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Improving Health Disparities Data for a Healthier Nation

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This year we have achieved important milestones in our commitments to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities, including the release of Healthy People 2020 and the National Prevention Strategy, as well as the launch of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. On Monday, we achieved yet another milestone, by implementing…

HIV/AIDS Highlights from the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

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CBCF "HIV Criminalization" Panel

Co-authored by Meico Whitlock, AIDS.gov Fellow   The nation’s HIV/AIDS epidemic was a key topic of discussion during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2011 Annual Legislative Conference held earlier this fall. Thousands of African American elected officials, business leaders, media representatives, and others assembled for the four-day event in Washington, DC. HIV/AIDS Special Focus of…

Getting Ready for USCA 2011, November 10–13: Send Us Your Thoughts

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The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2011 is less than two weeks away. As Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council noted in his recent blog post, this year’s conference is pivotal. With the conference theme, “Make Change Real,” over 3,000 federal, national, and community-level HIV partners will gather in Chicago to…

Using National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts to Respond to the HIV Prevention and Care Needs of Latinos

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According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual…

Black Doctors Pursuing National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals

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Mr. Christopher Bates

Recently, I had the opportunity to address more than 80 African American physicians gathered at an HIV/AIDS Symposium for Primary Care during the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual convention here in Washington, DC. My remarks addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and what black physicians can do to help the nation achieve the Strategy’s important…

41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 2011 Annual Legislative Conference

Congressional Black Caucus 2011 Annual Legislative Conference

From September 21-24, thousands of Americans, elected officials, business and industry leaders, and media will gather for the 41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 2011 Annual Legislative  Conference (ALC) in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme of the four-day event is “iLead | iServe”, highlighting the value and impact of leadership and services within the community….

Highlights from the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

Venton Jones

Earlier this month, AIDS.gov attended the 5th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was hosted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI).  Naima Cozier, AIDS.gov Trainer,…

National Initiative Advances Integration of HIV in Primary Care Settings

Brian Hujdich

In response to the persistent and disproportionate impact of HIV on racial and ethnic minority communities in the United States, last fall the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities (NCHCMC) with the mission of advancing culturally competent,…

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