Health Centers, such as Shenandoah Community Health (SCH), continue to focus on coordinated and comprehensive care and the integration of HIV testing, prevention, care and treatment into primary care which can increase access and improve health outcomes for people living with or at risk for HIV. SCH is part of the Ryan White Outpatient Program, which identifies people who are at risk for HIV and/or affected by the disease. The program offers comprehensive healthcare testing to individuals living with HIV, regardless of their ability to pay, as well as other healthcare services, medication counseling, referrals and outreach.
SCH Clinical Program Coordinator and Case Manager, Kathy Tobin, RN, says “World AIDS Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV and AIDS related illnesses. At SCH, we do this daily with our own program designed to support chronic disease management through healthy lifestyle choices. An HIV positive patient and family face considerable social issues at a significant expense, SCH provides the medical and emotional support for them to achieve the highest quality of life.”
To learn more about SCHs HIV Case Management services, through the Ryan White Program, visit http://www.shencommhealth.com/ryan-white-program.php.