Thematic Areas

Ryan White Policy Project

Ryan White The O’Neill Institute has established a Ryan White Policy Project to consider issues related to sustaining and adapting the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (Ryan White) within a changing health care environment.  This project is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Gilead Sciences. 

Funded by the federal government at nearly $2.4 billion per year, the Ryan White program is the third largest source of financing for HIV care after Medicaid and Medicare and is the cornerstone of the Nation’s response to the domestic HIV epidemic.  The purpose of this Ryan White Policy Project is to consider issues that arise as the context in which the program operates is altered both by technological advances and fundamental shifts in health care financing and service delivery with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).