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Ryan White Program

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for those living with HIV who are uninsured and underserved.

Through this program, funds are granted to local, community-based organizations like us to provide care and treatment services to those living with HIV. The goal of the program is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

 

Who is Ryan White?

The program and funding is named after Ryan White, a courageous teenage boy from Kokomo, Indiana, who was diagnosed with AIDS at the age of 13, following a blood transfusion. When he tried to return to school following his diagnosis, he faced AIDS discrimination. So, he and his mother fought back for his right to attend school. This very public battle caught the attention of the media and Ryan soon became the face of AIDS education. In April of 1990, Ryan passed away. In his memory, Congress passed the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, which continues to provide federal funding today. 

Each year, the Ryan White Program provides services and ongoing access to HIV medication to more than half a million people in the United States, enabling people living with HIV/AIDS to live normal lifespans.

What services are provided through the Ryan White Program?

  • Primary medical care
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Counseling/therapy services
  • Case management services
  • Drug and alcohol addiction support services
  • Medication management
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Ryan White Title A Grant

Signature Health is able to provide a variety of services for people living with HIV/AIDS through the Ryan White Title A Grant. Services include ongoing primary medical care, treatment services, and medication management.  

Signature Health is thankful for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for administering the Ryan White Title A Grant, and for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for funding the federal grant. Through the Ryan White grant funding, we are able to provide HIV/AIDS medical and support services to underserved people throughout our Northeast, Ohio, communities.

We're here for you.

Signature Health is an LGBTQ+ Friendly community health center with six locations in Northeast, Ohio.

If you are living with HIV or AIDS, or showing any potential symptoms of HIV or AIDS and need to be seen, Signature Health can help. 

To learn more about our HIV and AIDS treatment services, call 440-578-8200.

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