Health Resources and Services Administration
Friday, October 02, 2009
HRSA Awards $2.7 Million to Help Women, Infants, Children and Youth Affected by HIV/AIDS
HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., today announced $2.7 million in grants to eight organizations that provide HIV/AIDS services to women, infants, children and youth.
The awards are made under Part D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which funds primary care, medications and support services for low-income, un- and underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS.
Today’s grantees represent organizations receiving Part D grants for the first time. In total, 98 organizations received Part D funds in FY 2009, totaling $72.7 million.
“These grants support family-oriented medical care and support services, and make it easier for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS to gain access to clinical trials,” said Dr. Wakefield.
An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA awarded $2.2 billion in Ryan White grants in FY 2009. Each year, more than 529,000 people affected by HIV/AIDS receive the care and services they need to live longer, healthier lives. Awards are listed below.
Health Services Center Inc.
UKSM-W Medical Practice Assoc.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Louisiana State Univ. Health Care Services Division
Louisiana State Univ. Health Sciences Center-N.O.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Multnomah County Health Department
Utah Department of Health
Salt Lake City
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.
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