South Florida Hospital News
Saturday October 31, 2020

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October 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 4

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center Awarded $6 Million Grant to Support Its Comprehensive Family Aids Program

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) has been awarded a $6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its Comprehensive Family AIDS Program (CFAP). The program cares for 2,254 women, children and infants infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Broward County. CDTC, affiliated with Broward Health, serves children and families with special healthcare needs.

CFAP serves as the lead program for Broward County, funded by Part D of the Ryan White Care Act. The HRSA grant funds CDTC’s CFAP with $2 million per year for three years. Funding supports CDTC’s patient-centered medical home model of care. Clients in CFAP have access to a full array of onsite health care services, including primary and HIV specialty care, phlebotomy, gynecological screenings, nutrition and adherence education, and counseling. All clients in CFAP also have a medical case manager to provide education, support and linkage. Additionally, rapid confidential testing with immediate counseling, medical care and treatment is provided to those testing positive.
After almost 30 years of service to the community, CFAP has successfully served multiple generations of many families. Advances in treatment protocols coupled with the program’s easy access to care and social services have proven successful in helping clients live undetectable, thereby eliminating the chance of transmission and allowing HIV+ women and children to live healthier and more active lives. 
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