Resources for Clients
Contra Costa County Health Services is proud to provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS through Parts A, B and C of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act (now the Ryan White HIV HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009). The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs are designed to assist in the provision of services to those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to cope with HIV disease.
Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 provides assistance to locales that are most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These funds go from the Federal government to a region – in our case Alameda and Contra Costa which form what is known as a Transitional Grant Area (TGA). In Contra Costa County, Part A funds support Medical Case Management, Oral Health Care, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Health Education/ Risk Reduction, Food, Legal Services and Transportation. If you are interested in participating in the process which determines priority for local funding and makes recommendations then see our page about Consortium.
Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides grants to State departments of health or other State and U.S. Territories which administer public health programs and services. Part B grants include a base grant, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) award, ADAP supplemental grants, grants to State for Emerging Communities and an award for Minority AIDS initiative activities.
Contra Costa County is proud to work with the California Department of Public Health to provide ADAP services in our County. In addition, Contra Costa utilizes Part B funds to support Ambulatory Outpatient Medical Care, Oral Health Care, Medical Case Management, Home and Community Based Health Care, Health Education/ Risk Reduction and Outreach/ Care Coordination. The Part B MAI funds are used to support Outreach/Care Coordination for communities of color.
The Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS) component of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds comprehensive primary health care in outpatient settings for people living with HIV disease. In Contra Costa part C funds support the West County Health Center. Part C funds support Ambulatory Outpatient Medical Care, Medical Nutrition Services and Outreach/ Care Coordination in Contra Costa County.
If you are interested in participating in our local efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Contra Costa County, please contact the following groups.