Broward County has been an established Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) providing Ryan White Part A Services through the Ryan White Care Act (Title I) since 1991. It is our goal to improve the availability of care for low income, uninsured and under-insured victims of AIDS and their families. The program is currently funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006.
In 2009, Congress passed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act, extending the Ryan White Care Act for an additional four years. It is under this Act that that the Broward County’s Ryan White Part A Program Office serves as the administrative entity responsible for the administration, contracting, monitoring and evaluation of the federal funding for low-income persons and families. Unlike Medicare and Medicaid, Ryan White Part A Programs are the “payer of last resort” that funds treatment when no other resources are available.
Funds are awarded to agencies that provide our consumers with quality core medical and support services including:
- Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination
- Local AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance
- Outpatient/Ambulatory Medical Care
- Oral Health Care
- Medical Case Management
- Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Services (Outpatient)
- Food Bank
- Medical Transportation
- Legal Assistance
Broward County also receives additional funding under the HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act from the Ryan White Minority AIDS Initiative (MIA) to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes for eligible HIV+ persons from racial/ethnic minorities.
It is our hope that by providing a comprehensive system of care consumers residing in our community will live more healthier and productive lives.
If you are interested in services funded by the Ryan White Part A Program, contact us at 954-357-5390.