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12 Cities Project Evaluation Highlights Impacts on Coordination of HIV/AIDS Services

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As readers may recall, the 12 Cities Project was undertaken as an element of the HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan in “an effort to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS planning and cross-agency response in 12 communities hit hard by HIV/AIDS”. The project sought to advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by building on…

CDC ECHPP Plans Released

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Earlier this year, AIDS.gov reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had launched a website for its Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) initiative, which provided $11.6 million in FY2011 for enhanced planning and coordination activities in the 12 Metropolitan and Statistical Areas (MSA) accounting for an estimated 44% of U.S. AIDS…

Strategy in Action: Region II Convenes National HIV/AIDS Strategy Symposium

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The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

More than 200 in-person and over 180 webcast attendees participated in a recent symposium held in New York City at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region II office. The meeting was convened by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of the Regional Health Administrator, Regional Resource Network…

Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall Meetings Kick Off

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Co-authored by Mindy Nichamin, AIDS.gov New Media Coordinator

Last month, the first Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall meeting kicked off in San Francisco, California. This was the first of 15 meetings to be held across the country leading up to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) (note: every Road to AIDS 2012 meeting…

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project. The new page provides information on the three-year demonstration project funded by CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) for the…

Community Representatives Share Thoughts with 12 Cities Project Steering Committee

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Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ 12 Cities Project Steering Committee met with several community representatives (PDF 35KB) to discuss the project and explore opportunities to encourage stronger cross-agency collaboration at the local level. My Federal colleagues—from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),…

HHS Strategy Implementation Group Reviews Progress, Identifies Additional Opportunities

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NHAS HHS Implementation Meeting

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a meeting of its department-wide National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Implementation Group. This was the first meeting of the group since the completion of the HHS NHAS Operational Plan and its public release in mid-February. During the meeting, representatives of operational divisions and staff offices…

Report by the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status

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On March 16, the White House released the Report by the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. That report contained a number of recommendations related to Puerto Rico’s political status and economic development; it also addressed the need for HIV outreach and education, especially for Puerto Rico’s veterans.   In July 2011, the President…

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