RD246 - AIDS Drug Assistance Program Report - October 1, 2012

Executive Summary:
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has broadened Virginia (VA) AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) enrollment criteria and reduced the ADAP waitlist. Elimination of the wait list is anticipated by September 30, 2012. Aggressive program management, including cost-savings efforts, implementation of strategies both to meet client demand and sustain program capacity, and identification of additional funding sources, has supported these changes. The collaborative efforts of medical providers and their staffs, community partners and advocates, local health departments, elected officials, ADAP staff, and Virginia’s client community have played an essential role in effectively and creatively overcoming the challenges ADAP has faced.