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Stigma, Strengthening HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color, and Social Media Fellows Featured in Facebook Live Events from USCA 2016

As the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued on September 17 in Hollywood, Florida, AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via three Facebook Live events. PACHA Members Their Work at the Conference and Focus on HIV Stigma Two members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), Scott Shoettes and Gabriel Maldonado, spoke with PACHA’s…

Viral Hepatitis and Indian Health Services Highlights from USCA 2016

During the second day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via Facebook Live. First, we caught up with Corinna Dan and Mariah Johnson about the viral hepatitis pathway at the conference. Corinna is the Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office…

SMAIF in Spotlight at U.S. Conference on AIDS

As the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway in Hollywood, Florida, on September 16, one of the first workshops put a spotlight on several activities supported by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). Several presentations by federal colleagues and grant recipients demonstrated the reach and impact that SMAIF is having in responding to…

Facebook Live: Opening Day Highlights from 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS

On the opening day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Hollywood, Florida, we joined Kaye Hayes and Ken Williams for a conversation via Facebook Live. Kaye is the Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Ken is a blogger (“Ken Like Barbie”) , speaker, and activist. Ken’s story is also…

USCA Workshop Series Will Highlight SMAIF-Supported Programming Serving Minority Communities

Next week, OHAIDP will participate in the 20th U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  in Hollywood, Florida. Organized by NMAC, this annual event brings together public health workers, advocates, policy makers, and people living with HIV to share their creative new ideas and bold strategies for achieving the goals of our National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). OHAIDP…

What’s Your Story?

Summary: ONAP wants to hear how you are implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in your community. A few weeks ago, I put out a call for your stories. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy [PDF 2.18 MB] is our national roadmap, and we need to know how the Strategy is being implemented all over the country, by stakeholders of all…

CMS Awards Consumer Assistance Funding to Support 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

With open enrollment for 2017 only a few weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced $63 million in Navigator grant awards to returning and new organizations.  These awards will support local in-person assistance to help consumers navigate, shop, and enroll in the wide variety of Marketplace coverage options. “We are committed…

Medicaid expansion lowers Marketplace premiums by 7 percent

New analysis finds Medicaid expansion brings down Marketplace rates – another benefit on top of gains for low-income individuals and state economies Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that expanding Medicaid lowers Marketplace premiums by about 7 percent in those states. “Today’s report identifies yet another group that…