Covid 19: Admin Scope: Ryan White Title IV (D) CARES Act Supplemental Funding Women, Infants, Children, Youth and Affected Family Members 2020-2021

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Project Title: Ryan White Part D CARES Act Funding Organization Name: University of Kentucky Research Foundation – Bluegrass Care Clinic; Organization Address: 109 Kinkead Hall Lexington, KY 40506-0057 Project Director: Alice C Thornton, MD Contact Numbers: 859-323-4792 (W); 859-257-3477 (F) E-mail: Funding Requested: $29,599 Project Abstract The Bluegrass Care Clinic at the University of Kentucky proposes to utilize $29,599 of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Funding to prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed services are described below under the heading in which the services are categorized. Prevent – To promote individual and community-wide prevention practices, the Bluegrass Care clinic proposes to utilize funds to provide outreach and patient education materials to RWHAP WICY patients. Patient education material funds will be used to disseminate educational materials on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission, information about what to do if you become ill and how to care for household members who are sick with COVID-19. Additional materials will be distributed to pregnant women about minimizing potential COVID-19 exposures during pregnancy. Funds will be allocated to medication assistance to administer COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines when available for people living with HIV. Prepare – To prepare for impacts of COVID-19 and the transition to telemedicine, the Bluegrass Care Clinic has partnered with several labs throughout Central Kentucky to provide laboratory services to patients at locations closer to their homes. The Bluegrass Care Clinic proposes to utilize CARES funding to cover costs associated with venipuncture and testing at offsite labs. Respond – To limit the spread of COVID-19 among RWHAP WICY patients, funds will be used for medical/surgical and specialty referrals to link patients with HIV with COVID-19 to specialty care providers for management of symptoms and complications associated with COVID-19. The Bluegrass Care Clinic will enhance medical assessments via telehealth for WICY through the provision of pulse oximeters, thermometers and blood pressure cuffs. CARES funds will be allocated to Emergency Financial Assistance needs in regards to housing/utilities to support increased demands for housing assistance and to support WICY patients diagnosed with COVID-19 that need to self-quarantine away from their families. Additionally, funds will be used to provide household cleaning supplies to clients to promote overall household hygiene. The Bluegrass Care Clinic plans to use CARES funds to provide food cards and/or boxes to WICY patients impacted by COVID-19. University of Kentucky Research Foundation on behalf of the Bluegrass Care Clinic - H1XHA37028 1
Effective start/end date4/1/206/30/21


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