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Today is Deadline to #GetCovered During Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one more chance to get covered for the remainder of 2015. You must enroll by today, April 30, if you want to get covered. Earlier this week, HHS shared message,…

April 30 Is Deadline for Tax Season Special Enrollment Period for Gaining Health Coverage through Marketplace

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a statement reminding people that April 30, 2015 is the…

Update on Youth and Social Media Use

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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) commemorated on April 10 highlighted that 26% of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among people ages 13 to 24. This year’s theme, Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS, reminds us to re-assess how and where we can connect with and “listen to” young…

SAMHSA Announces Funding to Prevent Substance Abuse, HIV, and HCV among Minority Young Adults

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has issued a funding opportunity announcement under its fiscal year 2015 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) grants.  Known by its short title “MSI CBO grants,” the purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce substance…

World TB Day 2015

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Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This annual observance provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, people still get sick and die from this disease in our country. Much more needs to…

Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through which millions of Americans have gained new benefits and protections. To mark the occasion, President Obama issued this statement and the White House released a 5th year Anniversary Report showing how the ACA is working to improve the affordability, accessibility,…

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is seeking grant applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) or Tribes from areas of high HIV prevalence through its 2015 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this program is…

HHS Report Shows Evidence that the ACA Is Working

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report [PDF 5KB] this week showing that 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) almost 5 years ago—a historic reduction in the uninsured. Some key findings: 14.1 million uninsured people gained coverage between Oct. 2013 and March…