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HHS Seeks Nominations to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). The PACHA is a Federal advisory committee that provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs…

Change Is the One True Constant: Transitions at HHS

Ronald Valdiserri

Introducing the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy As announced in the Federal Register on Friday, March 16, the office formerly known as the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy will now be known as the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP). OHAIDP, located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, is…

PACHA Meeting Examines Women and HIV, Other Issues at Winter Meeting

Nancy Mahon

At the end of last month, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) convened for its first meeting of 2012. It was my privilege to lead that meeting, my first as PACHA’s new chairperson. Our agenda was a very full one and the discussions thoughtful, rich, and informative. As we embarked on our work, we…

February PACHA Meeting to Focus on Women and Girls

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will convene February 28 and 29 in Washington, DC. Among the many items on the agenda for the 45th meeting of the PACHA, two are of particular note: A conversation with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on a variety of issues, including the implementation of…

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…