$13.5 Million in Funding Announced to Develop Plans to End the HIV Epidemic

By Kyle Taylor October 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2019

CONTACT: Kyle Taylor
Associate Director, Communications, NASTAD
ktaylor@NASTAD.org | 202-897-0029

$13.5 Million in Funding Announced to Develop Plans to End the HIV Epidemic

Washington, DC – On October 2, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced PS19-1906 Strategic Partnerships and Planning to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States funding. The $13.5 million of funding will be used to develop state and local plans to end the HIV epidemic as part of the Administration’s initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. NASTAD was awarded $1.5 million for the National Capacity Building component of PS19-1906.
 
The funding will be used to support strategic communication and policy activities, partnerships, data analyses, and technical assistance. As part of this work, NASTAD will provide technical assistance in the development of local plans, and will establish, build, and maintain collaborative relationships with organizations to support the implementation of the local plans.

Thirty-two state and local CDC-funded health departments received $12 million to develop comprehensive and tailored plans to end the HIV epidemic. These health departments are inclusive of the 57 jurisdictions that were identified by the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America as priority areas. Award recipients can be found here.

“To end the HIV epidemic, plans must be tailored to fit the unique needs of specific populations,” said Natalie Cramer, Senior Director of Prevention/Care Program and Policy at NASTAD. “Innovative and effective strategies include meaningful participation from communities most impacted by the epidemic during the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases. NASTAD is eager to contribute to this process by fostering partnerships, analyzing policies, and providing technical assistance to health departments.” 

About NASTAD

Founded in 1992, NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world. Our singular mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions. We do this work by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.

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