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Efficiency and Effectiveness: Making Smart Investments to Save More Lives

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The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is supporting partner countries to promote efficiency and effectiveness in their national HIV programming. This includes supporting countries to make smart investments by identifying strategies that have the greatest impact and save the most lives. It also includes supporting partner countries to use evidence to make…

HHS Launches Information Is Powerful Medicine Campaign

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proud to announce the launch of the Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign. The campaign contributes to Department-wide efforts guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to improve health outcomes for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Focusing specifically on Black gay, bisexual,…

NIDA Research Seeks to Reduce Viral Hepatitis Caused by Drug Use Behaviors

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the United States and people who inject drugs (PWID) are particularly susceptible to this disease with as many as 70% or more of this population testing positive for the virus. To make matters worse, PWID enjoy little if any consistent…

Community Organizing Works for Health Information Technology Systems Too

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To most Americans, “Health Information Technology” (HIT) is a murky domain where policy wonks conspire with computer nerds to manage our healthcare. But community-based organizations need to think about HIT both as a powerful tool for improving community health, and as a lever that can be activated through traditional community organizing principles. For community groups…

The Future of Health Department HIV and Hepatitis Programs

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    For perhaps the first time in history, the end of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis is within our reach. Recent notable achievements provide promise for success, among them the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (VHAP) and the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Collectively, these achievements have…

Social Media Measurement & Evaluation for Public Health Success

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The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) presents “In the Know: Social Media Measurement & Evaluation for Public Health Success.” Join CDC NPIN social media and evaluation experts on Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 P.M. ET to: determine the best evaluation and measurement tactics for your organization, discuss best practices for measurement and evaluation of…

PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

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Ten years ago today, the United States Congress, in a remarkable display of compassion and bipartisanship, passed overwhelmingly legislation that established an historic and transforming global health program now known as PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. At the time that PEPFAR was conceived of and then established during the George W….

White House Issues Executive Order on Open Data

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, and we want to take a moment to reflect on a recent White House Executive Order about open data. This Executive Order and accompanying Open Data Policy [PDF 6MB] requires that, going forward, all data generated by the federal government be made available in…