The Ryan White Services Division of the Boston Public Health Commission fund agencies to provide services for people living with HIV. Services include:
- Case Management
- Health Education
- Mental Health support
- All services aim to improve the health and quality of life of clients.
The Boston EMA also receives the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds. These funds provide services targeting African American and Hispanic clients living in Massachusetts. The Planning Council reviewed the MAI guidelines and recommended the Boston EMA use MAI funds to provide additional Medical Case Management and Psychosocial Support – Peer Support Services. MAI funded agencies must be minority-based agencies (board, staff, and clients). They also need a history of providing services to people living with HIV/AIDS from impacted minority communities.
Client Services provides program support to Ryan White-funded agencies in the Boston EMA. Support includes:
- contract management
- monitoring client demographics
- service use data
- working with agencies to maximize distributed funds
- providing technical assistance on grant management and reporting requirements