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Celebrating Community Health Centers

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Health Center Week

This week, we join our colleagues across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in celebrating the work of the HHS-supported community health centers during National Health Center Week. The centers provide preventive and primary care services to more than 20 million Americans every year and are important partners in implementing the National HIV/AIDS…

New Toolkit Helps Healthcare Providers Integrate Sexual Health into Patient-Centered Care

harvey makadon

Sexual health is an essential part of every individual’s overall health and well-being, and primary health care professionals should ask about a patient’s sexual history as part of their comprehensive health history during primary care visits. But in busy healthcare practices, it is not uncommon for providers to skip the sexual history unless a patient…

HHS awards Affordable Care Act funds to expand access to care

Health Center New Access Points FY 2014 Grant Awards Map

Funding supports new primary care sites in 236 communities to serve more than 1.25 million additional patients The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $150 million in awards under the Affordable Care Act to support 236 new health center sites across the country. These investments will help care for approximately…

Care Counts: Women, Families, and the Affordable Care Act Challenge Contest

Challenge.gov. Government Challenges, Your Solutions

Editor’s note: For more information about the contest, including rules, updates, and discussions, please visit the Care Counts page at www.carecounts.challenge.gov. About the Challenge Women are often at the center of healthy and resilient families; they make approximately 80% of all family health care decisions and are more likely to be the primary caregivers for…

New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace

CMS

Editor’s Note: Among the Navigator grant recipients are HIV/AIDS service organizations including AIDS Alabama and Utah AIDS Foundation. New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace HHS awards $67 million to Navigators and recognizes more than 100 organizations as Champions for Coverage Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced…

The HIV Care Continuum Initiative: The Next Step of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how…

New NIH Award Aims to Reduce Asian American Hepatitis B Disparities through Health Information Technology

Ronald Valdiserri

A new grant award by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will support the development of new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations.  Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is…

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

On December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those we have lost, but also celebrate the remarkable progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. When the first World AIDS Day was observed in 1988, we could not imagine the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For those diagnosed with HIV infection, the future was bleak….

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