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$1 Billion Health Care Innovation Awards Initiative Includes Opportunities for Models to Improve Care for PLWHA

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Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a nearly $1 billion initiative that will fund grant awards and evaluation to build on the Obama administration’s work to transform the health care system by delivering better care and lowering costs for taxpayers and patients. The Health Care Innovation Awards are funded by…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Bulletin

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The implementation of scientifically proven HIV prevention strategies is helping to reduce the number of new infections — the annual HIV infection rate globally fell by 22 percent from 2001 to 2011 — but a great deal more must be done. Significant scale-up of proven HIV prevention strategies coupled with the discovery of new HIV…

Navigating HIV Care: Using Navigators, Linkage Specialists & Community Health Care Workers to Improve Health Outcomes Webinar

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On Thursday, May 23, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) working with the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) will convene a webinar to discuss how HIV care navigation can improve health equity and decrease disparities by addressing barriers to care. The title of the webinar is Navigating HIV Care: Using…

Health 2.0 Digital Technology in Clinical Care

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Health 2.0 Digital Technology Conference

At the Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care  conference held last month, speakers offered strategies for using technology to expand health care from clinical settings to a 24/7 partnership enterprise. “We must take health care out of the office and make it a continuous focus in the lives of patients,” said Dr. Joseph Kvedar,…

PACHA Passes Two Spirit and Transgender Resolutions and Discusses the Stigma Index

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) met in Washington, D.C. on February 7 – 8, 2013 to discuss a range of issues that impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The presentations also included the following topics: understanding the epidemic in the transgender and Two Spirit communities; the criminalization of HIV/AIDS, high impact prevention; and the Stigma Index…

White House To Host a Meeting on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Affordable Care Act in Baltimore

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On Monday, April 29, 2013, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host the fourth in a series of regional meetings on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). That meeting will take place in the auditorium at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum , 4915 Greenspring Avenue, in Baltimore, Maryland. The…

HRSA Webinars on Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations

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Beginning later this week, the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will host a series of webinars focused on engaging hard-to-reach populations in HIV care. The webinars will synthesize some of the successful practices in engaging hard-to-reach populations from HAB’s Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) population-specific initiatives, and will provide insights relevant to a wide range…

CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Marketplace Navigator Grants

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“Navigator” program will help consumers understand new coverage options as they enroll in new Marketplaces Editor’s Note: On April 9, CMS released the Navigators Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) below. “Navigators” are individuals and entities that will provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs…

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