Case managers help clients obtain affordable medication (and manage the mountain of paperwork that comes with it), maintain their health and utilize other services like temporary housing. Ryan White Part B funding, federal money allocated to each state, supports case management services for clients living with HIV/AIDS. The Ohio Department of Health distributes these funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout Ohio.
Two weeks ago, the ODH notified Stop AIDS that the $700,000 in Ryan White Part B funding the agency was scheduled to receive for case management services would be granted to another agency, effective April 1.
Stop AIDS is currently working with Caracole to help 1,100 clients make a smooth transition between the agencies.