Are You In It to End It, Connecticut?


The New Haven/Fairfield Counties Ryan White Part A Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federal program that provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income people living with HIV who are uninsured and underserved. The Program funds grants to states, cities/counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

The New Haven/Fairfield Counties Ryan White Part A Program has received Ryan White funding since 1993. The Mayor of New Haven is directly responsible for administration of the program’s funds.

Funding is equitably distributed by the percentage of AIDS cases in proportion to the number of HIV cases reported for each region the program serves:

Region I: Greater New Haven

Region II: Waterbury, Meriden and the Naugatuck Valley

Region III: Greater Bridgeport

Region IV: Norwalk and Stamford

Region V: Greater Danbury county

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

On February 5, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced his Administration’s goal to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. To achieve this goal and address the ongoing public health crisis of HIV, the proposed Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America will leverage the powerful data and tools now available to reduce new HIV infections in the United States by 75 percent in five years and by 90 percent by 2030.

In It To End It: Our Plan to End HIV in Connecticut

In 2019, the New Haven/Fairfield Counties Ryan White Part A Program was one of just ten jurisdictions to be awarded HRSA funding to develop a comprehensive, community-driven plan to end the local HIV epidemic. To ensure all of the major metropolitan areas in Connecticut were represented in the planning process, the Greater Harford Ryan White Part A Program was invited to collaborate. Planning activities began On November 1, 2019. The final plan will be completed and submitted to HRSA by June 30, 2021.

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