Ryan White CARE Act: Implementation of the New Minority AIDS Initiative Provisions
DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 57 pages
The Ryan White CARE Act makes fed. funds available to assist individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Because minorities have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, the Act's Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) provides funding with the goal of reducing HIV-related health care disparities among minorities. The reauthor. of CARE Act programs changed the process by which grants are made from a formula based solely on demographics of the metro. area, state, or territory to a competitive process. This report provides info. on: (1) the effect on grantees and service providers of the new competitive process for awarding funds; (2) the types of services grantees funded under MAI; and (3) barriers to minorities obtaining services from HIV/AIDS programs. Illus.
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