White House National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Highlights Two New Initiatives


Two new initiatives focused on addressing the disproportionate impact of HIV among African Americans were among the issues highlighted during a roundtable discussion held this week by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  ONAP Director Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, convened the February 4 gathering of federal colleagues and community leaders to mark…

TBT: Magic Johnson Reminds Americans to #GetCovered


It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day approaching on February 7, we are reminded of this excellent 2014 video from Magic Johnson about the importance of enrolling in healthcare coverage. As Magic Johnson emphasizes, most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. And, without health insurance, some… Resources for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

Saturday February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) – an annual observance to recognize and take action against the disproportionate impact of HIV on African Americans. This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!”.  Leading up to the observance, here are easy-to-use resources to help you get involved…

2015 Healthy Aging Summit Accepting Abstracts for Presentations

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) have announced the 2015 Healthy Aging Summit,  which will take place July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Summit co-sponsors are now soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing healthy aging on a range of topics, which…

Black Voices: 7 Inspiring MLK Quotes & New Media


January 18th is Martin Luther King Day. We honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his birthday, the Black Voices bloggers share reflections on their favorite quote from Dr. King as inspiration for our work towards an AIDS-free generation. We are also using the power of social media to visually extend the reach…

President Obama Speaks on Identity Theft and Privacy

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The White House released new information today on a plan to protect American companies, consumers, and infrastructure from cyber threats, while safeguarding privacy. You can learn more by reading the fact sheet, Safeguarding American Consumers & Families on identity theft and privacy. You can watch the video where the President Speaks on Identity Theft and Privacy.

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements for Regional AETCs, AETC National Resource Center

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has released two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program. The FOAs are for Regional AETCs (HRSA-15-032) and an AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (HRSA-15-033). (Details on each FOA below.) The application due date for both is March 6, 2015. The mission of…

HIV/AIDS Organizations Support Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment as Champions for Coverage


During our recent webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV, panelists discussed ways that HIV/AIDS organizations can help reach out to and enroll individuals, particularly from communities of color, in coverage available to them through the Health Insurance Marketplace. One way for organizations to get involved, explained…