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The Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in health centers

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Obama administration awards over $35 million to support facility improvements in 147 health centers nationwide to deliver better coordinated care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes…

Mental Health & HIV: What You Should Know

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Will you still love me even when you discover my truth? As someone who has been living with HIV since 2007 and was recently diagnosed as having bi-polar disorder, I understand what it’s like to operate from an emotional deficit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 people will experience…

Register Today for PrEP Webinar

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Office of Health Equity, in collaboration with CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), will host a webinar titled, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) — what it means for the Hispanic or Latino community,Thursday, August 28, 2014 — 2:00-3:00 PM (ET). Guest speakers will provide key information about the current HIV…

CDC LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN – We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time

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Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez or We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time was launched today! This new national communications campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the latest addition to the Act Against AIDS portfolio, encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV and AIDS with…

“What’s your story?” Using social media to reach communities of color

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Health communicators from around the U.S. met last week to share and learn about evolving outreach strategies to connect with at-risk communities, to amplify the experiences of individuals coping with health issues, and to learn how to adapt health information to different social media channels. Storytelling was a central strategy discussed at the conference. This…

CDC Shares Resources on the Risks of Healthcare-associated Infections from Drug Diversion

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Quality health care is safe health care; neither patients nor providers should be at risk for acquiring HBV, HCV, or other bloodborne infections during health care encounters. Viral hepatitis stakeholders recognize that such health care-associated infections are an important public health and patient safety issue and are committed to better understanding the causes and further…

Understanding your health coverage

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Health coverage pays for provider services, medications, hospital care, and special equipment when you’re sick. It’s also important when you’re not sick. Marketplace coverage includes preventive health services like immunizations for children and adults, annual doctor visits for women and seniors, screening and counseling for people of all ages, and more. The best news – it’s free….

Apps to Help Students Stay Safe

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It’s back to school time and as we send our students to school with books and other necessary supplies, it might be helpful to keep in mind several technology solutions that can help students stay healthy and safe on campus. Among these technology solutions are a number of mobile apps that are being developed by…