Ryan White Voices
Darlene: Moving Forward
Darlene receives her care at New-York Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital in Harlem, a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A, B, D, and F grantee. Through the help of NYP’s Special Needs Clinic, Darlene has been able to access mental health services and truly comprehensive HIV and medical care.
NYP’s continuity of care record, funded through a HRSA Special Projects of National Significance initiative, has enabled Darlene to have access to her own health information. The result has been increased health literacy and self efficacy.
HRSA works hard to address the needs of women like Darlene particularly through the Part D program for women, infants, children, youth, and their families. HRSA has also recently funded the Enhancing Access to and Retention in Quality HIV/AIDS Care for Women of Color Initiative to address the increasing HIV infection rates among women of color and research best practices.