By Liisa M. Randall, Consultant and Amy Killelea, Senior Manager, Health Care Access, NASTAD
With federal and state funding for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis services increasingly constrained, it is essential that health departments explore alternative sources of support to ensure the sustainability of vital services. Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new opportunities for health departments and implementing partners to leverage resources made available through third-party reimbursement. Please visit NASTAD’s health reform website for resources on what the ACA means for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs and services, and how health departments are preparing for reform. Continue reading
By Amy Killelea, Senior Manager, Health Care Access, NASTAD
On April 9th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for eligible entities to serve as Patient Navigators in federally facilitated and partnership exchanges/marketplaces (state-run exchanges/marketplaces will be administering their own Patient Navigator programs). To access the funding opportunity announcement, visit: http://www.grants.gov, and search for CFDA #93.750. See the Kaiser Family Foundation map to the right to see which type of exchange/marketplace your state will have.
By Isaiah Webster III, Manager, Prevention
Today’s youth are the first generation to have never known life without HIV/AIDS. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people ages 13-29 accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections as of 2009. More than 34,000 young people are living with HIV, and health departments remain committed to linking these individuals to care. Continue reading
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
Washington, 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.
By Britten Pund, Senior Manager, Health Care Access, NASTAD
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 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