Equitas Health is committed to ensuring that the Ohio AIDS Coalition’s 30+ years of HIV/AIDS advocacy and policy work continues to move forward and will do so through Equitas Health’s government affairs and public policy initiatives and the work of the Equitas Health Institute.

We are dedicated to standing up for what is right for our patients, our clients, and all Ohioans, whether it is fighting to save the Affordable Care Act, advocating for HIV/AIDS funding, or educating Ohioans on issues like the deceptive Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.

We know that our patients’ lives extend beyond the walls of their doctors’ offices, so our policy and advocacy work includes engaging on a variety of issues ranging from fighting for access to affordable and nondiscriminatory healthcare and fighting to end the HIV epidemic to guaranteeing legal protections for the LGBTQ+ community and minimizing negative interactions with the criminal justice system.

Check out some of the major policy focus areas by reading through our Public Policy Priorities and be sure to keep updated with ways to get involved by checking out our Action Center.

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Advocacy Alerts

Action Center

Promoting increased access to care, community health, LGBTQ+ equality, and HIV prevention and treatment is an all-hands-on-deck effort. Bookmark this page for timely opportunities to contact your legislators!

Public Statements

Visit this page for our public statements on issues relevant to our public policy priorities.

The 2020 Census – We Are #CountWorthy

Participate in the 2020 Census. Our communities deserve fair funding and representation!

Current Advocacy Initiatives

The Equitas Health Policy and Advocacy team works at the state, local, and federal levels to ensure that the health of our patients is protected and that our communities our well served. Here’s what we’re up to right now.

Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States: A Roadmap for Federal Action

We are proud to join more than 250 global, national, regional, state, and local organizations on World AIDS Day 2018 calling on the federal government to officially declare our goal to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2025, and to enact legislative and regulatory changes to achieve this goal. Learn more.

Equitas Health Votes

There is no such thing as an “off-year” when it comes to our elections – and 2021 is no exception.

Public Policy Priorities

Our goal is to provide care for all—but we can’t do that without the essential government programs that help us offer the services our clients need at prices they can afford. Learn more about our Public Policy Priorities and join our action alert network.