Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a highly effective HIV prevention intervention that is dramatically underused, especially among those most at-risk. Medicaid’s role as insurance for low-income Americans – particularly since the Medicaid expansions authorized under the Affordable Care Act – makes the program a crucial vehicle for expanding access.

This one year project sought to improve Medicaid availability and delivery of the PrEP intervention package, particularly recommended clinical monitoring and follow-up services such as STD screening and treatment. Guided by a Steering Committee of diverse stakeholders, the project focused on assessing and addressing structural, operational, financial, and knowledge barriers regarding PrEP intervention services among providers, payers, and public health leaders.

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Staff

Rachel Ruback

Research Assistant - AcademyHealth

Rachel Ruback joined AcademyHealth in October 2017 as a Research Assistant supporting the State Health Policy ... Read Bio

Staff

Elizabeth Cope, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Senior Director, Public and Population Health - AcademyHealth

Elizabeth Cope is Senior Director of Public and Population Health at AcademyHealth, bringing experience in the... Read Bio

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Naomi K. Seiler, J.D.

Associate Professor - George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Naomi K Seiler, J.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Georg... Read Bio