Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. has received Ryan White funding since 2000. Clinical services include HIV primary medical care, oral health services, in-house pharmacy and medication adherence, as well as behavioral health and substance abuse services. The Ryan White team also offers community outreach and testing events, peer counseling and organized support groups.
In 2010, Carolina Family was selected as the Region 8 Network Administrator for Ryan White Part B funds and Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS. Region 8 is comprised of five (5) eastern North Carolina counties: Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson. Carolina Family and Rural Health Group are the designated Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) providing HIV primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, as well as medical case management, medical nutrition therapy and emergency services to PLWHAs.
The Region 8 Network Planning Board is the decision making body for the Network. The Board meets monthly to provide direction and address client needs. Network Partners include the five County Health Departments, Rocky Mount OIC, Wilson OIC, The Beacon Center, Wilson County Jail, AIDS Care Unit, Regional Disease Intervention Specialist and Bridge Counselors, Juvenile Justice, NEW Sources and interested consumers.
The primary goals of the Ryan White Program are:
Testing, Testing, Testing
Getting people who are newly diagnosed into care quickly
Keeping patients in care