Skip Navigation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
OMH Logo US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health The Office of Minority Health 1-800-444-6472
OMH Home | En Español
About OMH
Disparities Efforts
Our Services
Offices of Minority Health
Campaigns/Initiatives
Press Releases
Calendar
Employment
Publications
Federal Clearinghouses
Research
Performance/Evaluation
Search Library Catalog
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Home

We're in!

We support health equity for all Americans.

National Partnership for Action logo

Office of Minority Health on Twitter

FYI ... Money & MoreFYI ...
Money & More

Join Our Mailing ListKeep Informed!
Join Our Mailing List

Image of a person asking a questionNeed Help?
Contact Us

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days


Email Updates E-mail subscriptions envelope OMH Content

2009 HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for Re-entering Ex-offenders Initiative (HIRE)
FY 2009 Grantees

Nearly $2 million was awarded to eight organizations to support a new program, HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for Re-entering Ex-Offenders (HIRE), by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"These grant awards will demonstrate ways of improving discharge planning to link HIV-infected ex-offenders to a continuum of care and help them make a more successful transition back into the community," said Dr. Garth Graham, deputy assistant secretary for minority health. "We must all work together to close the health gap among minorities and transform our communities into safer and healthier places for all people."

Reentry for former inmates is a complex process. The stigma and physical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS creates barriers to employment, housing and reunification with family and friends. The need for assistance with health care is integral to an ex-offender’s ability to remain healthy and productive.

The HIRE program is designed to bring together multiple stakeholders within the public health system to work together to implement a model transition process by establishing a connection between the re-entry population and community-based, minority-serving organizations that will provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS-related services and transition assistance.

The grants also support the National Partnership for Action, which was organized by OMH to engage federal agencies, private organizations and community leaders to create a nation free of health disparities with quality health outcomes for all. The theme of the NPA is “Together we can. Together we will."

To find out more about these grants, please go to the Office of Minority Health web page at: minorityhealth.hhs.gov or call the OMH Resource Center at 1-800-444-6472.

2009 HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for Re-entering Ex-offenders Initiative (HIRE)
StateGrantee
Florida

Healing Balm of Northeast Florida
Fernandina Beach, FL
$250,000

Metropolitan Charities, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
$250,000

New York

FACES NY, Inc.
New York, NY
$250,000

Housing Works, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
$230,473

Long Island Assoc. for AIDS Care, Inc.
Hauppauge, NY
$250,000

The Osborne Association
Bronx, NY
$250,000

Texas

Alamo Area Resource Center
San Antonio, TX
$247,215

City of Dallas Environmental and Health Services
Dallas, TX
$247,311



Content Last Modified: 4/15/2011 10:27:00 AM
OMH Home  |  HHS Home  |  USA.gov  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  HHS FOIA  |  Accessibility  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Viewers & Players

Office of Minority Health
Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472 / Fax: 301-251-2160
Email: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov

Provide Feedback