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New Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

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In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  These events will be a forum for Federal, state and local agency representatives, researchers,…

Key Updates from the Fall 2011 PACHA Meeting

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PACHA Meeting 9/29/11

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) convened for a meeting on September 29 and 30, 2011, in Washington, DC. The Council heard from both members of PACHA subcommittees and external presenters. Highlights of some of those sessions include: White House Update Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), opened…

Region VIII Federal Interagency Collaboration Continues

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As the seasons begin to change in the Mountain West, we paused recently to share our efforts to pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in the States in our region (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming). On September 29, we held a special meeting of the Region VIII NHAS…

Seattle Meeting Focuses on Ideas to Strengthen the HIV Workforce

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On October 4, 2011, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted the second in a series of five Implementation Dialogues in Seattle Washington at Swedish Medical Center. The theme for this meeting was “Building Capacity Within the HIV Workforce so that it Delivers What We Need Today and Tomorrow”. The meeting was an opportunity…

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…

Capitol Hill Briefing Kicks Off Countdown to National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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On Tuesday, September 20, I had the opportunity to speak at a briefing on Capitol Hill about National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The briefing kicked off activities that will culminate in the annual observance of the AIDS awareness day on October 15. There was much discussion of data recently released by the Centers of…

Birmingham Kicks Off First of Five Fall Implementation Dialogues on the NHAS

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The first of a series of five Implementation Dialogues was held on September 27 in Birmingham, Alabama, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Robinson Stephens Preforming Arts Center.  The meeting focused on “Incorporating Prevention and Care Research Into HIV Programs” brought together speakers and panelists from across federal, state and local government, as…

Mobilizing Public and Private Sector Investments to Support Critical HIV Services

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The White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and the Office of National AIDS Policy held a joint meeting on Friday, September 9th on “Mobilizing Public and Private Sector Investments to Support the Goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy,” in which 25