RYAN WHITE SERVICES
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income people living with HIV who are uninsured and underserved. The Program funds grants to states, cities/counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.
More than half of people living with diagnosed HIV in the United States receive services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program each year. That means more than half a million people received services through the Program.
Over the last 28 years, HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has played a critical role in the United States’ public health response to HIV. The Program serves as an important source of ongoing access to HIV medication that can enable people living with HIV to live close to normal lifespans. In 2017, 85.9 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients were virally suppressed, exceeding the national average of 59.8 percent.
First authorized in 1990, the Program is funded at $2.34 billion in fiscal year 2018. The Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).
About The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts
HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is divided into five Parts, following from the authorizing legislation.
Part A funds medical and support services to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs). EMAs and TGAs are counties/cities that are the most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Part B administers funds for states and territories to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services. Recipients include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the six U.S. Pacific territories/associated jurisdictions. In addition, Part B also includes grants for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
Horizon Ridge Clinic serves:
- Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
- Case Management
- Psychosocial Supportive Services
I. Mental Health
Horizon Ridge Clinic mental health services include: Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling
Mental health problems can strike anybody, but people with HIV are more likely to experience a range of mental health issues. Most common are feelings of acute emotional distress, depression, and anxiety, which can often accompany adverse life-events. HIV also can directly infect the brain, causing impairment to memory and thinking. In addition, some anti-HIV drugs can have mental health side effects.
- Emotional Distress
- Cognitive Disorders
II. Substance Abuse
Substance abuse counseling will provide preventive measures to reduce with the intended to eliminate substance abuse usage and risky behaviors that will increase opportunity to acquire STD infections. To assist individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS assistance with navigating to appropriate intervention to work towards healthier choices, options, wellness and continuum of care.
III. Case Management
Horizon Ridge Clinic will assist individual participants with determining eligibility for Ryan White Part A services, as well as, vital load suppression, referrals to housing (rental assistance), transportation, medication, medical care, as well as, assisting with navigating individuals participants into care and identifying supportive services.
IV. Psychosocial Supportive Services
Peer Navigation Services: Peer Navigators in conjunction with the participants, develop strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and implement self-management skill-sets. Working collaboratively with other health care and wellness providers, the Peer Navigators provide direct health system navigation, health advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized health, social and emotional well-being and wellness resources related to HIV. Peer Navigators network with front line service providers in order to promote the positive living and the services of Horizon Ridge Clinic.
Brother’s Connected: Men’s groups for those who want to resolve problems, express feelings, form friendships, preventive health care and understanding and improving relationships. some of the topics: Conflict Resolution, Suicide Prevention, Communication Skills, Financial Planning, Social Affairs and Relationship Development.
Sista Talk: A Women’s support group that will provide a series of educational, empowerment, taking back your existence, personal development financial planning, HIV/AIDS literacy both physical and emotional wellness, and social interactions.
340B DRUG PRICING PROGRAM
The 340B Drug Discount Program is a US federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices. The intent of the program is to allow covered entities to tretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.” Maintaining services and lowering medication costs for patients is consistent with the purpose of the program, which is named for the section authorizing it in the Public Health Service Act It was enacted by Congress as part of a larger bill signed into law by President George HW Bush.
MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT
Our Medication Therapy Management system offers a centralized, efficient
and real-time access to the history of polymed patients. We closely
coordinate with clinics and physicians to tailor efficient treatments for
complex chronic conditions.
Our proprietary delivery system offers convenient and confidential delivery of medications to patient’s location of
choice. It provides a convenient and worry-free treatment pipeline to
patients, increasing the probable penetration of eligible outpatient
populations and another way to improve treatment adherence.
Our custom packaging initiative,
aimed at improving multi-med intake is a testament to Boca’s expertise with chronic polymed patients.
Custom packaging and compounding has been proven to enhance
treatment compliance and outcomes and allows us to accommodate special clinical needs, including
pediatric patients amongst others.
GET A NEW START!
Horizon Ridge Clinic have two option to meet your pharmaceutical needs through BOCA or ASP CARES can now offer clients a better pharmacy experience. The Pharmacists at BOCA and ASP CARES collaborate with Horizon Ridge Staff to ensure medication therapy is clear and also add a professional sensitivity to client needs. For more information contact Horizon Ridge Clinic at (702) 489-2889
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