Ryan White & AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

overview

Ryan White programs serve over half of the individuals diagnosed with HIV in the U.S.  NASTAD has extensive expertise providing technical assistance to Ryan White Program Part B grantees regarding the implementation of critical access, treatment, and support services. NASTAD works extensively with health departments to establish comprehensive systems of care with the goal of improving health outcomes.

NASTAD is the leading expert on ADAPs which serve over 140,000 clients each year by purchasing medications and/or health insurance for clients. Approximately 80% of ADAP clients have achieved viral suppression in contrast to 41% of all people living with HIV (PLHIV). NASTAD provides ongoing and intensive technical assistance to AIDS Drug Assistance Programs to ensure the programs are best positioned to assist current and future clients achieve optimal health outcomes. NASTAD manages a cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide TA to ADAPs on a variety of critical management topics. Topics include 340B policy and best practice; drug pricing; financial forecasting and cost containment; interactions with other payers including private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare and program structure and administration.