Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is a federal grant program awarded to the City of New Orleans to provide primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. Ryan White Part A funds are administered by the Office of Health Policy and AIDS Funding (OHP), a division of the New Orleans Health Department, to provide a comprehensive system of care. The program provides access to HIV services which enable persons living with HIV to get into care and remain in care. For more information about the program visit the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program website .
The Ryan White Part A grant funds hospitals, clinics and community based organizations to provide services to eligible residents of the following eight parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, and St. Tammany. With input from persons living with HIV and other community stakeholders, The New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council reviews the unmet need, sets priorities and determines how to allocate Ryan White Part A funds for the Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA).
Ryan White Part B provides medications and services to eligible Louisiana residents living with HIV/AIDS.
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