Advocacy

Advocating for a Better Future for the LGBT Community and Those Living With HIV

Our Government Affairs team works to advance LGBT and social justice initiatives, such as reducing health care disparities, and advocates for optimal HIV/AIDS and health care policy, programs, funding, and legislation.

We work at all levels of government—local, county, state, and federal—meeting and speaking with elected officials, administrators, and other decision makers to ensure that people living with and at risk of acquiring HIV have access to the best possible information, prevention education, care, treatment and medications.

Government Affairs operates unilaterally and within a broad range of coalitions—from the California Alliance of HIV Advocates to AIDS United in Washington, D.C., and with organizations addressing health care more broadly, such as the California Primary Care Association and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County.  We support initiatives such as the Ryan White Program, prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Housing Opportunities for People Living With AIDS, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Medicaid, Medicare, and health care reform.

We also advocate for strengthening and expanding the nation’s network of federally qualified health centers, such as our Gleicher/Chen Health Center and Long Beach Health Center, which provide primary health care, behavioral health, dental care, and prevention and education services to low-income LGBT people and people living with HIV locally.

 

Current Research and Policy Briefs

  • September 2016
    Addressing PrEP Disparities Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men in California [Full Report] (pdf)
    Addressing PrEP Disparities Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men in California [Policy Brief] (pdf)
     
  • August 2014
    TasP, PEP, and PrEP: New Hope in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (pdf)