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Part F: Minority AIDS Initiative

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F includes the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). The MAI was codified in 2006, and provides additional funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A, B, C, D, and F to improve access to HIV care and health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by HIV.

Under Part A, MAI formula grants provide core medical and related support services to improve access and reduce disparities in health outcomes in metropolitan areas hardest hit by HIV/AIDS.

Under Part B, MAI formula grants fund outreach and education services designed to increase minority access to needed HIV/AIDS medications.

Under Part C, MAI funds are for the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate care for racial and ethnic minority populations.

Under Part D, MAI funds are for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the delivery of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS care services for women, infants, children, and youth.

Under Part F, MAI funds are for increasing the training capacity of AIDS Education and Training Centers to expand the number of health care professionals with treatment expertise and knowledge about the most appropriate standards of HIV-related treatments and medical care for racial and ethnic minority adults, adolescents, and children with HIV.

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