Stop AIDS Cincinnati loses funding for case managers

The Ohio Department of Health has cut off funding for case managers at Stop AIDS Cincinnati, effective April 1.

Ryan White Part B funding, federal money allocated to each state, supports case management services for clients living with HIV/AIDS. The ODH distributes these funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout Ohio.

The $700,000 Stop AIDS would normally receive will be awarded to another similar agency in Ohio, leaving 1,100 HIV+ Cincinnatians without a resource to help them obtain affordable medication (and manage the mountain of paperwork that comes with it), maintain their health and utilize other services like temporary housing.

“The documentation of an audit finding is the reason that the Ohio Department of Health has said Stop AIDS is not eligible for funding,” Amy McMahon, CEO of Stop AIDS, said to WCPO. The audit dates back to shrinking resources in 2008 that raised a red flag to the state’s accountants.

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3 thoughts on “Stop AIDS Cincinnati loses funding for case managers

  1. STOP AIDS is asking individuals to contact their representatives and ask them to help slow down the process so that case managers at STOP AIDS have more time to help their clients transition into care at a new agency. View the pdfs in the yellow box on the right side of the screen on this website http://www.stopaidscincinnati.org/ for the STOP AIDS press release, a sample letter to representatives and a list of state and national representatives.

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