Biden Administration Announces Historic Manufacturing Collaboration Between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Production of COVID-19 Vaccines

President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Support Measures to Accelerate Vaccine Development

President Biden announced today that his Administration has helped forge a historic manufacturing collaboration between two of the largest U.S. health care and pharmaceutical companies, Merck and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to expand the production of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine. The collaboration will increase the manufacture of vaccine drug substance, as well as its fill-finish capacity – two of the biggest bottlenecks facing J&J in the production of its vaccine.


Help Pass HB 2708 to Cap Costs for West Virginians with Diabetes

Help Pass HB 2708 to Cap Costs for West Virginians with Diabetes

In 2020, the West Virginia legislature passed a private insurance insulin copayment cap of $100 per month.

This year the West Virginia legislature can do even better. 

Let’s get HB2708 moving!  

We need your help! 


HB 2708 will cap per month copayments in private insurance:

  • $25 for insulin
  • $25 for other diabetes-related drugs
  • $100 for all diabetes-related medical supplies and equipment

Connect With Your Legislators!

HB 2708 is currently assigned first to the Health and Human Resources Committee and then to the Finance CommitteeHB 2708 must be voted on and pass both Committees by March 28 or the bill dies for this year.


Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-21-019

The application closes on April 19, 2021

Apply for this grant on

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program. This program will increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce. Grantees will create and manage a loan repayment program for individuals who serve as full-time dental faculty.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools
  • Approved residency in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry
  • Advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry

Visit page 5 of the funding opportunity for eligibility information.

HRSA expects approximately $800,000 to be available in FY 2021 to fund eight (8), grantees.

For a complete list of funding opportunities, visit the HRSA website.

Technical Assistance Webinar

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. ET

Call-in: 833-568-8864

Passcode: 37451859

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Implications of Coronavirus for People Living with HIV/AIDS


It is unknown how many people living with HIV/AIDS have tested positive for Covid-19 in the United States. The ADAP Advocacy AssociationCommunity Access National NetworkCommunity Education GroupHealthHIV, and the Legacy Health Endowment are working in collaboration to gain a greater perspective on this issue. As such, if you are HIV-positive and reside in the United States, then please take one minute to complete our very brief survey.