HHS Funding to Reduce ADAP Waiting Lists

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HHS Funding to Reduce ADAP Waiting Lists

Thursday, July 19, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released nearly $80 million in grants to increase access to HIV/AIDS care across the United States. The funding will ensure that low-income people living with HIV/AIDS continue to have access to life-saving health care and medications. Approximately $69 million will be sent to 25 States and Territories through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and based on estimates provided by the States, will eliminate any waiting lists. The remaining funding, more than $10 million, will be distributed to Ryan White community-based health clinics nationwide to expand access to 14,000 new patients for medical and support services. A portion of this funding was made available through the Affordable Care Act. After these awards are made, an additional $6 million in supplemental funding will be made available this year to States that demonstrate ongoing need. These funds will support States and communities in their ongoing efforts to pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, particularly efforts to increase access to HIV care and reduce HIV-related health disparities. View the HHS press release including a list of grantees.

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