NASTAD Releases White Paper on Drug User Health and ACA Opportunities

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) has released a white paper titled “Modernizing Public Health to Meet the Needs of People Who Use Drugs: Affordable Care Act Opportunities.” The paper was a collaboration with the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and assesses new financing and delivery models for drug user health services. The project focused on coverage and finance opportunities for community-based drug user health and harm reductions services typically not covered by insurance. Research focused on eight states, assessing how health departments, community-based organizations, Medicaid programs, health plans, and hospitals are working together to better address the needs of people who use drugs. Read the white paper here.

About Alyssa Kitlas

Alyssa Kitlas serves as a Program Analyst on NACCHO's HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team. Her work includes projects on HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis prevention and care. Twitter: @AlyssaKitlas

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