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Getting Ready for USCA 2011, November 10–13: Send Us Your Thoughts

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The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2011 is less than two weeks away. As Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council noted in his recent blog post, this year’s conference is pivotal. With the conference theme, “Make Change Real,” over 3,000 federal, national, and community-level HIV partners will gather in Chicago to…

Staying Connected at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Aisha Moore

About one month ago, I joined the AIDS.gov team as the Communications Director. Next week, I will be attending the 139th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition on behalf of AIDS.gov. Over 12,000 researchers, academicians, students, and advocates will descend on the Washington, DC Convention Center from October 29 – November 2,…

Celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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R. Gil Kerlikowske

This month, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is standing with President Obama and our public health partners to celebrate National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (PDF 349KB) in the month of October. As those in the public health community know, the best way to address some of the nation’s biggest health issues is…

Together for Girls Partnership: Ending Sexual Violence Against Girls

Together for Girls Partnership

In 2002, the World Health Organization estimated that 150 million girls and 75 million boys worldwide experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. Research shows that consequences of the sexual violence epidemic in children include increased risk of contracting HIV, as well as myriad debilitating mental health problems that affect social behaviors, education opportunity,…

New Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

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In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  These events will be a forum for Federal, state and local agency representatives, researchers,…

Key Updates from the Fall 2011 PACHA Meeting

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PACHA Meeting 9/29/11

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) convened for a meeting on September 29 and 30, 2011, in Washington, DC. The Council heard from both members of PACHA subcommittees and external presenters. Highlights of some of those sessions include: White House Update Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), opened…

Recapping Social Media for the National HIV Prevention Conference

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As part of the planning and preparation for CDC’s 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), we reached out to the staff of our CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) project to lend their expertise with social media outreach. Through our social media channels and activities we  promoted the conference, informed followers of key deadlines, and…

Region VIII Federal Interagency Collaboration Continues

Strategy in Action

As the seasons begin to change in the Mountain West, we paused recently to share our efforts to pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in the States in our region (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming). On September 29, we held a special meeting of the Region VIII NHAS…