The Academy leverages the perspective and the powerful voices of HIV health care providers to influence health policy that affects HIV practitioners and the care they deliver.  We advocate on both state and federal levels, with policymakers in all branches of government, to advise them on issues such as reimbursement, care and treatment access, the HIV workforce, prevention education and other policy items of concern to HIV providers. The Academy’s Policy Department and Policy Committee works to advocate for the interests of HIV health care providers to government officials, elected leaders, and other organizations through legislative, executive and regulatory decision-making processes.

Federal Advocacy

At the federal level, the Academy works to educate the Administration, Congress, and regulatory agencies on issues affecting HIV providers and their patients, and to advocate on behalf of our constituency. The Academy’s staff in Washington, DC works to affect legislation, regulatory decisions, and federal policy-making to reflect the priorities of its members.

State Advocacy

At the state level, the policy platform equips Academy members and chapters to track, understand and advocate for changes at the state and local level.

Click here to learn about our advocacy efforts through our regional chapters.

Policy Partnerships

The Academy also participates in strategic partnerships, coalitions, collaborations, and joint efforts with other HIV and medical organizations who share common policy goals. We collaborate with other HIV/AIDS organizations, health groups, medical trade associations, and policy bodies to promote better understandings of HIV care, and to shape policies in order to ensure a better future for both providers and patients. These partnerships with like-minded organizations allow us to have a broader reach in policy making, and to join with others that share similar goals. In viewing some of the policy documents that the Academy has partnered in developing, you will see some of these partnerships represented.

For more information on our advocacy efforts, please contact Chauncey McGlathery, Director of Public Policy, by email at or by calling 202-659-0699, ext. 18.