Timothy Harrison, PhD

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

USCA Workshop Series Will Highlight SMAIF-Supported Programming Serving Minority Communities

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Next week, OHAIDP will participate in the 20th U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  in Hollywood, Florida. Organized by NMAC, this annual event brings together public health workers, advocates, policy makers, and people living with HIV to share their creative new ideas and bold strategies for achieving the goals of our National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). OHAIDP…

SMAIF-Funded HRSA Grant Opportunity Will Expand Use of Community Health Workers to Improve Access to HIV Care

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Community health workers (CHWs) can play a key role in linking people living with HIV to critical medical care and providing ongoing support to help them navigate the health care system and remain adherent to HIV treatment. CHWs are lay members of communities who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the…

SMAIF Supports HRSA Grant Opportunity to Address HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas

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The south lags behind much of the rest of the nation on a number of key outcomes including viral suppression and survival among people living with HIV. To help address this, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a funding opportunity for a new program: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports SAMHSA Effort to Enhance Syringe Services Partnerships

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The Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) supports efforts to prevent new HIV infections and reduce drop-offs along the HIV care continuum for racial and ethnic minorities who bear a disproportionate burden of HIV disease. With SMAIF resources, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced the availability of supplemental funding to…

Meet the HHS Regional Resource Consultants

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  For more than 15 years, the Regional Resource Network Program (RRNP) has provided innovative strategies for and support to regional, state, and local HIV prevention education, outreach, and stigma reduction efforts. The RRNP is funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, which focuses funding on serving racial and ethnic minority populations and communities…

CAPUS: Formative Evaluation Provides a Snapshot on Early Progress

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Formative evaluations are evaluations that are generally conducted during the developmental and early implementation phases of large-scale, multiyear projects in order to improve program design or performance. These evaluations can play an invaluable role in HIV programming because they allow us to identify and bolster successful activities and to revise and modify program elements that…

USCA 2014: Federal HIV Programs in Spotlight

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Federal HIV programs were in the spotlight at the 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS as Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, led a plenary session featuring representatives of a diverse array of HIV activities from across the federal government. ONAP Priorities Mr. Brooks opened the session with video greetings…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action to Curb HIV

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As we approach the observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 27, it seems timely – indeed, imperative – to encourage all gay men, as well as those who work with, provide services to, and/or love them to take stock of the current toll of HIV/AIDS among gay men and take…