Who is delivering dental care to low income people with HIV and who is getting that care?
HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau answers these questions in its Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Oral Health Data Report, 2020, released February 10, 2023. Below are some highlights from the report on the delivery of oral health care from the mix of agencies under various RWHAP Parts.
- More than 500 RWHAP sites delivered oral health care. Over half are community agencies, followed by hospital- or university-based programs.
- Almost all of the 500+ deliver at least one other RWHAP service, usually outpatient ambulatory health services.
- Nearly three-fourths of these agencies are providing dental care to fewer than 100 individuals each year.
As for who is getting RWHAP dental care, in 2020:
- 70,258 clients received oral health services from RWHAP-funded providers," according to the report, which is 16.2% of the total number of RWHAP clients.
- Over half are over 50 and two-thirds are from racial/ethnic minority populations.
- Over half have incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level.
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