The purpose of the Pennsylvania Ryan White Part C and D Coordination Project is to provide a forum for peer support and facilitated discussions for addressing emerging issues and problem solving among the 25 Ryan White Part C and D programs across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to 2014, there was no organized forum for coordination and collaboration for these important clinical programs serving persons living with HIV and their families. Since all programmatic components of the Ryan White are required by HRSA, Bureau of HIV/AIDS to participate in the Pennsylvania Statewide HIV planning process, the MidAtlantic AETC was approached by several Part C providers who requested assistance and support to convene an ongoing forum for Part C and D providers.
Activities to Date
April 2014 - Survey distributed to all Part C/D providers in Pennsylvania to assess their interest in the following issues:
- Input into HPG planning and allocation discussion
- HRSA Ryan White program and other related issues
- Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and data discussion and issues
- Training and capacity building needs and resources
- ADAP and 340b issues
October 2014 - Twenty representatives of the PA Part C/D providers met in Harrisburg for a six-hour network meeting.
January 2015 - Meeting with the PA DOH to discuss the background of this project; several opportunities for collaboration between the providers and DOH; SPBP and 340B issues; and training needs.
April 2015 - Meeting with PA DOH with an agenda that focused on PrEP, HIV Partner Services, data, a project-specific page on the AETC website, HRSA, and the upcoming AETC conference.
June 2015 - Held Roundtable Discussion during the AETC's conference "The HIV Care Continuum: Meeting challenges in prevention, treatment and supportive services."