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NEW! White House Digital Initiative: “Letters to President Obama”

A letter from Natoma Canfield, an Ohio woman lacking health insurance, hangs on the wall in the hall between the Oval Office and the President Barack Obama's Private Office in the West Wing, June 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Editor’s Note: The White House has launched a new storytelling initiative on Tumblr, a micro-blogging platform and social networking website, to support efforts to post multimedia and other content on the web (see below). We encourage you to learn more about digital tools by signing up for Virtual Office Hours. Today, the White House is launching…

In Recognition of World Hepatitis Day

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 “If we continue to box people in because of their medical conditions, to stigmatize individuals because of their health, and treat diseases as discrete conditions, we will never reach our common goals of health and wellbeing.” – Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy Today, as we observe World Hepatitis Day, it is important…

Introducing @POTUS: President Obama’s Twitter Account

Obama Twitter image - Oval Office

Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from The White House Blog, which on May 18 announced the launch of President Obama’s Twitter account: @POTUS. Today, with a tweet from the Oval Office, President Obama launched @POTUS , the official Twitter account of the President of the United States. The @POTUS  Twitter account will serve…

President’s FY’16 Budget: HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. The White House issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Middle Class Economics: Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living with HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic The President’s 2016 Budget is designed to…

Focus, Partner, Achieve: How the United States Is Helping to Lead the Fight Against AIDS

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“On this day, let us rededicate ourselves to continuing our work until we reach the day we know is possible — when no child has to know the pain of HIV/AIDS and no life is limited by this virus.” –President Barack Obama, World AIDS Day 2014 Proclamation Today is World AIDS Day — a day…

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now


President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, a health care worker from Dallas was transferred to Emory University Hospital for treatment after contracting the…

Best Practices in Engaging the LGBT Community on the Affordable Care Act

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Across America, the Affordable Care Act is having a tremendous, positive impact on the health, wellbeing, and economic security of millions of Americans, including LGBT people and their families. Many members of the LGBT community face limited access to health care and insurance, and are less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy….