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#TBT: The Ryan White Program at 25 – ‘A Beacon’

The White House

Summary: Last week, the Administration celebrated the achievements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, remembered the life of Ryan White and what it took to pass the landmark law. The nation is on track under the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy [PDF 2,230KB] to achieve sharp reductions in the transmission of the once-deadly virus in the years…

HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services

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Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most.  The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy,…

USCA 2015: New Paths, New Results

Dr. Laura Cheever

Next year, we approach the two decade anniversary of the beginning of the antiretroviral-driven turnaround in HIV care. Combination therapies literally brought people back to life. Data from 2013  document that 79% of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program have achieved viral suppression, a much higher success rate than those not in Ryan…

Articles Highlight Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Role Providing HIV Care and Treatment Services

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As the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) commemorates its 25th this summer, two new articles published this week highlight the critical role the Program has in providing care and treatment services to low income people living with HIV in the United States. According to a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association,…

During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers

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Contact: HRSA Press Office 301-443-3376 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on August 11 that $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them…

Saluting Community Health Centers: Vital Partners in Fighting HIV and Hepatitis

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This week we join public health and health care colleagues across the U.S. in saluting the 50th anniversary of the nation’s network of community health centers during National Health Center Week.  First established in 1965 as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, today there are over 1,300 health centers supported by…

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Commemorate Historic Milestone on August 18

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is counting down to an historic milestone – the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act – which takes place on August 18, 2015. The theme for the 25th anniversary commemoration is “Moving Forward with CARE: Building on 25 Years of Passion, Purpose, and Excellence.” Today, the…

HRSA Launches Viral Hepatitis Resource Page for Health Centers

Tonya Bowers

During May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a new viral hepatitis resource page designed to support health centers’ viral hepatitis prevention and care services. The new web page, Hepatitis: Action Steps and Guidelines for Health Centers, supports viral hepatitis clinical quality improvement among the nation’s nearly 1,300…