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Ryan White Part A Program

Department of Health
Kari Reiber, MD, Acting Commissioner

2008 Dutchess County HIV/AIDS Epi Profile (.pdf)

Ryan White Part A Program Grievance Policy/Form (.pdf)

2008 - 2010 Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services Plan (.pdf)

2010 Dutchess County Resource Listing (.pdf)


Dutchess County's Ryan White CARE Act, Part A Program

Ryan White CARE Act image The Ryan White CARE Act in Dutchess County's Ryan White CARE Act, Part A Program

The Ryan White CARE Act is a federal legislation, enacted in 1990 and reauthorized every five years, to provide funding for services meeting the needs of Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A).  Ryan White Part A funds are given to urban areas most impacted by HIV and AIDS to provide primary care and supportive services to those affected.

Dutchess County first became eligible for Ryan White funding in 1994.  The Grantee in Dutchess County is the County Executive, William R. Steinhaus.  The County Executive designated the Dutchess County Department of Health as the Administrative Agency responsible for overall management and administration of the Ryan White, Part A Program. The Department of Health contracts out with various agencies for the provision of services identified by the Dutchess County HIV Health Services Planning Council. For more information about the program, call the Grants Coordinator at (845) 486-3484.

The Ryan White CARE Act specifies that part A grantees must establish a local Planning Council to: conduct a community-wide Needs Assessment, create a strategic Community HIV Comprehensive Plan, determine local service priorities, set funding allocations, and develop Standards of Care. County Executive Steinhaus appointed the first Dutchess County HIV Health Services Planning Council (DCHIVHSPC) in 1995 with members fulfilling all of the federally mandated categories and who reflect the EMA's population with regard to the HIV epidemic. All members of the DCHIVHSPC are appointed by the Dutchess County Executive. For more information about Dutchess County's Planning Council and its activities, membership and meetings, you may visit the DCHIVHSPC's web site at


- HIV/AIDS Resources and Informational Websites -

This document contains numerous links to data and information on the Web.  Links are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement, express or implied, by the Council of Community Services of NYS, Inc., Dutchess County Dept. of Health Ryan White Part A, of the referenced organizations, their suitability, content, products, or services, whether they are governmental, educational, or commercial.

National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases HIV/AIDS Research Program:

New York AIDS Coalition:

AIDS Education Global Inform. System:

Comprehensive AIDS/HIV Resources:

HIV In-Site:

Comprehensive AIDS/HIV Res. from UC San Francisco:

US Office of Aids Research:


Health Resources and Services Administration:

Health Information Project - Mid-Hudson Library System:

Dutchess County HIV Health Services Planning Council:


- General Clinical Resources -

Albany Medical Center, Div. of HIV:

NYSDOH AIDS Institute:

John Hopkins AIDS Service:

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine HIV Clinical Broadcasts:

Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative:


- HIV and Hepatitis -

HIV and Hepatitis:

CDC Information on Hepatitis:



- Hepatitis Resources -

Center's for Disease Control and Prevention:

Immunization Action Coalition:

American Liver Foundation:

Hepatitis Foundation International:

National Institute of Health:


- Trials and Research -

Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service:


- Treatment Information -

HIV and Hepatitis:


- Prevention -

Project Hope:

Project Reach:

Life-Styles Condoms:

Planned Parenthood for Teens:


- Fact Sheets/Handout -

Project Inform Publications:


- Women and HIV -

The Body: Women Specific Treatment Issues:


- Useful STD Web Sites designed for Gay Men -


- AIDS Organizations -

The Body:

ACT/UP New York:

Gay Men's Health Crisis:

UN Program on HIV/AIDS:

NYS DOH AIDS Institute (guidelines on-line):

AIDS- Related Community Services (ARCS):


- AIDS Periodicals -

POZ magazine:


- Special Interest -

NPAN: The National Pediatric AIDS Network:

Rural AIDS:


- Federal Government -

THOMAS - U.S. Congress on the Internet:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Federal World Information Network Home Page:

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:


- NYS Government -

NY State Home Page:

Office of the Governor:

New York State Senate:

New York State Assembly:

NYS Department of Health:


- Legal Services -

Farmworker Legal Services of N.Y. Inc.:


- AIDS Discrimination Issues -

Office for AIDS Discriminiation Issues


- Web Search -

Yahoo - AIDS HIV:

Alta Vista:




- Policy Issues -

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

Kaiser Family Foundation:


- HIV/AIDS Statistics -

US Centers for Diseases Control:

New York State Dept. of Health:

New York City Dept. of Health:

Church Avenue Merchants Block Assoc.:

US Census Bureau:


- HIV Education and Training Programs -

New York State Dept. of Health AIDS Institute:

NDRI Inc. The Training Institute:

HIV Clinical Care Symposium:

Bailey House Inc.:  (Look for links for Advocacy and Policy Resources, Government Resources, HIV/AIDS Information and Housing Resources)

AIDS- Related Community Services (ARCS):

Technical Assistance for the Ryan White Community:


- HIV/AIDS Housing -

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS:

The New York City AIDS Housing Network:



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