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

Restoring Federal Emergency Relief Funding for HIV/AIDS Programs

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

Sign on LetterThe HIV/AIDS community is organizing a sign-on letter to the President urging him to immediately redirect $35 million to the state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and $10 million to Ryan White Part C programs in FY2013 in order to ensure continuation of care and treatment for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS.  This funding was not included in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government for the rest of FY2013. Continue reading

Call in Day to Support ADAP and Ryan White Part C Emergency Relief Funding

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

Call in Day to Support ADAP and Ryan White Part C Emergency Relief FundingACTION: Tell Senators Reid, Mikulski and Shelby to continue critical HIV funding in the FY 13 funding bill.

The $35 million for ADAP Emergency Relief Funding (ERF) awards and $10 million for Ryan White Part C, that President Obama announced on World AIDS Day 2011, is not currently included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) being considered by the Senate that will fund the government for the remainder of FY2013. This funding is currently awarded to 14 states and one territory (AL, AK, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MT, NE, NJ, SD, TN, WA, WI, VI). If this anomaly is not corrected, this funding will not be available for states and Part C clinics during FY2013. If funds aren’t restored, it could lead to an estimated 7,920 clients being removed from ADAP and many Part C funded HIV clinics reducing services and closing their doors to new patients. Continue reading

The Devastating Impact of Sequestration on ADAP in the South: Sequestration Would Leave Thousands of People without Access to Life-saving Medications

By Terrance Moore, Director of Policy and Health Equity, NASTAD

The Impact of Sequestration on ADAP in the SouthEditor’s Note: Since the publishing of the post below, sequestration has begun to take effect. While the cuts technically start March 1, the true effects of the cuts will not be felt until FY2013 funding is resolved. The federal government is currently funded under a continuing resolution until March 27. Sequestration’s effects will not be felt until final funding awards are made after March 27.

Today, we released a fact sheet on the devastating impact of sequestration on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Sequestration, the automatic across-the-board spending cuts, originally created in the Budget Control Act of 2011, is currently scheduled to take place tomorrow, March 1. Sequestration will result in up to 15,000 clients losing access to life-saving medications they receive via ADAP. Up to half of the people that will be disenrolled live in the South, which as of 2010 accounted for 45 percent of all new AIDS diagnoses in the U.S. Continue reading

NASTAD Releases 2013 National AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Monitoring Project Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2013
Contact:
Meico Whitlock, 202-434-8094, www.NASTAD.org

ADAP Continues to Grow and Meet Unprecedented Need in a Tough Economic Climate

Download the 2013 National AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Monitoring Project Report (Module 1) (PDF)

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

2013 NASTAD NAMP Report Module 1Washington, DC – Today, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released the first 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. Continue reading