drug Assistance Program (HDAP & Medical Services Program)
- Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)