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CAEAR Coalition is a national membership organization which advocates for federal appropriations, legislation, policy and regulations to meet the care, treatment, support service and prevention needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. CAEAR Coalition's proactive national leadership is focused on the Ryan White legislation as a central part of the nation's response to HIV/AIDS.
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A Leader in Ryan White Reauthorization
What We Do
Advocating for a Strong National Response to HIV/AIDS
The CAEAR Coalition was formed in the early 1990's by representatives of the initial 16 CARE Act Title I cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. In 1997, the CAEAR Coalition and the National Title III Coalition joined forces to provide coordinated national advocacy for Title I and Title III resources and in 2003 CAEAR Coalition began its advocacy for Title II/ADAP. The CAEAR Coalition incorporated in 1999 and is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
Grassroots Mobilization and Strong Washington Presence
During each federal funding cycle, the CAEAR Coalition advocates on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS for adequate Federal funding for the Ryan White Program with a focus on Part A, Part B/ADAP, Part C and Part F AETCs. During Congressional reauthorization of the Ryan White Program, the CAEAR Coalition works with Congress to ensure that the program continues to meet the needs of individuals and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. To accomplish these goals, the CAEAR Coalition mobilizes communities to advocate for the Ryan White Program with their elected representatives in Washington and works closely with members of Congress, their staffs and Administration officials.
Ryan White Program Funding: Successes and Challenges
In the time that the CAEAR Coalition has advocated for Part A, appropriations for Part A have increased from $88 million to over $600 million. Since 1997, when the CAEAR Coalition and the National Title III Coalition joined forces, appropriations for Part C have risen from $76 million to almost $200 million.
Despite these successes, advocating for adequate funding for HIV/AIDS services has become increasingly challenging. Competing budgetary pressures, including the “war against terrorism” and ballooning federal budget deficits make the work of the CAEAR Coalition even more important. The CAEAR Coalition is communicating to legislators and other policy makers that critical HIV/AIDS programs like the CARE Act must not be forgotten in these times.
CAEAR Coalition · P.O. Box 21361 · Washington, DC 20009-1361 · Tel: 202-789-3565 · Fax: 202-332-7087 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org