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Register Today for Webinar on Hepatitis C and African American Women

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In recognition of both National Women’s Health Week and Hepatitis Awareness Month, the HHS Offices on Women’s Health, Minority Health, and HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy are co-sponsoring a webinar, Hepatitis C and African American Women, on Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 1:30-2:45 PM (ET). Because of disproportionate rates of hepatitis C virus infection, African Americans…

Today is Deadline to #GetCovered During Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one more chance to get covered for the remainder of 2015. You must enroll by today, April 30, if you want to get covered. Earlier this week, HHS shared message,…

April is STD Awareness Month

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“A person who has an STD will also always have discharge or bumps as symptoms of the infection.” “STD testing is for cheaters.” “The birth control pill will protect me from common STDs.” After working in the STD clinic setting for many years, and in my current role as the Director of CDC’s Division of…

National Minority Health Month: Training the Public Health Work Force

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For National Minority Health Month, I want to raise an issue that is vital to improve the health and health equity of our Nation: that is, the development of a public health workforce that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population. In relation to HIV, it is critical that we ensure a workforce that has the…

Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 27, 2015 The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Compass Career Management L.L.C. (Compass Career College) of Hammond, Louisiana, to remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Compass Career College is a private provider of vocational education and career training. Title III of…

WhiteHouse.gov Is Evolving With You in Mind

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Editor’s Note: This cross-post from The White House Blog highlights the Obama Administration’s focus on leveraging digital tools and technologies to better reach and inform the American public. One of the objectives of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS) is to: “Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information…

New Hepatitis C Treatments Have High Cure Rates for African Americans

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The epidemic of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection impacts over 3 million individuals in the United States, and over 50% of infected people are undiagnosed. In an effort to increase the number of people who are aware of their HCV infection and link them to care, in 2012 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

April 30 Is Deadline for Tax Season Special Enrollment Period for Gaining Health Coverage through Marketplace

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a statement reminding people that April 30, 2015 is the…