WHO WE ARE
The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) represents the nation's chief state health agency staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis healthcare, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments. NASTAD is dedicated to reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis infections in the U.S. and its territories, providing comprehensive, compassionate, and high-quality care to all persons living with HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis, and ensuring responsible public policies. NASTAD provides national leadership to achieve these goals, and to educate about and advocate for the necessary federal funding to achieve them, as well as to promote communication between state and local health departments and HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis care and treatment programs. NASTAD supports and encourages the use of applied scientific knowledge and input from affected communities to guide the development of effective policies and programs.
AIDS directors in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands are represented by NASTAD, with an office in Washington, D.C. Programs administered by NASTAD members serve every population affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS and adult viral hepatitis. As such, NASTAD members offer considerable expertise in identifying community needs and responding to the challenges of the HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis epidemics nationwide and throughout the world.
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MISSION & VISION
NASTAD's mission is to strengthen state and territory-based leadership, expertise and advocacy and bring them to bear in reducing the incidence of HIV and viral hepatitis infections and on providing care and support to all who live with HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. NASTAD's vision is a world free of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.
To meet the goal of reducing HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis incidence, ensuring quality care and treatment and improving health outcomes, NASTAD's 2010-2013 Strategic Map outlines five organizational priorities: Advocacy, Capacity Building/Technical Assistance, Partnerships, Communication and Organizational Effectiveness. NASTAD accomplishes its mission and works towards its vision by focusing on these core priorities across several areas of work: Health Disparities, Social Determinants, Program Systems, Integration, Workforce and Leadership Development, New Technologies and Emerging Issues.