National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

Who We Are

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) represents the nation's chief state health agency staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments. NASTAD is dedicated to reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS infection in the U.S. and its territories, providing comprehensive, compassionate, and high-quality care to all persons living with HIV/AIDS, and ensuring responsible public policies. NASTAD provides national leadership to achieve these goals, and to educate about and advocate for the necessary federal funding to achieve them, as well as to promote communication between state and local health departments and HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs. NASTAD supports and encourages the use of applied scientific knowledge and input from affected communities to guide the development of effective policies and programs.

Membership

AIDS directors in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia , Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands are represented by NASTAD, with an office in Washington, D.C. Programs administered by NASTAD members serve every population affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS. As such, NASTAD members offer considerable expertise in identifying community needs and responding to the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic nationwide and throughout the world.

Mission Statement

NASTAD strengthens state and territory-based leadership, expertise, and advocacy and brings them to bear in reducing the incidence of HIV and viral hepatitis infections and on providing care and support to all who live with HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. NASTAD's vision is a world free of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.

How to Reach National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 339
Washington, D.C. 20001

Tel.: 202.434.8090
Fax: 202.434.8092
E-mail: nastad@nastad.org
Web: www.nastad.org

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By Johanne Morne for National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

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By Meico Whitlock for National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

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By Meico Whitlock for National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

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