Making the most of hashtags on Twitter

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Hashtags provide a quick and easy way to search, organize, and share information on Twitter. What are they? Hashtags can be any word preceded by the # symbol. Using them lets you associate your tweets with a larger topic (e.g., #HIV), group, or conversation. Why use them? Adding hashtags to your tweet is like adding…

CMS Announces New Plan to Strengthen the Marketplace by Covering Young Adults

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As part of its continued commitment to the long-term strength of the Marketplace, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a series of actions to step up Marketplace outreach, especially to young adults, for the 2017 Open Enrollment period [November 1, 2016–January 31, 2017]. According to CMS, highlights include: New outreach to…

5 Inspiring Stories, 1 message: Get tested, live healthy

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Editor’s Note: For National HIV Testing Day, 5 people shared with us inspiring stories of living healthy – with HIV or by managing their HIV risk. Each of their journeys began with an HIV test. We hope these stories will encourage others to know their status and take control of their well being. Justin Lofton…

CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs

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This week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the launch of a new joint initiative: the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group [PDF 91 KB]. The HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group will bring together state public health…

Learn How to Increase Health Care Marketplace Outreach Using Social Media

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Across the country, community-based organizations—including many HIV/AIDS service organizations—continue to work to enroll individuals in the quality, affordable health care coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and to help newly-enrolled individuals understand how to use their new coverage. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sponsoring the following webinar to…

Resources Highlight Health Coverage Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

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Many community-based organizations serving individuals coming out of the criminal justice system recognize that their clients have physical, mental, and behavioral health needs, and that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion have created new opportunities for their clients to access quality, affordable health care. However, they do not always know what those opportunities…

How to Make your Facebook Content ‘POP’ with Images

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Facebook is a highly visual medium. Studies  show that Facebook posts featuring photos  are the most noticed, liked, and shared. Posts featuring an image stand out in the news feeds of people who like your page. While a great image can cut through the clutter, you don’t need to fill your feed. Think “representative” and…

Join the Listening Session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on June 20 – Open Call for Speakers!

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On Monday, June 20, 2016 the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health are partnering with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host a community listening session on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The session will be conducted via webinar from 1:30-3:00 pm (EDT). Improving…