The Ryan White Early Care Clinic is a comprehensive and innovative primary care HIV clinic. We offer easily accessible, holistic medical, support and prevention services to individuals infected and affected by HIV. We remain our clients’ preferred service provider because of our dedication to the delivery of these services in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We work as an integrated team to empower our clients to improve their quality of life through knowledge and advocacy.
- Respect: We respect clients and staff as unique individuals.
- Awareness: Education and awareness build diversity and multiculturalism.
- Passion: Our passion and enthusiasm create a caring workplace.
- Communication: We promote clear and honest communication among clients
- Confidentiality: We believe strongly in the right to privacy.
- Reliability: We do what we say we will do.
- Environment: We strive for a positive and supportive team environment where staff are involved in decisions and are effective and competent.
The Ryan White CARE Act
The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act is federal legislation that addresses the unmet health needs of persons living with HIV disease by funding primary health care and support services. The CARE Act was named for Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous struggle with HIV/AIDS and against AIDS-related discrimination helped educate the nation. For more information about the Ryan White CARE Act visit http://hab.hrsa.gov.
The DeKalb County Board of Health receives Ryan White CARE Act funding through the Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area (Title I) and directly from Washington, DC. (Title III). In addition to this funding, the Board of Health receives funding from the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With HIV and AIDS programs to provide financial and transportation assistance.