Consortium Regional Lead Agency Services

To establish and operate an HIV Care Consortia within areas most affected by HIV and to provide a comprehensive continuum of care to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.


A person must be: medically diagnosed as HIV positive, a resident of one of the 24 counties served by the East Tennessee Ryan White Title II Consortium, and have a household income less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. Ryan White services are utilized as the “Payor of Last Resort”.

Top 3 Goals

  1. Improve the quality of health care for individuals and families with HIV and related diseases.
  2. Improve the availability and organization of healthcare and support services for HIV/AIDS affected individuals.
  3. Provide technical assistance and support to agencies funded by the local Consortium. These agencies provide direct services to HIV/AIDS clients.

Explanation of Services

ETHRA contracts on behalf of the East/Northeast Tennessee Ryan White Title II Consortium with local agencies for delivery of services needed for a continuum of care for HIV/AIDS infected and affected individuals. Contracted services include counseling, medication assistance, case management, health care services and a regional needs assessment.

Number of Persons Served

Approximately 1,000 persons.

Source of Funding

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS (CARE) Act. The program is administered by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Counties Served

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan Unicoi, Washington and Union.

For More Information Please Contact: Pat Ford at 865-691-2551, ext. 4233 or by E-mail at