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2015 Healthy Aging Summit Accepting Abstracts for Presentations

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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…

Justice Department Settles with Ohio Healthcare System Over HIV Discrimination

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The Justice Department announced on January 15, 2015 that, as part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the department has reached a settlement with Genesis Healthcare System (Genesis) to resolve claims that Genesis discriminated against a woman with HIV in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Genesis operates a healthcare system that includes a…

NIH Announces Funding for New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to encourage small businesses to address viral hepatitis research opportunities delineated in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2MB]. The announcement of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant entitled New Technologies for Viral…

Need coverage for 2015? There’s still time!

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Miss the January 15 deadline? Did you miss the January 15 deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan? Don’t worry, there’s still time. February 15 is the final deadline to sign up for a plan for 2015. Don’t wait until the last minute! Enroll today! Here’s why enrolling is so important: You’re not covered…

Black Voices: 7 Inspiring MLK Quotes & New Media

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January 18th is Martin Luther King Day. We honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his birthday, the AIDS.gov 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…

Implementing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: The Role of Community Leadership

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The development of the updated national Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: 2014-2016 [PDF 2.01MB] (Action Plan) in April 2014 marked a new opportunity for community-based organizations invested in eliminating hepatitis B and C disparities, to explore what activities federal agencies are planning to undertake and how the organizations and agencies…

Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Reporting Burden for HHS HIV Grantees

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To help achieve a more coordinated response to HIV in the U.S., the National HIV/AIDS Strategy contains the following recommendation: “The Federal Government should take short and longer-term efforts to simplify grant administration activities, including work to standardize data collection and grantee reporting requirements for Federal HIV programs.” Acting upon that recommendation, in April 2012,…

Things to know about health insurance and your taxes

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Did you know that your health coverage may affect your taxes? If anyone in your household enrolled in a Marketplace plan in 2014, you’ll need some new information when you file your federal income taxes. Here are 5 things to know about health coverage and your taxes: Watch your mail for Form 1095-A. It will…