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3 Takeaways from our Black Voices Blog Series

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From the beginning of the AIDS.gov blog, we found that encouraging conversations is the best way to ensure that we are connecting with our readers. By joining our “voice” with the voices of those we are working to reach and serve, we work together to increase access to HIV/AIDS information. Our conversations have yielded important…

Fighting a Silent Epidemic: Viral Hepatitis in the African American Community

J. Nadine Gracia

Editor’s note: During the observance of Minority Health Month, we are pleased to share a guest post from Dr. Nadine Gracia highlighting activities to address one of the racial/ethnic health disparities in viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is sometimes referred to as a silent epidemic, one that leads to more than 17,000 deaths in the U.S….

Black Voices: Youth are Reigniting the Flame

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI)  seeks to change the status quo surrounding the issues that disproportionately affect young Black gay men of color. On April 2-4, 2014 the Initiative held its second Policy & Advocacy Summit (PAS), planned and facilitated by the Organizing Committee (OC) comprised of nine young Black gay men under…

A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions

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The Office of Minority Health invites you to join us and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service  for a webinar, “A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions.”  Strengthening the nation’s health and human services infrastructure involves addressing…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

Kathleen Sebelius

Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme – “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” – embodies the ambitious goal put forward by the U.S. Department…

Swallow A Pill for HIV Prevention

Venton Jones

Last year I had the pleasure to work on a video project with the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) , in collaboration with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) . We set out to develop a tool that would educate and engage Black gay men around biomedical HIV prevention research. The main focus is on…

Black Voices: Leveraging Digital Tools to Reach and Engage Black Gay Men

Meico Whitlock

Editor’s note: Venton and Meico are part of our Black Voices blog series, community voices of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. Click here more information about the series. More Americans than ever before have access to Internet-enabled technologies and are participating in online social networking platforms….

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Editor’s Note: This blog post is cross-posted from the IHS HIV email listserv. Thursday, March 20, is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This week many tribal communities are sponsoring neighborhood events to increase local and global awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indian and Alaska Native people. To learn more about National Native…