Impact Of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s HIV/AIDS Funding Cuts On County, Local Programs Examined
California HIV/AIDS service providers recently met to analyze how Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) recent funding cuts to the state Office of AIDS "would affect county health programs, non-profit service providers and their clients," the California Progress Report reports. Anne Donnelly, director of health care policy for Project Inform, said that organizations that rely mostly on private donations and federal grants will likely be less affected by the cuts than medical clinics, early intervention and prevention outreach groups. She added, "It's probably going to be the minority-based, smaller organizations that work in under-served communities and have been totally dependent on those [state] funds," that will be hardest hit. "According to [Phil Curtis, director of government affairs with AIDS Project Los Angeles], the full impact of the governor's cuts to the clients of his and other organizations will be known only after Los Angeles and other cash-strapped counties determine how to distribute the cuts next week," the article states (Aiello, 7/31).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.