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PACHA Blog: CMS Care Innovations Summit

Care Innovations Summit

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHS Office of the National Coordinator are hosting the first “Care Innovations Summit” in Washington, DC today to “showcase innovative work in care delivery and payment.” The Summit will bring together leading innovators from inside and outside the healthcare industry to encourage and promote knowledge-sharing,…

A Conversation with PACHA Chair Nancy Mahon

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On December 1, 2011, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the appointment of Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President of MAC Cosmetics and Executive Director of the MAC AIDS Fund, to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). I sat down with Ms. Mahon for a brief interview after her swearing-in ceremony.

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…

Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest

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Later this month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women of color and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional community mobilizations aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that are unfolding across the country. Like…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Key Issue at January PACHA Meeting

Conversations with AIDS.gov: Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Meeting. January 27 and 28, 2011

Much of the recent meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) focused on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy asks PACHA to provide, on an ongoing basis, recommendations on how to effectively implement the Strategy, as well as establish a mechanism to monitor the Strategy’s implementation. Last week, Council members heard updates…

The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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For the last three years, our blog posts for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), February 7th of every year, have focused on new media or statistics about African Americans and HIV. This year we wanted to share with you thoughts from two of our colleagues. No new media. No statistics. Just important words about…

PACHA to Convene Next Week

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) meets on January 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. During next week’s meeting, PACHA will receive an update on the operational plans submitted to the White House by the Federal Departments and Agencies identified as leads in the Strategy. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy tasks PACHA with monitoring the…

PACHA Advises on HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) shared observations and feedback on a preliminary, confidential draft of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Operational Plan during a members-only conference call on November 9, 2010. My colleague Christopher Bates, PACHA’s Executive Director, and I co-facilitated the call. Members of our…