Sign On | $20 Million — NYS Hep C Prevention, Care, & Treatment Infrastructure
A new $20 million investment in hepatitis C prevention, care, and treatment infrastructure
New York has appropriated less than $1.2 million for an epidemic affecting more than 200,000 New Yorkers, which is causing increasing disability and death and healthcare costs.
The attached proposal [Hep C Budget Sign-On] — addressed to the governor and legislative leadership — suggests increasing hepatitis C funding to $20 million annually in order to support scale up of prevention services, local surveillance, and programs to build testing, linkage to care, and treatment infrastructure. The letter was developed by an initial group including VOCAL, ACT UP, NATAP, Treatment Action Group, Harm Reduction Coalition, Housing Works, 1199SEIU, and Health GAP.