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Black Voices: From the Community, For the Community

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At AIDS.gov, we ask that all HIV organizations assess to see how new media can extend the reach of their work. Today, we are fortunate to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. The need for a targeted response…

Enroll by February 15 for Health Coverage Starting March 1!

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Despite the snow and cold that have blanketed much of the country this week, spring is coming! And that means an important deadline for signing up for healthcare coverage is also fast approaching. The deadline for open enrollment for 2014 coverage is March 31, 2014. If you haven’t enrolled in coverage by then, you generally…

The Affordable Care Act Resources Round-Up

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During his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama asked every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st, when open enrollment ends. You can shop for plans and sign up for coverage online at HealthCare.gov, by phone at 1-800-318-2596, by mail, or directly through an…

5 New Funding Opportunities from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) recently announced five new funding opportunities through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Below are brief descriptions of each announcement, application deadlines, and links for more information. Resource/TA Center for HIV Prevention and Care for Black MSM – HRSA-14-106 HRSA/HAB has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement…

New Media and The State of the Union 2014

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At AIDS.gov, we’re always looking for innovative ways to use new media to share information and engage our audiences in a conversation through the use of blogs, photosharing, video, chats, Instagram, Storify, and more. We are inspired by our colleagues from across the country…and sometimes we can look here in Washington, DC. The White House…

New Media and Organizations Serving Black Gay Men

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Last week, researchers, AIDS services organizations and others attended the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS  and other Health Disparities. This annual event is hosted by National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities  (NAESM), an organization that has served the community of black men who have sex with men (BMSM) for almost 25 years. The theme of this year’s…

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Coverage Extension

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Editor’s Note: We are sharing the following announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that individuals currently enrolled in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) who have not yet found new health insurance coverage can maintain their PCIP coverage until March 31, 2014. PCIPs were originally set to expire on December…

Honor

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Today we celebrate the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to creating a world in which all people would be treated equally. During his lifetime, Dr. King inspired countless individuals to work toward that end. Over 45 years after his untimely death, his legacy continues to motivate people…