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Join the White House World Hepatitis Day Event Live Broadcast on July 30

World Hepatitis Day

Every year, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and re-commit to addressing viral hepatitis, a disease that affects approximately 400 million people worldwide, killing an estimated 1.4 million people each year according to the World Health Organization . Despite serious consequences including liver cancer and liver failure, viral hepatitis remains a “silent killer” and many people…

FACT SHEET: Progress in Four Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The White House

On July 15, 2010, President Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which envisions that “the United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and…

Do You Qualify for Coverage during the Special Enrollment Period?

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Still have questions about what qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period to get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace? In this new video Mayra Alvarez  of The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) discusses the life events that qualify individuals for enrolling in coverage before the next Open Enrollment period begins in November 2014. Read…

HHS announces auto-enrollment plans for current Marketplace consumers for 2015

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to announce its plans for helping existing Marketplace consumers get auto-enrolled for next year. These plans would give existing consumers a simple way to remain in the same plan next year unless they want to shop for another plan and choose to make changes. “As…

Pride in our Progress

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Since Pride Month 2013, much has happened that we can be proud of. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the entire nation have made enormous progress regarding the health and welfare of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. These changes include the expansion…

HHS Secretary Sebelius statement observing LGBT Pride Month

Kathleen Sebelius

At the Department of Health and Human Services, we are committed to ensuring that members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community have access to quality, affordable health care and enjoy the same rights and protections that all Americans expect and deserve. This year, as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, we take a…

Uniting to Combat Hepatitis B

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In late May, during National Hepatitis Awareness Month, local coalitions from all over the country came together for the second Hep B United Summit. Hep B United  is a national campaign to raise awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer; it is composed of 20 state and local coalitions  working together to combat this “silent epidemic.”…

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

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As part of CDC and Hep B United’s Know Hepatitis B campaign, this infographic provides information in a visual and easy-to-understand format. As May is both Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Hepatitis Awareness Month, we are reminded of the staggering impact of Hepatitis B in the AAPI community. AAPIs comprise approximately five percent of the U.S….

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