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For over 30 years, CAEAR has advocated for and collaborated with federal partners, impacted communities, administrators, and people with HIV to maximize the allocation and use of federal funding to address local jurisdictional needs.

CAEAR Coalition

The Communities Advocating for Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition’s proactive national leadership focuses on how the components of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) can best address the service needs and improve the health status of people living with HIV. CAEAR Coalition’s members include consumers, grant recipients, and providers of the Ryan White Part A, Part B, and Part C programs, as well as the Part F AIDS Education and Training Centers.

In 1990, Congress addressed the HIV/AIDS public health emergency with the passage of the Ryan White CARE Act. The resulting system of care and support services is exemplary. RWHAP increases access to HIV-related health services for underserved populations, improves survival, and reduces HIV transmissions. Nine out of 10 RWHAP clients are virally suppressed, a primary indication the disease is well managed.

The CAEAR Coalition was formed in 1991 in response to the passage of the Ryan White CARE Act. For over 30 years, CAEAR has advocated for and collaborated with federal partners, impacted communities, administrators, and people with HIV to maximize the allocation and use of federal funding to address local jurisdictional needs. In recent years, the CAEAR Coalition has added advocating for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative and supporting EHE jurisdictions in implementing this important new funding source. The CAEAR Coalition also works to ensure the preservation of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

The CAEAR Coalition’s current Strategic Plan is designed to align its advocacy priorities with the current state of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. That state includes the changing demographics of those who are newly diagnosed, aging population of people with HIV, and biomedical care and prevention advancements that have impacted service delivery models and systems. At this juncture in the HIV epidemic, the key to ending it is a commitment to addressing social determinants of health and embracing a syndemic approach to tackle the intersection of HIV, homelessness and housing instability, sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis C, substance use, and mental health.

Learn more about CAEAR’s Advocacy Agenda and how you can participate and join the CAEAR Coalition to help end the epidemic.

The Communities Advocating for Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition’s proactive national leadership focuses on how the components of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) can best address the service needs and improve the health status of people living with HIV.

Vision

End of new HIV infections and full, healthy lives for all people with HIV.

Mission

Advocate for robust federal funding and community-based responses to end the HIV epidemic. The CAEAR Coalition is a national membership organization rooted in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. It works to end the HIV epidemic by ensuring equitable access to welcoming, high-quality healthcare and support services.

Values Statement

The CAEAR Coalition’s goal is for people with HIV to live full and engaged lives. We commit to ensuring that both our and the federal HIV response centers diversity, equity, and inclusion. The CAEAR Coalition works to model the changes we advocate for in the larger service system to create equity for all and to embrace a status-neutral approach to end the epidemic.