Food & Transportation Support
Through Ryan White Part B
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federally funded program within the
Health Resources and Services Administration named after Ryan White, who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984 at the age of 13. He was initially forbidden from returning to school following his diagnosis, but he – along with his mother Jeanne White-Ginder – chose to fight AIDS-related discrimination and lobby for his right to attend school. Together they gained national attention and Ryan became the face of AIDS education across the United States. Surprising his doctors, Ryan White lived five years longer than predicted, passing away in April 1990, one month before his high school graduation and only months before Congress passed the legislation bearing his name – the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.
Ryan White Part B was created to improve the quality, availability, and organization of
HIV health care and support services. Choice Health Network’s Ryan White Part B program provides services to individuals and families in East and Southeast Tennessee.
In order to qualify for Ryan White Part B services, you must:
- Be a Tennessee resident living with HIV.
- Have an annual income that is less than 400% of the federal poverty line.
Food and Transportation Services Provided
- Case Management
- Insurance Navigation
- Insurance Copay/Premium Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Emergency Housing Services
- Uninsured Dental Assistance
- Uninsured Vision Assistance
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