The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A program provides HIV-related services for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) serves as the Administrator of the Cleveland Transitional Grant Area (TGA) which serves the following Ohio Counties: Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina.
The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.
About Ryan White
In 1984, Ryan White, at age 13, was one of the first hemophiliac children diagnosed with AIDS in the U.S. Diagnosed in the early days of misinformation, his fight to attend school garnered international attention. Through his public battle he challenged prevalent misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and along with his mother led a campaign to educate the public and increase awareness. Ryan eventually was welcomed to school when his family moved from Kokomo, IN to Cicero, IN. At the age of 18, Ryan White died in April 1990 just months before Congress passed the AIDS bill that bears his name.
Source: U.S. DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration.
Programs and Services
If you or someone you know if living with HIV/AIDS, the Ryan White Part A Program can help. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health contracts with community partners to provide the following direct services:
- Medical Case Management
- Pharmaceutical Assistance
- Primary Medical Care
- Early Intervention and Outreach Services
- Oral Health Services
- Food Bank / Home Delivered Meals
- Home Health Care
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Transportation Assistance
- Mental Health Services
- Health Insurance Assistance
- Legal Services
- Benefit Coordination Assistance
- Housing Coordination Assistance
- Support Group Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment
For more information about program services, please click here.
To view the Ryan White Part A Cleveland TGA Services Brochure, please click here.
The mission of the Cuyahoga Regional HIV Health Services Ryan White Planning Council is to plan for the comprehensive delivery of HIV/AIDS services and allocation of resources for the Transitional Grant Area (TGA). The goal of the Planning Council is to identify HIV positive individuals, see that they are linked into care, stay in care and to improve health outcomes.
The Planning Council has a maximum of thirty-five (35) members and meets monthly. At least 33% of the membership are persons living with HIV/AIDS. Members are appointed by the Cuyahgoa County Executive and the City of Cleveland's Mayor. All Planning Council meetings are open to the public.
For more information about the Cuyahoga Regional HIV Services Planning Council, please click here.
Links and Resources
- U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS programs
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Manual
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS
- Ohio Department of Health, Ryan White Part B Program
- National Minority HIV AIDS Initiative
The Ryan White Cleveland TGA Part A Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration