DATE: July 12, 2012
Ryan White Part A Program award recipients, l-r, Shaundelyn DeGraffenreidt, Leonard Jones and Kim Strong.
MEDIA CONTACT: Leonard Jones, Manager, Broward County
Ryan White Part A Program
Broward County Community Partnerships
The Broward County Ryan White Part A Program is the sole recipient of the 2012 Award for Performance Measurement announced by the National Quality Center, a nonprofit organization that provides leadership and technical support to grantees of the federally funded program, which provides HIV/AIDS services for low income persons and families.
Broward County’s Ryan White Part A Program provides coordination of HIV/AIDS-related services to more than 7,100 residents annually. The Award for Performance Measurement recognizes the County’s efforts to:
• monitor HIV/AIDS clinical performance measures and outcomes across 10 funded service categories, including 18 client-level outcomes and 26 other associated measures
• prepare quarterly reports assessing the overall performance and compliance of each Ryan White Part A service providers
• compile and share performance data to coordinate care across a network of 12 County-funded health and support services providers
"This award honors grantees who have significantly strengthened their ability to measure the quality of HIV care and services," said Leonard Jones, manager of Broward’s Ryan White Part A program. "We are very pleased to be recognized for the work we do to ensure our clients get the best care possible."
Since 1991, Broward County has received federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, to provide emergency assistance to persons in areas disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including critical health and support services to low income and uninsured persons.
For more information about the Ryan White Part A Quality Assurance Program, call Shaundelyn DeGraffenreidt at 954-357-5390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Broward County's Ryan White Part A Program, call 954-357-5390 or visit broward.org/communitypartnerships and click RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS.