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Black Voices: Youth are Reigniting the Flame

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI)  seeks to change the status quo surrounding the issues that disproportionately affect young Black gay men of color. On April 2-4, 2014 the Initiative held its second Policy & Advocacy Summit (PAS), planned and facilitated by the Organizing Committee (OC) comprised of nine young Black gay men under…

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Tips: Qualifying Life Events

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The initial open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace closed on March 31, 2014 and the next open enrollment period will be between November 15, 2014 and February 15, 2015. But did you know that some life events may qualify you to enroll in private health insurance coverage through the Marketplace outside of the…

Webcast: What’s Next? The ACA and Ryan White in a Post-Enrollment Environment

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On Thursday, April 17, 2014, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will co-host a webcast, “What’s Next? The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in a Post-Enrollment Environment.” The webcast is scheduled for 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and will review steps to take in working…

A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions

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The Office of Minority Health invites you to join us and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service  for a webinar, “A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions.”  Strengthening the nation’s health and human services infrastructure involves addressing…

What if I tried to enroll by March 31 but didn’t finish in time?

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Editor’s Note: To all our HHS colleagues, please share this information to those you serve and help them get covered in 2014. If you tried to enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace by March 31 but didn’t finish on time, you may still be able to get 2014 coverage. Continue enrolling! If you’re in…

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)

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Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). This observance brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individual nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. The national lead for NYHAAD is Advocates for Youth A simple way for all of us to help observe NYHAAD…

How to Use Your New Marketplace Coverage

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Editor’s Note: Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 7.1 million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable, private health insurance through the Marketplaces and 3 million additional people have enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. This means that many Americans at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS now have coverage and can start using it. We’re…

STD Prevention is a part of HIV Prevention: STD Awareness Month

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April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. And for this month, I’d like to focus on the link between STD prevention and HIV prevention. CDC has been invested in exploring the intersection of HIV and other STDs. Every year, 20 million new STDs occur including 50,000 new HIV infections. We know that people…