The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides medical care and support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. The Ryan White Program provides HIV care and treatment services to more than half a million people each year, reaching approximately 52% of all people diagnosed with HIV in the United States. The state of North Carolina is divided into ten regions for the Program, each administered by a local entity. CCHN is the local administrator for Region 4 (Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, and Stanly counties).
Funding is used to improve the quality, availability, and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS. The purpose of additional funding is to serve women, youth, adolescents and families infected with and affected by HIV through coordination of family-centered, community-based comprehensive systems of care.
CCHN partners with a variety of community organizations in order to provide services delivered through the Ryan White Program, including primary and specialty medical care, dental care, case management, individual and group mental health counseling, outpatient alcohol/substance abuse treatment, transportation, emergency financial assistance, outreach and testing services, and health insurance premium and co-pay assistance. Ryan White funds can also be used for respite care, child care, durable medical equipment, hospice care, registered dietitian services, support services, emergency relief, and legal assistance.