The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White Program) is administered by the federal HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. The intent of the program is to improve the quality, availability, and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. Part B funding is received by the state of Iowa and is administered by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of HIV, STD and Hepatitis.
The mission of the Iowa Ryan White Part B Program is to meet the health care needs of persons living with HIV disease by funding primary health care and support services to get people into primary medical care and help them stay in care. This includes providing direct access to life-saving medications through the ADAP. The intention of the programs is to reduce the use of more costly inpatient and urgent care, increase access to care for under served populations, improve quality of life for those affected by the epidemic, and decrease transmission of HIV from infected people. HIV care-related services such as medical and non-medical case management, oral health care, medical nutrition therapy, mental health services and substance abuse outpatient care may be supported in communities through Ryan White Part B funds.