Black/African American

Nearly half of those getting care from HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) are black/African American. Viral suppression rates are comparable to the overall RWHAP client population, but disparities remain. HIV care programs and technical assistance and training focus on overcoming such challenges as limited access to health services, stigma due to sexual orientation, and housing.

Source: Black/African American Clients: HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2019, Population Fact Sheet (HRSA, June 2021)

Resources 8

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

Technical Assistance

  • The RWHAP Compass Dashboard is a user-friendly, interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of bundled evidence–informed interventions for Black women with HIV.  
  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce.

  • ESCALATE will focus on reducing HIV stigma through training participants in EHE jurisdictions.

  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.
  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance.

  • Initiative documenting existing best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs.

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