Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced a $2,551,936 grant from the U.S. Department Health and Human Service (HHS) to the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. The grant will be used to enhance access to a comprehensive, effective and cost efficient continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV, as well as to strengthen strategies to reach minority populations.
"Alameda County health providers are leaders in the domestic fight against HIV/AIDS and I am pleased that Alameda County Health Care Services Agency has been selected for this critical funding that will expand and improve efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in the East Bay," said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. "As Co-chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, I will continue to fight for resources to end the AIDS epidemic and to achieve an AIDS-Free Generation."
The U.S. Department Health and Human Services' HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants provide direct financial assistance to localities that have been the most severely affected by the HIV epidemic to enhance access to a continuum of high quality care. The comprehensive continuum of care includes the 13 core medical services specified in legislation and appropriate support services that assist People Living With HIV/AIDS in accessing treatment for HIV/AIDS infection that is consistent with HHS Treatment Guidelines. Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care beyond these core services may include supportive services that meet the criteria of enabling individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to access and remain in primary medical care to improve their medical outcomes.