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Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis

Care & Support Services - The Ryan White Part B Program

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.

Medical HIV Case Management

Medical case managers help individuals living with HIV access primary medical care and life-saving medications, identify and remove barriers to medical care, and ensure adherence to a prescribed treatment plan.

Medical HIV Case Management is a range of client centered services that ensure timely and coordinated access to primary medical care, medications, and other support services, including treatment adherence, for HIV-positive individuals. Primary activities link a person to primary medical care or services. Secondary activities may be needed for HIV-positive individuals to achieve their medical outcomes and must have a direct relationship to an individual's HIV clinical outcomes.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides free medications for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. The drugs provided through ADAP can help people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and treat the symptoms of HIV infection. ADAP is the payer of last resort, but can help people who are not fully covered by other payers under certain circumstances. Please contact a case manager in your area or the state ADAP Office for further information. A centralized pharmacy mails medications to persons enrolled in ADAP.

Contact Information

  • Holly Hanson
    Program Manager
    (515) 242-5316
  • Elizabeth McChesney
    Client Services Coordinator
    (515) 242-5149
  • Erica Carrick
    ADAP Coordinator
    (515) 281-0926
  • Katie Cwenar
    Ryan White Program Evaluation and Quality Management Coordinator
    (515) 281-4775
  • Karen Quinn
    Contract and Budget Specialist
    (515) 281-6801