Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Interviews HRSA’s Dr. Claude Earl Fox
The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report sat down last week with Dr. Claude Earl Fox, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to reflect on his work at HRSA during the Clinton administration and find out his future plans. HRSA directs national programs that help open access to health care for all Americans. The agency works to improve and extend life for people living with HIV/AIDS, provide primary health care to medically underserved people, serve women and children through federally funded state programs and train the health workforce to serve residents in underserved communities. Fox was appointed HRSA administrator in May 1998, but has served as acting administrator since March 1997. At HRSA, Fox was involved in the development of the Children's Health Insurance Program, the Presidential Initiative to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Health and the development of Healthy People 2010, and worked on the most recent reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act (HRSA release, 2000). Below are excerpts from the interview.