Help NASTAD Engage the New Congress and Protect Funding for HIV and Hepatitis Treatment and Prevention

By Terrance Moore December 13, 2018

NASTAD’s Policy and Legislative Affairs (PLA) team leads implementation of key priorities on federal appropriations and legislation related to HIV and hepatitis prevention, care and treatment issues. These priorities include communication and education activities with Congress (including key appropriators and authorizing committee staff), the White House, and key agencies on national public health policy. NASTAD’s PLA team is steadfast and committed to engaging Congress in order to work towards a world free of HIV and viral hepatitis. Donations from NASTAD’s stakeholders and the public can greatly assist the PLA team in its efforts.  

In 2018, NASTAD’s PLA team was very active on Capitol Hill. NASTAD members and staff completed nearly 200 Capitol Hill visits, in which they provided educational resources to Members of Congress and their staff, and advocated for efficient funding for HIV and viral hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment programs and resources. NASTAD also took a lead role within our coalitions and partnerships to ensure funding to end the opioid crisis and stave off efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. With your generous support, we hope to be even more successful in 2019. Your donations can help NASTAD fund more visits to the Hill, create more educational resources to share with congressional offices and our partnering organizations, and sponsor more governmental public health experts from across the country to visit with and speak to about issues in their jurisdictions.  

2019 will be an important year as NASTAD looks to engage the new Congress to promote sounds, evidence-based policies that will end the HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics. NASTAD needs your help to continue to work consistently and effectively with Congress. To receive updates on NASTAD’s policy work, sign-up for our policy newsletter. To donate to NASTAD, click here

Collage of 2018 NASTAD Capitol Hill visits