HIV Policy & Programs

NEW! White House Digital Initiative: “Letters to President Obama”

A letter from Natoma Canfield, an Ohio woman lacking health insurance, hangs on the wall in the hall between the Oval Office and the President Barack Obama's Private Office in the West Wing, June 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Editor’s Note: The White House has launched a new storytelling initiative on Tumblr, a micro-blogging platform and social networking website, to support efforts to post multimedia and other content on the web (see below). We encourage you to learn more about digital tools by signing up for Virtual Office Hours. Today, the White House is launching…

During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers

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Contact: HRSA Press Office 301-443-3376 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on August 11 that $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them…

TBT: Ryan White Grantees Help People with HIV #GetCovered

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It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program approaching on August 18, we are reminded of this excellent video of how Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees assisted their clients to enroll in affordable, quality health coverage through the Marketplace during the 2014 enrollment period. The open enrollment period…

Saluting Community Health Centers: Vital Partners in Fighting HIV and Hepatitis

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This week we join public health and health care colleagues across the U.S. in saluting the 50th anniversary of the nation’s network of community health centers during National Health Center Week.  First established in 1965 as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, today there are over 1,300 health centers supported by…

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Commemorate Historic Milestone on August 18

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is counting down to an historic milestone – the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act – which takes place on August 18, 2015. The theme for the 25th anniversary commemoration is “Moving Forward with CARE: Building on 25 Years of Passion, Purpose, and Excellence.” Today, the…

Is It Time to Try Medium? New Federal-Friendly Terms of Service

digitalgov logo works to share information on the wide range of digital tools. The following post is by our Federal colleagues at DigitalGov. What is Medium? Good question. Is it a publishing platform , a social network , a distribution channel , a 21st century version of the op-ed page , or something else ? With a continuously evolving feature-set, Medium…

What They’re Saying: Release of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On July 30, the President released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2,230 KB], which will guide our efforts—at the national, state, and community levels—through the end of the decade. The updated Strategy retains the original Strategy’s Vision and four overarching Goals, but updates its Steps, Actions, and Indicators to incorporate the incredible progress…

HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance Showcased Progress & Collaboration


On July 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted the fifth annual observance of World Hepatitis Day to continue raising awareness of the burden of viral hepatitis both here in the U.S. and around the world. Globally, viral hepatitis affects 400 million people and kills over 1.4 million people annually , and…