The Latest HIV & Health News From DC
On Friday, June 15, the Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee will begin to mark up the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations bills. Markup is the process by which a Congress debates, amends, and rewrites proposed legislation. That means we need you contact your Representatives and Senators and tell them to keep federal HIV funding! Read the latest update from our Policy Team.
Loss of Protection for Pre-Existing Conditions Will Hurt HIV Fight
The Trump Administration announcement that they will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions endangers health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions like HIV, cancer, asthma, or diabetes, all of which have a disproportionate impact on communities of color. Read NMAC’s full statement.
NMAC Opposes Proposed Gag Rule on Medical Providers
NMAC opposes the Trump Administration’s proposed “gag rule” to remove Title X family planning funds from providers that offer abortion services or referrals. Such providers are a vital, life-saving point of entry to care for people living with HIV and to prevention services for those at higher risk for HIV, particularly people of color and those in lower-income communities. Read NMAC’s full statement.
Progress in National HIV/AIDS Strategy, But Much Work Still Ahead
The 2017 Progress Report on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (link) released by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that progress is being made in some areas, but much work still needs to be done in other areas to not only reach the strategy’s goals for 2020 but to prevent any loss of progress made. Read NMAC’s full statement.
USCA Scholarship Deadline is June 29
Time is running out to apply for a USCA scholarship! The deadline to apply for an Option A or B Scholarship is 5:00 PM EST, Friday, June 29.
Scholarship A recipients will receive a non-transferrable complimentary conference registration. Those who qualify for Option B will receive a $100 travel subsidy, a non-transferrable complementary conference registration, and two nights lodging at the host hotel.
HIV & Transgender Community Spotlight Webinar is June 20
Join NMAC for our next Community Spotlight webinar on June 20, when we will look at HIV among Transgender Americans. Our presenters will be Luis Gutierrez-Mock, TRIUMPH Project Director at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and Aryah Lester, Conference Coordinator at NMAC. Register now.
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NMAC relies on the support of both individuals and organizations to advance its critical work to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. Your generous support allows us to ensure that the voices of minorities vulnerable to and living with HIV are heard in Washington, DC. It also helps us provide our critical training, education activities, and programming. Become an NMAC member today!