Importance of Sustainability Planning
Adequate and reliable funding is critical for preventing and treating HIV/AIDS in rural communities. Many rural
HIV/AIDS programs receive federal funding from the Ryan White
HIV/AIDS Program. Rural programs describe the Ryan White program as essential to the long-term
sustainability of the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in their communities.
Important sustainability considerations include:
Identifying funding opportunities from federal, state, and private organizations
Collaborating with local organizations, such as community-based organizations that know the population
served, to provide screening services and help to connect people to social and support services
Collaborating with local providers who may offer volunteer or reduced rates
Providing transportation services to increase access to or retention in care
Integrating key services into existing community organizations
The Rural Health Information Hub hosts a collection of resources from the Georgia
Health Policy Center to help rural organizations plan for sustainability.
Resources to Learn More
AIDS United Sector
Outlines the services offered by the AIDS United organization supporting AIDS services organizations and
community-based organizations. Includes a series of briefs specifically focused on mergers of AIDS Service
Organization(s): AIDS United
National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
Provides webinars, fact sheets, and briefings related to building organizational sustainability for HIV/AIDS
programs. Includes specialized technical assistance for Ryan White grantees.
Organization(s): TargetHIV, HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program