Advocacy Briefs

The National Coalition for LGBT Health’s LGBT Health Advocacy Briefs are designed education members of the Coalition, LGBTQ+ community, providers, and legislators on pressing federal and state health policy issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community.

The Coalition also distributes action alerts to its network to encourage members to call/write representatives or participate in sign-on letters, comment periods, and amicus briefs. Sign-up here to receive regular updates.

Advocacy Brief – June 30, 2021

The Neurocognitive Effects of Aging with HIV Effects of combination antiretroviral therapy along with HIV-induced inflammation, lifestyle, and physical and mental comorbidities have all played

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Advocacy Briefs

Oregon State Legislature to Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe PrEP and PEP drugs Along the lines of expanding access to (and better utilization of) routine care

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Washington State Legislature Moves to Address Medicaid Drug Access and creates STI/PrEP/PEP Workgroup In Washington state (WA), a collective sense of relief was felt when

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month The most common types of viral hepatitis in the US are Hepatitis A, B, and C. According to the Centers

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Biden Administration Reinstates ACA Protections for Transgender and All LGBTQ People On Monday, May 10th, the Biden administration reinstated Obama-era protections included in the Patient

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TennCare III Medicaid Program – April 2021 On January 8, 2021, CMS approved a waiver request from Tennessee that transitions nearly all of its TennCare

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Gilead Sciences Proposes Change to Patient Assistance Program – April 2021 On April 8th, Gilead Sciences (Gilead) proposed a change to its Advancing Access Patient

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A Freeze on the Trump-Era Drug “Rebate Rule” Stalls – April 2021 In recent years, the federal government has called for increased review (and transparency)

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CMS Administrator Nomination Stalls – April 2021 The confirmation of President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was

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