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March 20, 2014
March 20 is National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
The number of HIV/AIDS cases among Native Americans is small but the impact is significant. The rate of AIDS among Native Americans and Alaska Natives, who represent just 0.9% of the U.S. population, is 40 times that of whites, as documented in this HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau... more
March 7, 2014
Individuals who get their HIV/AIDS care from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program can take part in implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by getting informed and getting involved. A key first step is to talk to trusted Ryan White staff about health coverage options available under health care reform. Below are suggestions for consumers in getting ready for change under ACA.
March 7, 2014
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing about major changes in health insurance (eg, new protections and coverage options) and care delivery. HealthCare.gov is the go-to website for information to learn about ACA and prepare your programs and yourself.
Ryan White grantees, consumers, and provider agencies can take an active part in... more
March 5, 2014
February 12, 2014
Michelle has new health insurance at a premium she can afford. Her HIV drugs, however? On her salary? Impossible. And where does she go for care?
The story below offers a peek into the world of Ryan White clients and front-line staff across the nation—the challenges and solutions they have in managing transitions to new Affordable Care Act coverage. Their issues are straightforward.... more
February 6, 2014
Becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a journey. We have been tracking the progress of Ryan White grantee Catawba Care as it pursues designation as an FQHC, sharing the tips and tools it is creating and adopting along the way.
So Far on the Journey
To recap, Catawba Care’s initial steps included securing board review and approval of the plan to pursue FQHC status... more