CEG functions as the coordinating body for the Equitable Access Coalition (EAC), an alliance of organizations and people working on the ground in communities hardest hit by HCV and HIV throughout the southern United States. Since first convened in 2018, the EAC has worked to develop a multipronged and multifaceted approach to dealing with health inequities among poor and underserved communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The EAC’s goal is to improve access to: HIV prevention care and treatment with an emphasis on PrEP access; HCV screening, education, and treatment; family planning; and health services for transmen and transwomen. The South continues to see persistent disparities in these areas, as well as in deaths related to opioids. The EAC focuses on access, advocacy and policy at the state and county level, identifying policies that act as barriers to services, care, and cure options; helping local groups develop capacity to pursue policy change; and taking policy initiatives to federal organizations when appropriate. The EAC’s August 2019 report may be found here.