Health Care Access

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The Health Care Access team supports health department HIV and viral hepatitis care and treatment programs to implement integrated and comprehensive services aimed at providing high quality care to the greatest number of individuals living with HIV and viral hepatitis.  NASTAD’s health care access work incorporates policy and programmatic technical assistance in several key areas:

  • NASTAD is a leading expert in Ryan White Program legislation and program implementation with a special emphasis on ensuring access to high-quality and comprehensive care and treatment services across the nation. 
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP): Ryan White Part B programs and ADAPs provide lifesaving access to almost one-quarter of individuals diagnosed with HIV in the U.S.  NASTAD utilizes staff expertise and peer mentors to assist states in operating integrated and quality ADAPs across the country.

Ensuring integration of long-standing public health HIV and viral hepatitis programs across the continuum of care with public and private health coverage options.