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Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

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Background: This SPNS initiative will implement and evaluate innovative social media methods to identify, link, and retain HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults (ages 13-34) in HIV primary care and supportive services. These methods include system approaches utilizing a variety of social media, internet and mobile-based technologies to improve engagement and retention…

Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people also living with HIV at ID Week, a leading forum for sharing infectious disease research and practice. The…

2016 Open Enrollment: Tips for Consumers to Get Covered and Stay Covered

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Editor’s Note: From HRSA’s ACE TA Center, here are tips and resources for the Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment period starting Nov 1.  The third Open Enrollment period for Marketplace health coverage begins on November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. What do consumers need to do to get covered and stay covered?…

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to cities, states and local community-based organizations. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care to ensure that more than half a million people living…

Youth, HIV and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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Throughout the 25 year history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), there has been a concerted effort to focus attention and resources on youth affected by HIV. In 1993, the Pediatric AIDS Service Demonstration Grants, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for HIV-positive children and their families, were incorporated into RWHAP,…

#TBT: The Ryan White Program at 25 – ‘A Beacon’

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Summary: Last week, the Administration celebrated the achievements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, remembered the life of Ryan White and what it took to pass the landmark law. The nation is on track under the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy [PDF 2,230KB] to achieve sharp reductions in the transmission of the once-deadly virus in the years…

HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services

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Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most.  The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy,…

USCA 2015: New Paths, New Results

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Next year, we approach the two decade anniversary of the beginning of the antiretroviral-driven turnaround in HIV care. Combination therapies literally brought people back to life. Data from 2013  document that 79% of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program have achieved viral suppression, a much higher success rate than those not in Ryan…