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Get “In the Know” on Social Media

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast series starting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 PM EST, titled, “In the Know: Social Media for Public Health.” Each webcast will feature social media experts discussing how to harness the latest social media tools for the…

New Tool Can Assist Adults in Obtaining Recommended Vaccines

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HealthMap Vaccine Finder

While we hear a lot about the importance of getting a flu shot, there are many other vaccines that are recommended for adults. Starting this month, it will be easier to find all of the vaccinations you need. The HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free online service that helps you locate nearby vaccine providers (such…

Justice Department Settles Three HIV Discrimination Cases

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As part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached three settlements addressing HIV discrimination by medical providers over the past three weeks. Each of the settlements was reached under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities—including persons with HIV disease—in public…

HRSA Announces Three New Funding Opportunities

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The HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently issued three new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Funding for Culturally Appropriate Interventions for Latinos Demo Sites and Evaluation Center (March 18 Deadline) These announcements solicit applications for a Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program multi-site…

Apps and Social Media to Show You Care

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Social media and mobile apps are great tools to help you connect to people. For example, you can connect to your former high school sweetheart on Facebook, share photos with your family on Instagram, send an eCard to your partner, or tweet about the great date you had last night. You also can use apps…

Sounding the Alarm on a Silent Epidemic: Federal HIV/STD Advisory Group Adopts Viral Hepatitis as Priority

Antigone Dempsey, M.Ed.

In support of enhanced cross-government efforts to address the prevention, care and treatment of viral hepatitis, a federal advisory body on HIV and STDs recently expanded its scope and title to include viral hepatitis. Now known as the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC), the body advises the…

Full Speed Ahead: More Success for the Global Fund

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During January’s World Economic Forum, international leaders welcomed former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul as the new head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Assuming his post as Executive Director of the world’s largest health financier, Dr. Dybul is poised to build on the momentum of recent scientific advances and…

White House Hosts Series of Meetings on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Affordable Care Act

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The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is hosting a series of regional meetings on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The purpose of these meetings is to better understand local- and state-level efforts as they relate to the implementation of the NHAS and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The goal…

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