HIV has changed the landscape of medicine, public health, and health care in the
In 1990, Congress enacted the Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act, most recently re-authorized as the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White Program), to provide safety net funds for health and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) who have either no or inadequate insurance. This Program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).
Since 2000, the Ryan White Program legislation has included specific provisions directing federally funded grantees to establish, implement, and sustain quality management programs. These programs include the monitoring of access to and quality of health services to ensure that PLWH who are eligible for treatment receive it. This particular focus reflects several national trends in quality management and accountability. 
Quality of care is defined by the
Help is available. The
The aim of this initiative is to build the capacity to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care and services across the
NQC provides a myriad of quality improvement services built around the core needs of HIV providers, including:
• Sharing: Rapid dissemination of information and resources related to quality improvement through websites, conference exhibits, listserv activities, and direct mail
• Training: Training and educational fora on a wide array of quality-related topics through conference calls, webcasts, educational workshops, an online training program and training-of-trainers programs
• Consulting: Intensive, individualized, on-site and off-site consultation involving online and/or phone consultations by quality improvement experts
Over the last years, NQC has become the premiere quality improvement technical assistance resource in HIV care and has delivered national leadership in the development and administration of effective state-of-the-art HIV-related quality improvement services.
Together, we can improve HIV/AIDS care.
To request technical assistance and/or quality improvement resources, contact NQC at Info@NationalQualityCenter.org.
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