This Emergency and Service Disruption Preparedness Guide is intended to assist state and territorial Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) with preparing emergency plans for major events, including natural and man-made disasters and other hazards, that may cause disruption in client medication access. The guide’s provisions are intended to ensure continued access to HIV medications for individuals served by ADAP.
In response to the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this guide has been updated to include lessons learned from ADAPs that faced administrative, operations, and capacity challenges associated with the pandemic and the resulting public health response, including stay-at-home orders.
The guide should be used in collaboration with existing emergency plans of state health departments or broader state governmental agencies. This guide may also assist in developing and implementing interstate planning and response efforts for a disaster occurring in a neighboring state.
ADAPs are funded through Part B of the RWHAP and provide life-saving HIV treatments to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people with HIV in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Download the PDF version of the guide below.