Action Alert: Urge Congress to Fully Fund Domestic HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Programs

By Emily McCloskey, Manager, Policy and Legislative Affairs, NASTAD

Action: Contact your Senators to ask them to fully fund domestic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs

NHTD 2013 Call In DayThe Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to vote on the bill that funds domestic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs the week of July 7. The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the larger HIV community are leading a call in day on June 27 to ask the Senate to help prevent further cuts and to fully fund domestic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis prevention, care, treatment, and research programs. Calls on this issue to individual offices can make a difference. Please send the action alert to your networks and communities. If possible, NASTAD also asks you to reach out to your Senators on June 27, National HIV Testing Day (NTHD), and let them know the importance of HIV and viral hepatitis programs. Continue reading

What It Means To Be an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Coordinator

By Chis Hanson, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health

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Chris Hanson, ADAP Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health

Chris Hanson, ADAP Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health

In collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and as a component of our HRSA Cooperative Agreement, NASTAD is releasing a set of videos related to AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) efficiency and program management. These videos are a companion to the ADAP Technical Assistance (TA) brief series released in winter 2012. Throughout the course of the past year, NASTAD compiled lessons learned from ADAP coordinators on a variety of topics including the use of data, implementation of cost-containment measures, challenges and successes in managing an ADAP, and advice for working within the program. The videos being released today address challenges and successes in management and ADAP and include advice from seasoned ADAP coordinators for working within the program.  Continue reading

Increasing Funding to End the HIV and Viral Hepatitis Epidemics

By Oscar Mairena and Emily McCloskey, Managers of Policy & Legislative Affairs

­­­­­President's FY2014 BudgetAs we begin to see the effects of the sequester on public health programs nationwide, it becomes increasingly clear that we must increase funding for HIV and viral hepatitis programs in FY2014 and onward in order to truly end these epidemics and improve the nation’s health. In light of this need, NASTAD has released fact sheets with recommendations for FY2014 health department HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis program funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Continue reading

NASTAD Releases Module Two of the 2013 National AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Monitoring Project Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2013
Contact:
Meico Whitlock, 202-434-8094, www.NASTAD.org

ADAP Enrolling and Serving More Clients than Ever Before; Future Funding Uncertain

Download the 2013 National AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Monitoring Project Annual Report (Module 2) (PDF)

Please contact Meico Whitlock (202-434-8094) for an interview about the report.

2013 NASTAD NAMP ReportWashington, DC – Today, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released the second and final module of its 2013 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report. The National ADAP Monitoring Project is NASTAD’s long-standing effort to document new developments and challenges facing AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), assessing key trends over time and providing the latest available data on the status of ADAPs. For the last 18 years, NASTAD has provided comprehensive analysis about ADAPs through The Report.

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Lessons Learned in AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Efficiency and Program Management

By Britten Pund, Senior Manager, Health Care Access, NASTAD

ADAP Technical Assistance BriefsIn collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and as a component of our HRSA Cooperative Agreement, NASTAD is releasing a set of videos related to AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) efficiency and program management. These videos are a companion to the ADAP Technical Assistance (TA) brief series released in winter 2012. Throughout the course of the past year, NASTAD compiled lessons learned from ADAP coordinators on a variety of topics including the use of data, implementation of cost-containment measures, challenges and successes in managing an ADAP, and advice for working within the program. The videos being released today address how to use data in ADAP to better serve clients and lessons ADAPs have learned in the process of implementing cost-containment measures in their state. Continue reading