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Julio Contreras

Manager, Policy & Legislative Affairs

Julio Contreras (he/él) leads the viral hepatitis and drug user health policy advocacy portfolios at NASTAD. He co-chairs the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership and works in coalition to advance policies and secure federal funding for viral hepatitis and harm reduction programs at state and local health departments and their community partners. Julio represents NASTAD members to Congress, federal agencies and executive offices, local and national nonprofits, industry partners, and community-based organizations in order to build strong networks for hepatitis elimination and overdose and infectious disease prevention. Julio joined NASTAD from Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), where he assisted the I Stand With Planned Parenthood policy campaigns team and tracked federal regulations and rulemaking. Julio has a B.A. from Georgetown University and is pursuing a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where he is a Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow in addiction and overdose with a concentration in health systems and policy. Julio is based in Washington, DC.