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KY: HIV/AIDS

Module 12

Kentucky Resources

Kentucky’s Ryan White and State-Funded Services Programs

The overall intent of the services programs is to provide clients with a continuum of care, utilizing existing community-based services to the greatest extent possible. This information is provided by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and is current as of August 2012.

Kentucky HIV Direct Services

To enhance access to, and retention in, primary healthcare and support services for qualifying Kentuckians (clients) living with HIV disease, it is necessary to:

  1. Promote client self-sufficiency (to the extent possible) through good care plan monitoring and holistic support
  2. Prevent duplication of health and support services among providers
  3. Provide education about HIV disease transmission and health choices
  4. Provide ongoing HIV disease education to the general and healthcare communities
  5. Promote efficient and effective use of resources
Community-Based HIV Services

Kentucky Care Coordination Program (KHCCP): A network of regional sites by which clients may access quality primary healthcare and other support services in or near the communities in which they live. To access direct services in Kentucky, an individual must enroll in the KHCCP.

Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP): Provides clients with HIV/AIDS-related medications.

Kentucky Health Insurance Continuation Program (KHICP): Assists clients with maintaining pre-existing private health insurance.

Funding

Kentucky receives federal funding through the Ryan HIV/AIDS Treatment and Modernization Act of 2006, and also non-federal funds through the State of Kentucky.

Eligibility Criteria (Proof Required)
  • Household income must be 300% or less of the current federal poverty level
  • Total cash assets must be less than $10,000
  • Must be a resident of Kentucky
  • Must be HIV-positive
  • Cannot be eligible for similar assistance from another payer source

 

For more information contact the nearest Care Coordinator, or the Care Coordinator Program Administrator, 502 564 6539, or 800 420 7431.

Kentucky HIV Care Coordinator Regions

map: Barren River Region

Barren River Region

Matthew 25
452 Old Corydon Road
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-0200
(877) 428-1231
fax: (270) 826-0212

Counties Covered
Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Larue, Logan, McLean, Marion, Meade, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Ohio Simpson, Union, Warren, Washington, Webster

map: Cumberland Valley Region

Cumberland Valley Region

Cumberland Valley Dist HD
PO Box 158
Manchester Square Shopping Ctr
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 599-0112
(888) 425-7282*
fax: (606) 864-3732

* for client use only
Some Cumberland Valley clients are covered by Lexington Region.

Counties Covered
Adair, Bell, Breathitt, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Floyd, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe

map: Lexington Region

Lexington Region

Bluegrass Care Clinic, UK
740 S. Limestone, 5D Room L528
UK Medical Center
Lexington, KY 40536
(859) 323-5544
fax: (859) 323-1694

Counties Covered
Anderson, Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Garrard, Greenup, Harrison, Jessamine, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, Woodford

map: Louisville Region

Louisville Region

Volunteers of America
1436 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 635-4511
fax: (502) 636-0597

Counties Covered
Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble

map: Northern Region

Northern Kentucky Region

No. KY Dist Health Dept
2388 Grandview Drive
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 341-4264
fax: (859) 578-3689

Counties Covered
Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton

map: Purchase Region

Purchase Region

Heartland Cares, Inc.
619 N. 30th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 444-8183
(877) 444-8183
fax: (270) 444-8147

Counties Covered
Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Department for Public Health, HIV/AIDS Branch
275 E. Main St., HS2E-C, Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502 564 6539 or 800 420 7431
Fax: 502 564 9865
Case reporting only: 866 510 0008
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/epi/hivaids/

Community-Based Organizations Providing HIV Prevention Services

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Agencies funded in part with CDC Cooperative Agreement funds are indicated with the Kentucky AIDS logo.

AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana (AIM) provides support services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families in the Louisville area. Phone: 502 574 6085; http://www.aimkyonline.org/.

AIDS Services Center Coalition (ASCC) is a coalition of agencies whose goals are to direct the public to appropriate AIDS service agencies, to distribute literature, and to provide an HIV/AIDS resource directory. The agency has an extensive volunteer network. Phone: 502 574 5490; www.asccinc.org.

AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (AVOC) located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a community-based organization that provides a wide variety of services to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and to the broader community, especially high-risk populations where HIV exposure is more likely. Although AVOC primarily serves Cincinnati and southwest Ohio, they offer many of their services to individuals and groups in Northern Kentucky. These services include community outreach, prevention and education presentations, street outreach to women in underserved communities, testing and counseling services, an informational and referral hotline and a speaker’s bureau. Phone: 513 421 AIDS (2437); www.avoc.org

AIDS Volunteers of Northern Kentucky (AVNK), located in Florence, KY, was founded in 1990. AVNK seeks to understand and address the emotional, educational, social, spiritual and physical needs of the people in Northern Kentucky and surrounding communities who are living with HIV/AIDS, and the needs of their families, partners, friends, and caregivers. AVNK strives to inform the general community about HIV/AIDS-related issues for purposes of education, mobilization, prevention, and advocacy. AVNK provides a number of services including three support groups, a monthly dinner/social, healing weekends, respite care, emergency financial assistance, memorial services, outreach to minority communities, and World AIDS Day services. Phone: 859 512 7925; email mconnley@insightbb.com.

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AIDS Volunteers, Inc. (AVOL), located in Lexington, is a community-based organization that provides HIV and AIDS education, prevention initiatives, service programs, and financial assistance to persons infected and affected by HIV disease in all of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Some of the services provided by AVOL include: speakers’ bureau, support groups, financial assistance, case management, transitional housing for those who are homeless and HIV+, a community residence for those in the end stages of AIDS, community outreach, condom distribution, educational programs and materials, and prevention activities. Funding for AVOL comes from community donations, fundraisers, and grants from private foundations, as well as local, state, and federal sources including HUD (HOPWA) and the United Way. Approximately 75 to 100 volunteers are consistently involved throughout the year for day-to-day operations, programs and services, volunteer caregivers, and fundraising events. Program referrals and linkages are through the health departments, other volunteer organizations, and HIV Care Coordinators. Phone: 859 225 3000; Fax 859 225 9244; http://sites.google.com/site/avolky/.

American Red Cross (ARC) is located in nearly every county in Kentucky. The number of ARC employees range from one or two in the smaller communities to more than 300 in the Louisville chapter. Budgets are also diverse, with smaller chapters having budgets of a few thousand dollars to in excess of a hundred thousand dollars in Lexington and Louisville. There is disparity in the provision of HIV/AIDS services among counties: smaller rural counties believing that there is “no problem” in their community (thus no reason for services); larger urban chapters offering a full range of services. HIV/AIDS services include the distribution of brochures, AIDS 101 training, peer training for adolescents, African American AIDS 101 training, Hispanic AIDS 101 training, rural and church leader AIDS 101 training, prison personnel training, and a program specifically entitled “AIDS in the Workplace” that is designated for businesses and industries. Phone: 502 589 4450; http://www.louisville-redcross.org.

Bluegrass Care Clinic (BCC), located in Lexington, is a Ryan White CARE Act Part C grantee. The BCC provides both clinical and support services for HIV/AIDS patients and their affected families in 63 counties through Central and Eastern Kentucky. The BCC staff are trained to provide harm reduction information and counseling regarding drug use, sexual activity, and other high-risk activities for HIV transmission and infection. In addition, the BCC also provides pre/post-test counseling and testing. Phone: 859 323 5544; Fax: 859 257 2040; www.mc.uky.edu/bluegrasscareclinic.

Bluegrass Community Health Center (BCHC) (formerly Bluegrass Farmworker Health Center) is a nonprofit federally qualified health center with two Lexington clinic sites. The health center provides patient-centered preventive and primary healthcare, including HIV testing, for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. BCHC provides services to the uninsured and accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and many private insurances. Most of BCHC patients are charged on a sliding scale based on family size and income (federal poverty guidelines). BCHC was originally established in 2001 with a federal 330 health center grant to serve local farm workers. In 2007 additional grant funding awards allowed an expansion to serve the greater community, including uninsured patients and people experiencing homelessness. BCHC’s dedication to serving a diverse population encouraged the employment of many bilingual employees to supplement telephone interpreting services. Phone: 859 259 2635; Fax: 859 254 7874. BCHC sites: 1306 Versailles Rd. Lexington KY 40504; and 151 N. Eagle Creek, Lexington KY 40509; http://www.bfhc.eku.edu/.

