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ACTION ALERT: Support Florida's AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Dear Florida HIV/AIDS Advocate, 

The heat is on, so we need your help to push this over the top. Please write your Florida House Representative Today!

Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program, also known as ADAP, has been strained beyond its capacity since 2010. 

As of February 23, 2012, there are 1,085 Floridians on the ADAP waiting list.for HIV medications.  The Florida Senate’s budget proposes an increase for Florida’s ADAP program, but currently there are no recommendations for similar increases from the Florida House of Representatives. 

Please take time to respond to this Action Alert by contacting your member of the Florida House of Representatives.  Our goal is to gain support among House members to join the Florida Senate and work together to eliminate the waiting list for Florida ADAP.

Thank you for taking action today: Click here to TAKE ACTION!

Sincerely,

Jesse Fry and Joey Wynn, Co-Chairmen
Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Network (FHAAN)

Contact Your Elected Officials

Members of the U.S. Congress and your state legislators need to hear about issues that matter to you.  Help create social change by contacting your elected officials about public health programs and policy initiatives.

Including:

  • State, Federal and Global Policy that is compassionate and based on sound scientific evidence
  • Funding for prevention, care, treatment, biomedical research, housing, and social services
  • Education programs that positively impact HIV prevention and the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) providing a voice for and educating CBA consumers on relevant issues impacting the quality of capacity building assistance for HIV prevention

You can…

  • Call
  • Write a letter or personalized e-mail
  • Join your elected official’s newsletter list
  • Schedule a meeting or just stop in!

LINKS WILL BE PROVIDED HERE WHEN ACTION IS NEEDED:

February, 2012: Ask your Florida House of Representative Support HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Funding:

Click here to TAKE ACTION!

 

Another Great Web Resource:  http://www.votesmart.org/

 

The AIDS Institute is here to assist you in these efforts. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

National Policy Office
2000 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-835-8373 / 202-835-8368 Fax

Program and Administrative Office
17 Davis Boulevard, Suite 403
Tampa, FL 33606
813-258-5929 / 813-258-5939 Fax

The AIDS Institute (TAI) is engaged in leadership roles in government affairs and advocacy at various levels. Advocacy is conducted to raise awareness about, remove barriers hindering, and increase capacity for, prevention and treatment in our resource-challenged world, nation, states and local communities.

Through the agency’s Washington, DC and Tampa, Florida offices, The AIDS Institute provides a key leadership role in federal and state HIV/AIDS and related healthcare advocacy. Included in this mix is advocating for science-based, compassionate policies and increased funding for prevention, care and treatment, biomedical research, housing, social services, Medicaid and Medicare. At the regional level, the agency provides advocacy training and technical assistance to distressed epidemic regions in the United States.

Founded in Florida, The AIDS Institute retains a program named the Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Network (FHAAN). This program involves advocating for sound public policy and funding at the state level.

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