Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #655FY0001













Wil Trower


North Broward Hospital District (NBHD)











Project Title:


Date Submitted:

2/15/01 11:01:57 AM












M. Mandy Dawson














Statewide Interest:

Improvement in the quality and accessibility of HIV/AIDS care and health outcomes for AIDS patients.













North Broward Hospital District


Charlotte Mather


303 SE 17th Street

Contact Phone:

(954) 355-5180



Fort Lauderdale 33316































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Project Description:








The funds will be used to provide additional staff and staff hours to serve HIV/AIDS patients, as well as to pay for counseling and education of patients, referral, follow-up, screening, nutritional assessment and case management, ambulatory care, including: medical exams, immune system evaluation, diagnosis, referral and treatment. Laboratory tests, primary and specialist medical care, radiology and pharmacy services, emergency and inpatient care are also included.  We anticipate that a minimum of 200 additional HIV patients each year will be served because of this initiative.  Public benefits include better health care outcomes including reduced mortality, decreased hospitalization and decreased visits to emergency departments.  Because people who receive combination highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are less likely to transmit HIV to their babies, spouses and sex partners; the project will help control the future HIV epidemic. This project?s goals are consistent with the department of Health?s mission & goals, and will help achieve the department?s performance outcomes as specified in Agency Strategic Plans or Performance-Based Program Budgeting.


Treatment provided by the project helps to improve the health of the population, reducing further HIV transmission. Some of the major responsibilities/priority issues outlined by the Department of Health are to: ?prevent and treat infectious diseases of public health significance? and to ?facilitate the placement of health care providers in medically underserved areas? These major responsibilities are all fulfilled in this project request.  In addition, the Department of Health has made it a priority to respond to disparities in racial and  ethnic outcomes.  HIV/AIDS is listed as one of the outcomes that it mentions in its 2000-2001Health Initiatives statement.













Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Improvement in the health outcomes for AIDS patients in Broward County as well as a decrease in hospital admissions and re-admissions for AIDS patients and a decrease in the cost per case.  Better access to primary and specialty care.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?





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Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



Will this be an annual request?
















Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






NBHD patient data, Broward County data, DOH , HIV/AIDS surveillance report.











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Broward County Legislative Delegation


Meeting Date: