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2017-12-06 / Business

ECMC outpatient program receives federal grant

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins said Friday that $330,075 in federal funding will be available for Erie County Medical Center for an outpatient program.

The grant, announced on World AIDS Day, is awarded through the Ryan White Outpatient Early Intervention Services Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We’ve come a long way in understanding, treating and helping people live full lives with HIV thanks to investments made in programs across the nation and right here at ECMC in Western New York,” Higgins said. “These resources support critical services at ECMC’s clinic which provides a continuum of care for patients.”

According to the congressman’s representatives, ECMC’s HIV/AIDS and immunodeficiency services make up the largest comprehensive care center of its kind in Western New York, which includes an immunodeficiency clinic that is also a PCMH Level 3-certified clinic.

The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act, authorized by Congress in 1990, provides resources to communities and health providers throughout the nation toward the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Higgins’ representatives said that as a result of the Ryan White Program and the Minority AIDS Initiative, people with HIV are living longer than ever before.

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