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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 

PACHA Advises on HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) shared observations and feedback on a preliminary, confidential draft of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Operational Plan during a members-only conference call on November 9, 2010. My colleague Christopher Bates, PACHA’s Executive Director, and I co-facilitated the call. Members of our…

Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Discuss Their Roles in Implementing National HIV/AIDS Strategy

photos from NHAS implementation meeting

Responding to the President’s call for the engagement of all sectors of society in working toward the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) representatives of the Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) at the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Veterans Affairs and the White…

Development of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan Advances

photos from NHAS implementation meeting

Making significant strides toward developing the Department-wide operational plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, representatives of 10 agencies and more than 13 staff offices from across HHS gathered for a two-day retreat last week. Getting down to specifics, participants shared details and received feedback on agency-specific plans, identified opportunities for cross-agency/office collaboration, and refined…

HHS Confers with HIV/AIDS Community Representatives on National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Marjorie Hill, CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) at HHS Community Meeting

Last Wednesday, as part of our ongoing effort to develop an agency-wide implementation plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a listening session with representatives of the HIV/AIDS community from across the country. The community representatives offered feedback on the Strategy, asked questions, and shared recommendations and…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Working Across Agency Lines

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies and offices are studying the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and examining their programs, policies and resources to identify ways to better align them with the goals and priorities articulated in the Strategy. These efforts will be reflected in the HHS NHAS Implementation Plan, which the…

HHS Convenes Second Meeting of NHAS Implementation Group

HHS NHAS Implementation Group

Working towards the December 9 deadline for submitting its National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) implementation plan to the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services convened the second meeting of its department-wide NHAS Implementation Group yesterday.

HHS Meets with Lead Federal Departments about the NHAS

HHS Meeting of Lead Federal Departments for the NHAS

Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened the first meeting of lead Federal departments to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As stated in a Presidential Memorandum released on July 13, 2010, “The Secretary, or the Secretary’s designee, shall be responsible for convening interagency efforts to improve coordination of HIV/AIDS programs and…

We Want to Hear Your Comments about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

The Federal Implementation Plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) requires the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health to support the implementation of the Strategy by forging collaborations across HHS and with other Federal departments and by coordinating Federal efforts with States. To help HHS do that job effectively, I want to ask the readers of…