Executive Committee Members
President: Shannon Burger – Cempa Community Care, Chattanooga, TN
Vice President: Rob Renzi – Big Bend Cares, Tallahassee, FL
Treasurer: Mark Malahosky – Trillium Health, Rochester, NY
Secretary: Michael Lee – Evergreen Health Services, Buffalo, NY
Officer-at-Large: Max Wilson – CAN Community Health, Sarasota, FL
Officer-at-Large: John Hassell – AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Officer-at-Large: Tony Mills – Men’s Health Foundation, West Hollywood, CA
Officer-at-Large: Sean DeYoung – Allies for Health + Wellbeing, Pittsburgh, PA
Officer-at-Large: Megan Lengerman – Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Who Are We?
Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access (RWC-340B) is a national organization of HIV/AIDS medical providers receiving support under the Ryan White CARE Act. The CARE Act provides funding for services primarily to poor and/or uninsured people with HIV/AIDS. Ryan White providers are eligible to participate in the federal 340B Drug Discount Program, which enables them to expand and support care. In order to preserve access to this critically important program, members of RWC-340B have pledged to work together to advocate for the interests of fellow 340B Ryan White providers.
What is 340B?
The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program that enables covered entities, such as Ryan White Clinics, to access discounted prices on outpatient drugs. This program has a significant positive impact on the patients served by Ryan White Clinics and their communities.
One of the main benefits of the 340B program for Ryan White Clinics is the ability to stretch limited resources further. By accessing discounted drug prices, Ryan White Clinics can provide more comprehensive services to patients, including those who are uninsured or underinsured. This can include expanded access to life-saving medications, as well as other important health services such as case management, counseling, and testing.
The 340B program also allows Ryan White Clinics to improve patient care by providing access to new and innovative treatments. Many Ryan White Clinics are on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the 340B program helps ensure that these clinics have the resources they need to provide the latest treatments and therapies to their patients. This can help improve outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, and ultimately save lives.
In addition to the benefits for patients, the 340B program also has a positive impact on the communities served by Ryan White Clinics. By providing more comprehensive services, Ryan White Clinics can help reduce healthcare costs for the community as a whole. This can lead to healthier communities and a more robust healthcare system overall.
The 340B program is a vital resource for Ryan White Clinics and the patients they serve. It helps ensure that these clinics have the resources they need to provide the best possible care to those who need it most. We hope this page has provided a better understanding of the positive impact of the 340B program on patients of Ryan White Clinics and their communities.