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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…

Moving from Coverage to Care: Next Steps in Prevention

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Please join: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC)  Office of Minority Health (OMH) “I’m covered. What happens now?” For organizations that have been working to get uninsured Americans – including millions of racial and ethnic minorities – into affordable health coverage, the…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme - “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” - embodies the ambitious goal put forward by the U.S. Department…