The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced today approximately $2.36 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2017. This funding supports a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, medication, and essential support services to more than half a million people living with HIV in the United States.
“The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program plays a critical role in the United States’ public health response to HIV,” said HRSA Administrator George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D. “These grants will ensure that the most vulnerable Americans living with HIV/AIDS will have access to the necessary care and treatment needed to improve their health quality and medical outcomes.”
HRSA oversees the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which is a patient-centered system that provides care and treatment services to low income people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard to reach populations. The program serves more than 50 percent of people living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States.
“The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is vital to improving clinical and public health outcomes by extending life expectancy of people living with HIV and reducing HIV transmission,” said Laura Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau. “In 2015, more than 83 percent of program clients who received HIV medical care were virally suppressed, up from 69 percent in 2010.”
Under Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, approximately $629.7 million was awarded to 52 metropolitan areas to provide core medical and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. These grants were awarded to 24 eligible metropolitan areas and 28 transitional grant areas with the highest number of people living with HIV and AIDS and experiencing increases in HIV and AIDS cases and emerging care needs. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-part-a-final-awards.
Under Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, approximately $1.4 billion was awarded to 59 states and territories for core medical and support services and for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Additionally, 16 states received Emerging Community grants based on the number of AIDS cases over the most recent five-year period. Thirty-one states and territories were also awarded approximately $10.9 million in Part B Minority AIDS Initiative grants. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-part-b-grant-awards.
Under Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS) of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, approximately $181.7 million was awarded across the country to 344 local, community-based organizations to provide core medical and support services to people living with HIV. Additionally, 28 organizations were awarded approximately $3.8 million in Part C Capacity Development grants. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C EIS award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-part-c-early-intervention-services-eis-awards. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-part-c-capacity-development-awards.
Under Part D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, approximately $70.6 million was awarded to 116 local community-based organizations across the country to provide family-centered comprehensive HIV care and treatment for women, infants, children, and youth. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-part-d-grant-awards.
Under Part F of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, approximately $67.8 million was awarded to support clinical training, oral health services, quality improvement, and the development of innovative models of care through several different programs. Approximately $8.7 million was awarded to 56 recipients through the HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program and approximately $3.2 million was awarded to 11 recipients through the Community-Based Dental Partnership Program. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program award recipients and Community-Based Dental Partnership Program award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-part-f-grant-awards.
Also under Part F, the AIDS Education and Training Centers Program (AETC) awarded approximately $30.9 million through 16 grants, cooperative agreements and contracts to support education and training of health care professionals, which includes a network of eight regional and two national centers. For a list of the FY 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AETC award recipients, visit https://hab.hrsa.gov/awards/fy-2017-ryan-white-hivaids-program-aids-education-and-training-center-awards. In addition, $25 million was awarded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program under Part F, which supports the development of innovative models of care, informing evidence-based interventions with populations living with HIV who are significantly difficult to engage, retain in care, and achieve viral suppression. For a list of current SPNS initiatives, visit here.
Grant awards in FY 2017 also support states, cities, counties, and communities to achieve the national goals to end the HIV epidemic. These include efforts to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to HIV care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV infection, and reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.