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A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions

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The Office of Minority Health invites you to join us and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service  for a webinar, “A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions.”  Strengthening the nation’s health and human services infrastructure involves addressing…

Moving from Coverage to Care: Next Steps in Prevention

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Please join: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC)  Office of Minority Health (OMH) “I’m covered. What happens now?” For organizations that have been working to get uninsured Americans – including millions of racial and ethnic minorities – into affordable health coverage, the…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme - “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” - embodies the ambitious goal put forward by the U.S. Department…

HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriages

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Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. This is another step…

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

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Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation’s first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatitis, initially launched in 2011. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016) [PDF 2,068KB] builds upon the substantial progress accomplished over the past three years by agencies and offices across the…

Join Us for Launch of the Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan on Thursday, April 3

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Next Thursday, April 3, 2014, we will launch the three-year update (2014-2016) of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The plan provides a framework around which both federal and nonfederal stakeholders from many sectors can engage to strengthen the nation’s response to viral hepatitis. The event will be streamed…

Making Health Care Coverage More Accessible and Equitable For Same-Sex Couples

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On March 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services took one more step toward making health care coverage more accessible and equitable for married same-sex couples. Already, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Marketplace plans…

President Obama to Participate in a Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

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Editor’s Note: Tune in to whitehouse.gov/latinotownhall on Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 am ET to watch the town hall live. This Thursday, March 6, at 11:30 am ET, President Obama will participate in a historic town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The town hall “Tu Salud y La Nueva…

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