Hhs Awards $24.1 Million For Hiv/Aids Care And Services
Thirty-five new grants totaling $24.1 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) to help America’s children, youth and women with HIV/AIDS and their affected families obtain HIV/AIDS care and services.
The grants are awarded under Title IV of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act. Title IV programs specifically address the needs of women, children, youth and families by providing care that deals with the entire family. This includes primary and specialty medical care, psychosocial services, logistical support and coordination, and outreach and case management. Programs also are designed to increase access to clinical trials and research.
“Experience tells us that HIV is not the only challenge many of our clients face: poor housing, lack of transportation and child care, non-HIV related illnesses, all intensify the need for services,” said Elizabeth M. Duke, Ph.D., administrator of HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). “These grants help build a comprehensive health care system for our clients rather than a disjointed array of providers and services.”