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James Albino on the NHAS and the Latino Community

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As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the White House Meeting on Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community meeting was held on September 23 (view the video of the meeting ). After the meeting, James Albino, Senior Program Manager in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy shared with me…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Working Across Agency Lines

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies and offices are studying the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and examining their programs, policies and resources to identify ways to better align them with the goals and priorities articulated in the Strategy. These efforts will be reflected in the HHS NHAS Implementation Plan, which the…

Making HIV Prevention the Priority

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

On September 24th, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that CDC allocated $30 million of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund to expand HIV prevention efforts under the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The funding includes nearly $22 million of grants for state and local health departments….

Latino Community Leaders Meet in Washington D.C. to Talk about HIV

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There were two events last week where leaders from the Latino community came together to talk about HIV. The first event was a meeting at the White House on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community. Watch a recorded video of the event here . In addition, the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)…

ONAP Commissions Institute of Medicine to Examine Data Gaps in Monitoring Access and Quality of HIV Care

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Co-authored by Gregorio Millett, M.P.H., Senior Policy Advisor This time last year, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) announced a contract with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a series of policy analyses to help inform the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The first of three reports from this project was released two weeks ago…

HHS Awards $3.5 Million to Expand HIV/AIDS Care Capacity for Minorities

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Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced two grants totaling more than $3.5 million to reach beyond the Ryan White Program – the federally funded program that provides care and treatment to about half a million Americans living with HIV/AIDS – and provide expanded care and treatment for minority patients that have been impacted…

HHS Convenes Second Meeting of NHAS Implementation Group

HHS NHAS Implementation Group

Working towards the December 9 deadline for submitting its National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) implementation plan to the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services convened the second meeting of its department-wide NHAS Implementation Group yesterday.

Focusing HIV Prevention Efforts on Gay and Bisexual Men

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Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For me, every day is an “awareness day” about HIV/AIDS.  I feel it is important for me to talk about it, because I am increasingly concerned that many in the LGBT community don’t. I am worried about the kids out there and the generation that hasn’t seen…

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