Episcopal Diocese AIDS Ministry, located in Lexington, provides care and support through biannual social dinners. All meals and additional limited supportive services are provided free of charge. The Episcopal Diocese AIDS Ministry can also serve as a referral source/linkage for other ASOs in the region. Contact Lisa: lisainky@adelphia.net.

Harlan Countians for a Health Community located in Baxter, is a coalition of healthcare providers, consumers, and other interested agencies whose purpose is to improve healthcare in Harlan County. Phone: 606 573 6115.

Hazard Perry County Community Ministries is located in Hazard. The purpose is to meet community needs through supportive services (outreach and case management), crisis aid, homeless shelter, transitional housing and childcare. Phone: 606 436 0051; http://www.hpccm.org/.

Heartland CARES, Inc., located in Paducah, is a nonprofit organization serving people with HIV and AIDS in the Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois regions. The mission is to provide various components of care needed for persons living with HIV and AIDS regardless of ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or ability to pay, and to provide education and prevention to the general public to help stop the spread of HIV and STDs. Medical services are primarily supported through Ryan White Part C funding. The clinic also has numerous supporting services, which include Ryan White Title II Care Coordinator Program, HOPWA Grant Emergency Assistance, Supportive Housing Grant Assistance, SAMHSA-CSAT Grant, HOPWA SPNS, and HOME Grant. Heartland CARES houses the Western Kentucky Prevention Team that is responsible for HIV/AIDS prevention in 42 counties. Phone: 270 444 8183; http://hcares-org.

House of Ruth provides social, emotional, and financial support to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Louisville/Jefferson County area. Phone: 502 587 5080; http://www.houseofruth.net/

I.N.D.Y. (I’m Not Dead Yet) Project founded in 1994, serves Northern Kentucky. INDY is an organization dedicated to the enhancement of life for individuals affected by HIV and AIDS by providing social outlets in a variety of environments and frameworks with one basic goal in mind: Having fun! Members and sponsors attend and host picnics, movie nights, dinners, camping trips, art events, and parties. The group is dedicated to the proposition that through the joy of celebrating life there is hope and healing, and celebration is best engaged through groups of likeminded individuals. Phone: 859 512 7925; email mconnley@insightbb.com.

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Matthew 25 AIDS Services, Inc.., located in Henderson, is a Ryan White CARE Act Parts B and C and CDC Prevention PA04064 Grantee. They are a provider of primary healthcare to PWHIV and LWA, in Daviess, Henderson, Union, and Webster counties. Services include medical case management and referral, a buddy program, literature, spiritual support and referral, financial assistance and referral, a speakers bureau, support groups (positive, family and friends), transportation and prevention education for the community, and medical professionals. Matthew 25 also distributes HOPWA funds and does counseling and testing for HIV (blood and oral testing). Phone: 270 826 0200; www.matthew25clinic.org.

Moveable Feast (MFL) is a nutritional support program, serving people living with HIV disease and their dependent children living in the Lexington/Fayette County area. Clients receive social support and a hot, freshly cooked dinner five days a week. MFL can also serve as a referral source to other ASOs in the region. All services are completely free of charge. Phone: 859 252 2867; www.feastlex.org.

North Central AHEC/HETC. The mission of the North Central AHEC is to promote healthy communities through innovative partnerships. This is accomplished by providing educational support services to health professions students and healthcare providers, community health education, and programs to encourage health professions as a career choice.

In order to address HIV prevention in Kentucky’s growing Hispanic community, the Kentucky DPH has identified agencies providing other services to our Hispanic population and provided capacity building assistance to help these agencies provide HIV prevention activities including HIV antibody testing.

North Central AHEC/HETC collaborates with Area Health Education Centers across the state who recruit individuals from Hispanic communities, provide training, and utilize them to conduct HIV prevention activities in their communities. AHECs in Lexington (covering 5 counties) and Covington (covering 4 counties) currently conduct outreach in Hispanic communities, provide HIV testing, and conduct two community level intervention (Juntos and Promotores de Salud). A third AHEC in Louisville conducts similar activities with African American communities. North Central AHEC/HETC also collaborates with the Bluegrass Community Health Center (formerly Bluegrass Farmworker Health Center) to provide additional outreach as well as testing to migrant farm workers.

