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September 06, 2023

APLA Health Supports the AIDS United 340B Work Group Statement of Principles

Media Contact:
Joe Hui
Director of Communications
jhui@aplahealth.org
213.201.1342

9.6.2023

As a founding member of the AIDS United 340B Work Group, APLA Health supports the Statement of Principles (SOP) released today. The SOP holds that the 340B Program is working as intended, provides critical resources to safety-net providers like APLA Health, and enables them to invest in programs and infrastructure that save lives, especially those from underserved communities.

APLA Health believes the SOP can serve as a foundation for productive dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the broader safety-net provider community to ensure that the 340B Program remains strong and viable and continues to provide the funds necessary to save the lives of people in at-risk communities.

The AIDS United 340B Work Group is a coalition of 11 safety-net organizations that provide essential care and HIV services to more than 300,000 people across 11 states and Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the Statement of Principles, please visit: preserve340b.org/how-to-preserve-340b

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APLA Health restores dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, support services, and HIV specialty care. Since 1983, APLA Health has remained steadfast in its commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our lifetime. The agency is a multi-site operation includes eight Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC) locations, serving more than 18,000 people annually in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous. We provide 20 different services including: medical, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impact the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information on APLA Health visit https://aplahealth.org.

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