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Linking Health Care to Housing through HRSA Safety Net Programs

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Summary: When people have stable living conditions, it positively impacts their health. Recognizing this, HRSA programs have linked health care services and housing. When people have stable living conditions, it positively impacts their health. Programs across the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognize this connection and have linked health care services and housing, whether…

HOPWA Formula Modernization Reflects Current HIV Trends

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Director’s Note from Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy: We know that people living with HIV who have unstable housing have poorer health outcomes and are at greater risk for transmitting HIV. I conducted research on this very issue while I was at CDC, and these findings have been…

Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living With HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal today. The White House also issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Meeting Our Greatest Challenges: The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and…

HRSA/HAB Funding Opportunity on Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration

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This request for proposal (RFP) announcement solicits applications to support a minimum of four performance sites for a new initiative, “Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.” This initiative seeks to support the electronic integration of housing and HIV care data systems in the…

PACHA Seeks Nominations

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It…

PACHA Shares NHAS Implementation Recommendations

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During the 57th meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 15, 2015, the Council shared recommendations on the implementation of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), first provided an update about current efforts by agencies across…

Joint HUD-DOJ Demonstration Designed to Prevent Homelessness among Victims of Domestic Violence

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To help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making more than $9 million available to state, local governments, and non-profits through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration – a collaborative effort…

Agencies Developing Federal Action Plan to Implement Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Ten federal agencies are currently working—both individually and collaboratively—to develop a government-wide action plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, (Strategy) which the White House released on July 30, 2015. In the Executive Order that accompanied the release of the Updated Strategy, President Obama identified those agencies having primary competencies and responsibilities…