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)

 

Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Network
www.FHAAN.org
 

FHAAN’s Mission: Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Network (FHAAN) advocates for statewide HIV/AIDS resources including education, policies, programs, funding and legislation. FHAAN includes:Community Advocates, Leaders of Organizations, Pharmaceutical Industry Representatives, People Living with HIV/AIDS and Care Providers. Ongoing efforts include: Committee work, Listserv communications, Regular conference calls and In-person meetings, as needed.

FHAAN’s Goals:To ensure that Federal & State Legislators, the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS staff and local leaders are continuously in touch with their constituents needs and are supportive of the following: (1) Effective research-supported community prevention programs; (2) Access to adequate, culturally appropriate and stigma-free, care, treatment, housing and social/support services; (3) Biomedical, clinical, and behavioral research; (4) Adequate funding for all aforementioned programs; and (5) Protection of the dignity of all people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious belief.

FHAAN’s Objectives: In collaboration with local, state, regional and national organizations, FHAAN will develop and implement – (1) Public policy, education and advocacy strategies; (2) Engage in message development and media activities; and (3) Support community mobilization and grassroots activism.

Please feel free to forward this information to all your contacts who reside in Florida.
For more information, contact Ted Howard, FHAAN Administrator directly at (813) 258-5929 or FHAAN@TheAIDSInstitute.org.

FHAAN is administered by:
www.theaidsinstitute.org