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Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

HIV-Related Measure Included Among New Leading Health Indicators Announced by HHS

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Healthy People 2020

This week, Dr. Howard Koh, our Assistant Secretary for Health, unveiled critical health priorities for the nation known as “Leading Health Indicators” (LHIs). I am very pleased to point out that these important national indicators include an HIV-related measure.  Announced at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, the LHIs are a…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Update

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Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the National Viral Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting where there was significant focus on realizing the potential of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.  Organized by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable , the meeting brought together Adult Viral Hepatitis…

HHS Reviews Progress Towards National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals

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Ronald Valdiserri

Last week, representatives of Operating Divisions and Staff Offices from across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gathered to review major accomplishments of our collective efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) over the past year. More than two-dozen representatives joined in the discussion during which we shared highlights about progress,…

Engaging People Living with HIV in the Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Lauren Broussard

Co-authored by Lauren Broussard, LGSW, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

None of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) can be realized without the ongoing support and contributions of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. As part of our ongoing implementation of the NHAS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a consultation

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Final Day

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Closing Plenary Photo

This is the final in our series of daily highlights from the National HIV Prevention Conference which wrapped up yesterday in Atlanta. Focus on Reducing HIV-Related Disparities The first of Wednesday’s two plenary sessions addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goal of reducing HIV-related health disparities and health inequities. Three panelists offered perspectives on the…

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 3

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Audience at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference

This is the third in our series of daily highlights from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. This re-cap spotlights activities from Tuesday, August 16. Focus on Improving Access to Care Tuesday’s plenary session addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goal of improving access to care, focusing on three important approaches that…

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 2

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Richard Sorian

This is the second in our series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. This biennial meeting focuses exclusively on the full spectrum of HIV prevention, giving public health professionals, community organizations, clinicians, researchers, advocates and leaders from the HIV/AIDS community an opportunity to exchange information about effective prevention…

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 1

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Paul Kawata

With this post we launch a series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. More than 3,000 public health, medical and AIDS community leaders are gathered here to share the latest research and discuss innovative strategies to drive down the number of new HIV infections in the United States….