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National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Working Across Agency Lines

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies and offices are studying the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and examining their programs, policies and resources to identify ways to better align them with the goals and priorities articulated in the Strategy. These efforts will be reflected in the HHS NHAS Implementation Plan, which the…

More Microgrants: Reaching Specific Audiences with New Media

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In our continuing series on the AIDS.gov microgrant awardees, today we feature four programs reaching several very specific groups: Hispanic immigrants, rural Alaskans, and formerly incarcerated young adults. Reaching Hispanic Immigrants As many of us observe National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, we are particularly aware that Hispanics are some of the most…

Obama Administration’s Pledge to Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

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As part of America’s leadership in saving lives and alleviating suffering around the world, the United States announced today that it intends to make an unprecedented three-year pledge of support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The pledge is tied to the call for smart investments and shared responsibility to reach…

Making HIV Prevention the Priority

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

On September 24th, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that CDC allocated $30 million of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund to expand HIV prevention efforts under the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The funding includes nearly $22 million of grants for state and local health departments….

AIDS.gov Microgrant Awardees: Using New Media to Reach Youth

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Metro TeenAIDS (MTA)

Last week in our series on AIDS.gov microgrant awardees, we profiled four local groups using new media for HIV prevention, testing, and care to reach men who have sex with men (MSM). This week, the focus turns to youth. According to the CDC's factsheet on HIV/AIDS and youth, "young people in the United States are…

Latino Community Leaders Meet in Washington D.C. to Talk about HIV

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There were two events last week where leaders from the Latino community came together to talk about HIV. The first event was a meeting at the White House on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community. Watch a recorded video of the event here . In addition, the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)…

ONAP Commissions Institute of Medicine to Examine Data Gaps in Monitoring Access and Quality of HIV Care

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Co-authored by Gregorio Millett, M.P.H., Senior Policy Advisor This time last year, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) announced a contract with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a series of policy analyses to help inform the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The first of three reports from this project was released two weeks ago…

HHS Awards $3.5 Million to Expand HIV/AIDS Care Capacity for Minorities

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Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced two grants totaling more than $3.5 million to reach beyond the Ryan White Program – the federally funded program that provides care and treatment to about half a million Americans living with HIV/AIDS – and provide expanded care and treatment for minority patients that have been impacted…