The Lexington and Covington AHECs as well as the Bluegrass Community Health Center have been extremely helpful in providing interpreters and assisting Hispanic clients to receive services from other service providers who lack Spanish-speaking employees. http://www.nckyahec.org/.

Owensboro Area HIV/AIDS Task Force, Inc. is a nonprofit CBO funded by donations. This agency serves its clients with emergency financial assistance and transitional housing, and acts as an advocate with property owners, utility companies, Social Security, HOPWA, and other community service agencies. Volunteers also provide community outreach services with HIV prevention and risk reduction programs to targeted populations and various communities, medical professionals, and local organizations. Members of the Task Force are state-certified pre and post-test counselors as well as certified to administer OraSure for HIV testing. Members are also certified to inspect potential housing for clients wishing to obtain HOPWA funding. The Task Force is a certified partner of the Balm in Gilead. A support group for PWHIV is in place. They act as a referral source to all the available assistance programs for clients. The Task Force has some HIV-positive members who have made presentations at several high schools, a program describing the emotional, physical, and financial stresses of being HIV-positive. Phone: 270 683 6018; www.owensboro-aids.org.

Sisters and Brothers Surviving AIDS (SABSA) is a support group located in Louisville for all HIV-positive people and their friends and families. SABSA provides education and emotional support specific to the needs of those living with HIV and more specifically to the needs of the African American community. However, everyone is welcome regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, religion or ethnic background. Phone: 502 231 3871; http://www.sabsaonline.com/home.htm.

The Salvation Army of Central Kentucky, located in Lexington, operates a free medical clinic. The medical clinic, staffed by the University Kentucky’s College of Medicine, provides exams and physical therapy, and HIV pre/post-test counseling and testing. Phone: 859 252 7706; http://www.salvationarmylex.org/.

University of Cincinnati Hospital, Holmes Clinic, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the Infectious Disease Center for the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Holmes Clinic provides medical services to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and is funded primarily through Ryan White Part C funds. Holmes Clinic provides these services to individuals from several states, and a significant percentage of individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and living in Northern Kentucky use Holmes Clinic for their infectious disease care. In addition, Holmes Clinic conducts partner testing for patients of the clinic. Phone: 513 584 6977.

The University of Cincinnati Emergency Room also has a grant to conduct HIV testing and counseling services with patients who are seen through the Emergency Room. This program targets high-risk individuals who receive their primary medical care through the Emergency Room. If an individual is diagnosed, a referral is made to Holmes Clinic. Phone: 513 584 5700.

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Volunteers of America, Inc. (VOA) in Louisville, provides HIV prevention education, focus groups, and risk reduction workshops to drug users, men, women, and youth at risk. The prevention services offered include pre-test and post-test counseling, factual information about reducing HIV risk factors associated with drug use and sexual behavior, alcoholism and drug abuse assessments, and referrals to HIV-related and nonrelated resources as needed or by request. VOA also provides an AIDS Housing Integration Project, which offers technical assistance to shelters, housing providers, and housing developers to help establish and implement new housing programs for homeless and low-income persons with HIV/AIDS. VOA also provides case management services to people living with HIV. This includes intake and assessment, goal setting, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, referral to community services, emergency financial assistance, linkage to rental and utility assistance, entry into support groups, and mental health and substance abuse counseling. Phone: 502 635 4511; http://www.voa.org/.

Westlake Primary Care, located in Columbia, KY, provides information and educational AIDS material, prevention kits with condoms, confidential testing, and pre and post-test counseling. Phone: 270 384 4764.

WINGS Clinic, located in Louisville, is a Ryan White CARE Act Part C grantee. WINGS provides both clinical and support services for HIV/AIDS patients and their affected families. This clinic project provides primary and infectious disease care, adult and pediatric nutrition services, adult support groups, social services, legal services, family and mental health counseling, as well as liaisons to community services. Phone: 502 852 5203; http://www.thewingsclinic.com/.

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